Carprieve Chewable Tablets include carprofen, which is used to treat fevers, osteoarthritis inflammation and pain, and the pain caused by orthopedic or soft tissue surgery.
Who is Carprieve (Carprofen) Chewable Tablets for?
Dogs must be 6 weeks or older.
Why use Carprieve (Carprofen) Chewable Tablets?
Carprieve caplets are a pain reliever that is simple to use. They are safe to administer for the long-term relief of arthritis and joint discomfort in dogs.
How does Carprieve (Carprofen) Chewable Tablets work?
Carprieve is an NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication) that inhibits the activity of the enzyme cyclooxygenase.
How is Carprieve (Carprofen) Chewable Tablets sold?
Available in strengths of 25 mg, 75 mg and 100 mg in 60 or 180 count chewable tablets
What are the side effects of Carprieve (Carprofen) Chewable Tablets?
A veterinarian should check on dogs that are on NSAIDs on a regular basis. Adverse responses are usually addressed after indicators have been identified and treated. If you feel your pet has developed a medicine sensitivity, you should stop using it immediately and visit your veterinarian. Severe adverse effects might strike at any time and, in rare cases, result in death. Potential adverse reactions include: Inappetence Diarrhea Dark or tarry stools Increased water consumption Increased urination Anemia (and related gum paleness) Jaundice (and related yellow gums, skin, or eyes) Lethargy Incoordination Seizures Changes in behavior
What special precautions are there?
Keep away from animals and children. This product is only to be used on dogs. If your dog has a known hypersensitivity to carprofen, don't use this medication. Never administer to a pregnant animal, nursing animal, or cat. NSAIDs that inhibit cyclooxygenase have been linked to renal, gastrointestinal, rand liver damage. This might be due to a cyclooxygenase enzyme inhibitor and reduced synthesis of the prostaglandin responsible for prostaglandin generation from AA (arachidonic acid). Prostaglandins that cause inflammation are inhibited by NSAIDs. It may also interfere with the production of prostaglandins, which are necessary for good homeostatic function. Patients with a pre-existing or underlying condition may experience more severe side effects. NSAID treatment may disclose a hidden sickness that was previously undetected and had no clinical symptoms. NSAIDs, for example, may aggravate underlying renal illness. Parenteral fluids may be explored for surgical operations to lower the risk of renal problems when delivering NSAIDs preoperatively. This medicine is an NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug). This drug has the potential to induce negative effects. The most common side effects are gastrointestinal in nature. Hepatic, dermatologic, neurologic, hematologic, and renal symptoms have also been observed. Patients on concurrent diuretics or those with dehydration, hepatic impairment, renal dysfunction, or cardiovascular failure are at the highest risk of renal damage. Be cautious and keep an eye on animals getting potentially nephrotoxic medications at the same time. Carprofen should not be taken with any other anti-inflammatory medication, such as NSAIDs or corticosteroids. This can result in stomach ulcers or perforations, among other things. From one patient to the next, sensitivities and responses will differ. Dogs that have had a bad reaction to one NSAID may have the same reaction to another. Animals can take up to 10 times the prescribed dose without experiencing renal damage or gastrointestinal ulcers, according to well-controlled safety trials in healthy dogs. Carprieve should not be given to dogs that have Von Willebrand's disease or any other type of bleeding condition. It is unknown whether or not it is safe to use in dogs with such diseases. Not proven safe for use in lactating, breeding, or pregnant dogs or in animals younger than 6 weeks old. Carprieve has not been studied in combination with other medications that are protein-bound or metabolized in the same way. In patients who require further therapy, medication compatibility, including widely used cardiac, anticonvulsant, and behavioral therapies, should be thoroughly checked. Treatment with carprofen may lower the amount of inhaled anesthetics necessary. If extra pain medicine is needed after a total daily Carprieve dosage, other analgesics should be investigated. Other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are not advised. Washout times should be addressed when transitioning from one NSAID to another or from NSAID to corticosteroid therapy.
If overdose occurs, please contact your local pet hospital or emergency pet clinic immediately.
How can I store Carprieve (Carprofen) Chewable Tablets?
Half-tablets should be used within 30 days of opening. Keep this medication away from heat and moisture. Keep 100 mg tablets between 68° and 77° Fahrenheit (20° and 25° Celsius). Keep 75 mg and 25 mg tablets between 59° and 86° Fahrenheit (15° and 30° Celsius).
Take special care to ensure that your dog gets the entire dose. Hand-administer (pill) like any other oral tablet medication if the dog does not readily accept the tablet(s). Hand it to the dog or put it in his food. Place tablets on a firm surface and press down on both sides of the score to split them in two. Because these tablets come pre-scored, the dosage should be divided into half-tablet intervals. Give around 2 hours before the surgery to control postoperative discomfort. The complete daily dose can be given once a day at 2 mg per pound, or split and given twice a day at 1 mg per pound of body weight. For dogs, the recommended oral dose is 2 mg per pound of body weight each day. Use according to your veterinarian's instructions.