Carprofen is used in Vetprofen Caplets to treat inflammation and discomfort in dogs with osteoarthritis. It can also help dogs with postoperative discomfort following orthopedic or soft tissue surgery.
Who is Vetprofen Caplets for?
Dogs must be 6 weeks or older.
Why use Vetprofen Caplets?
Vetprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication (NSAID) that relieves pain and inflammation caused by surgery, hip dysplasia, joint illness, and arthritis. It can also help to lower fevers.
How does Vetprofen Caplets work?
Carprofen is used in Vetprofen to lower the hormones that produce inflammation and discomfort in the body.
How is Vetprofen Caplets sold?
25mg, 75mg, 100mg of carprofen per caplet. Each caplet size is packaged in bottles containing 60 or 240 caplets.
What are the side effects of Vetprofen Caplets?
Vomiting Diarrhea Constipation Inappetence Melena Hematemesis Gastrointestinal Ulcers Gastrointestinal Bleeding Pancreatitis
What special precautions are there?
Do not administer this medication to dogs who have previously had an allergic response to carprofen.
If overdose occurs, please contact your local pet hospital or emergency pet clinic immediately.
How can I store Vetprofen Caplets?
Store product between the temperatures of 15°-30°C (59°-86°F)
Dogs should have a comprehensive physical examination and medical history review before initiating NSAID treatment. This will establish the biochemical and hematological values of the serum as a starting point.
Before using this medication, read the information sheet that came with it. Capsules are scored to enable for dosage precision and half-caplet dose estimates. Approximately 2 hours prior to a surgery, give to control postoperative discomfort. For dogs, a daily oral dose of 2mg per pound of body weight is recommended. This entire amount can be taken as a single daily dose or split into two doses of 1mg per pound of body weight.