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Common Uses: Carprofen is an oral nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that has been prescribed to your dog to manage his/her arthritis pain and inflammation, or has been given post-operatively to reduce pain following surgery. This medication is for use in dogs only. While carprofen is not a cure for osteoarthritis (OA), it can relieve the pain and inflammation of OA and improve your dog's mobility. Response varies from dog to dog but can be quite dramatic. Carprofen is available as caplets or chewable tablets.
What dogs/cats should not take this medication? Cats (this medication is for dogs only). Call your veterinarian immediately if your cat receives carprofen. Has had an allergic reaction to carprofen. Has had an allergic reaction to aspirin or other NSAIDs (for example deracoxib, etodolac, firocoxib, meloxicam, phenylbutazone or tepoxalin) such as hives, facial swelling, or red or itchy skin.
Store in a tight, light resistant, childproof container at room temperature away from heat and direct sunlight. Keep this and all medication out of reach of children and pets. Call your physician immediately if you accidentally take this product. For use in dogs only. Do not use in cats.
Carprofen should be given according to your veterinarian's instructions. Your veterinarian will tell you what amount of carprofen is right for your dog and for how long it should be given. Carprofen should be given by mouth and may be given with or without food. While carprofen is not a cure for osteoarthritis, it can relieve the pain and inflammation of OA and improve your dog's mobility. Response varies from dog to dog but can be quite dramatic. In most dogs, improvement can be seen in a matter of days. If Carprofen is discontinued or not given as directed, your dog's pain and inflammation may come back.
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