Carprofen Chewable Tablets help to treat and manage the symptoms of arthritis and joint disorders. This medicine is a powerful anti-inflammatory and pain reliever that can also be used to lower a temperature.
Who is Carprofen Chewable Tablet (Generic) for?
Dogs only. Do not use for with cats.
Why use Carprofen Chewable Tablet (Generic)?
For dogs, this is an excellent anti-inflammation and anti-pain medication. This medicine is commonly used to treat osteoarthritis symptoms, such as hip dysplasia, as well as following orthopedic or soft tissue procedures.
How does Carprofen Chewable Tablet (Generic) work?
When a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) is administered to the body, it is assumed to function via suppressing cyclooxygenase activity.
Generic medications may vary from one order to the next by size, color and shape depending on manufacturer. Customers may receive the same drug under the names of various manufacturers or generic brands.
How is Carprofen Chewable Tablet (Generic) sold?
Sold per Chewable Tablet in strengths of 25 mg, 75 mg or 100 mg
What are the side effects of Carprofen Chewable Tablet (Generic)?
Carprofen, like other types of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, is associated with certain adverse reactions. Familiarize yourself with these reactions and the symptoms of drug intolerance. Adverse reactions could include: Decreased appetite Vomiting Diarrhea Dark or tarry stools Increased water consumption Increased urination Anemia (and related gum paleness) Jaundice (and related yellow gums, skin, or eye whites) Lethargy Incoordination Seizures Behavioral changes
What special precautions are there?
Do not administer to animals who show carprofen sensitivity symptoms. Your pet should receive routine kidney and liver testing while taking this medication. Keep away from children.
If overdose occurs, please contact your local pet hospital or emergency pet clinic immediately.
How can I store Carprofen Chewable Tablet (Generic)?
Keep stored in a cool and dry environment
A veterinary examination, including lab testing to identify serum biochemical and hematological baselines, should be performed before to taking this medicine. Always inform the veterinarian about current drug usage, including supplements, as well as the animal's medical history, during this examination. Regular lab testing and routine checkups should be performed while on this drug.
When administering for postoperative inflammation and pain, give 2 mg 2 hours prior to the procedure. Typical dosing for oral administration in dogs is 2 mg for every pound of body weight administered once daily, or a divided dose of 1 mg per pound twice daily. This medication should be administered for the shortest possible duration. This drug should always be administered as directed by a veterinarian at the lowest dose feasible.