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Carprovet (Carprofen) Caplets are used to treat pain and inflammation from conditions such as arthritis and other joint diseases including hip dysplasia. It is also used to reduce fever. It is available as 25mg, 75mg and 100mg scored caplets. The usual Carprofen dosage for dogs is 1mg/pound by mouth every 12 hours.
What is Carprovet (Carprofen) Caplets?
Carprovet (Carprofen) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication (NSAID) manufactured by Putney, Inc. The caplets can be used to treat pets suffering from pain and inflammation caused by conditions such as arthritis and other joint diseases, including hip dysplasia. Carprofen is also used to reduce fever.
Who is Carprovet (Carprofen) Caplets for?
Carprofen is for use in dogs only. Do NOT use Carprofen on cats.
Why use Carprovet (Carprofen) Caplets?
Carprofen Caplets are 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.
How does Carprovet (Carprofen) Caplets work?
The mechanism of action of carprofen, like that of other NSAIDs, is believed to be associated with the inhibition of cyclooxygenase activity.
How is Carprovet (Carprofen) Caplets sold?
Carprovet (Carprofen) is sold in strengths of 25mg, 75mg, and 100mg caplets in 60 count or 180 count bottles
What are the side effects of Carprovet (Carprofen) Caplets?
Carprofen, like other drugs of its class, is not free from adverse reactions. Owners should be advised of the potential for adverse reactions and be informed of the clinical signs associated with drug intolerance. Adverse reactions may include decreased appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, dark or tarry stools, increased water consumption, increased urination, pale gums due to anemia, yellowing of gums, skin or white of the eye due to jaundice, lethargy, incoordination, seizure, or behavioral changes.
What special precautions are there?
Periodic liver and kidney function tests should be performed for dogs taking Carprofen. Carprofen should not be used in dogs exhibiting previous hypersensitivity to carprofen. Do NOT use on cats or on pregnant or nursing animals. Keep out of reach of children. Carprofen is not for human use. Consult a physician in cases of accidental ingestion by humans.
What to do if overdose?
In case of overdose, contact your nearest emergency animal hospital.
How can I store Carprovet (Carprofen) Caplets?
Keep the caplets in a cool/dry place.
All dogs should undergo a thorough history and physical examination before initiation of therapy using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Appropriate laboratory tests to establish hematological and serum biochemical baseline data prior to, and periodically during, administration of any NSAID should be considered.
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