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Carprofen Generic

US Brand Name Rimadyl
Generic Name Carprofen
Other Brand Name Care-O-Pet
Packing 30
Manufacturer Cipla
Form Tablets
Strength 50 mg
Country India

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Drug Description

Rimadyl (Carprofen) is an anti-inflammatory and analgesic medicine. It belongs to the drug category of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. The role of this drug is to restrain the construction of particular elements in the body (prostaglandins) that causes pain and inflammation in the body. Other associated drugs of NSAID's category are aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen. Carprofen is a prescribed drug available over prescription from a veterinarian.

Indication


Rimadyl (Carprofen) is used to treat pain and inflammation caused by osteoarthritis in dogs. This medication is also applied to control postoperative pain caused by soft-tissue and orthopedic surgeries in dogs. This drug is offered in the form of chewable tablets, caplets and injection.

Dosage and Administration

A daily dose of 2 mg/lb (4.4 mg/kg) has been recommended for oral administration to dogs. The total daily dose should not be more than 2 mg/lb of body weight and can be taken as a single dose or in two divided dose as 1 mg/lb (2.2 mg/kg).

If you are giving this drug to control postoperative pain, give around 2 hours prior to the procedure.

The dose can be increased by half-caplet/tablet according to the instruction of the veterinarian.

Drug Interaction

There are many other drugs that may affect the efficiency of Rimadyl if taken with this drug. These drugs are insulin; aspirin, another NSAID, for example, carprofen, etodolac, or piroxicam; warfarin; any over-the-counter cold, cough, allergy, or pain medication; furosemide; a steroid, for example, prednisone; or probenecid.

Side Effect

Usually carprofen is safe and effective. Still it can cause side effects in a number of animals. A number of the potential adverse effects that may occur by using Rimadyl include black, bloody, or tarry stools, or vomit blood. If you notice any such serious side effects in your dog, discontinue treatment and consult your veterinarian.

There is also likelihood of other serious side effects such as, an allergic reaction like swelling of the tongue, lips, or face; seizures; muscle cramps; rapid weight gain due to fluid retention; open sores in the mouth; or abdominal cramping. Your pet may also experiences some less serious side effects like headache, nausea, dizziness, diarrhea or constipation, fatigue or weakness, depression, or dry mouth. If such happens, continue treatment and consult your veterinarian. Report if any other adverse effects also take place.

Precautions

Don't use Carprofen in animals that show hypersensitivity or allergy to the medicine.

This drug should not be administered to cats.

The simultaneous use of Carprofen with other medications should be avoided. Seek advice from your veterinarian to verify if other medicines your pet is taking can interact with this drug. These drugs comprise aspirin and corticosteroids. Your pet may have NSAID-related problems, for example, ulcers or bleeding if other NSAIDs drugs are administered simultaneously.

Check blood tests from time to time to discover possible adverse effects of this medicine.

It is essential to consider the use of parenteral fluids during surgery to decrease the possible risk of renal problems when using NSAIDs perioperatively.

The safety of this drug in dogs below 6 weeks of age, dogs used for breeding purposes, pregnant dogs or in lactating bitches is not known.