Rimadyl (carprofen) is designed for the treatment of symptoms resulting from conditions such as arthritis, hip dysplasia, and other joint related issues. It has anti-inflammatory and pain mitigating properties. This product is available in 25 mg, 75 mg, and 100mg caplets.
What is Rimadyl Caplets?
Rimadyl (carprofen) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) of the propionic acid class that includes ibuprofen, naproxen, and ketoprofen. Rimadyl is indicated for the relief of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis and for the control of postoperative pain associated with soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries in dogs.
Who is Rimadyl Caplets for?
Rimadyl (carprofen) is safe for use in dogs 6 weeks of age and older.
Why use Rimadyl Caplets?
Rimadyl (carprofen) provides both short and long term relief from pain symptomatic of various joint conditions. Comes in easily administered caplets.
How does Rimadyl Caplets work?
Rimadyl is an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) that works by decreasing inflammation symptomatic of various joint conditions. Because this drug is non-steroidal, it is more appropriate for treating conditions requiring long term use.
How is Rimadyl Caplets sold?
Rimadyl Caplets contain 25 mg, 75 mg, or 100 mg of carprofen per Caplet. Each Caplet size is packaged in bottles containing 30, 60, or 180 tablets. Rimadyl is sold by prescription only.
What are the side effects of Rimadyl Caplets?
Pet parents should be aware of the following adverse responses indicative of sensitivity or rejection of the drug:
- decreased appetite
- dark or tar-like stools
- increased water consumption
- increased urination
- pale gums due to anemia
- yellowing of gums, skin, or whites of the eyes due to jaundice
- behavioral changes
Notes* Adverse responses may occur suddenly. Contact your veterinarian at once if your pet shows any signs/symptoms of those listed above. Most pets who have suffered negative reactions have recuperated with the help of veterinarian care and immediately stopping drug intake. Follow up visits are recommended while taking an NSAID.
What special precautions are there?
Not for administration in cats. Do not use in dogs displaying carprofen hypersensitivity.
What to do if overdose?
Contact your closest emergency pet hospital.
How can I store Rimadyl Caplets?
Store in a dry and cool environment. 59°-86°F (15°-30°C).
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