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Rimadyl (Carprofen)

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Rimadyl (Carprofen)

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Strength
Qty
75mg Chewables
100mg Palatable

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  • Product Details

    Description

    rimadyl for dogs

    Rimadyl is a medication that is used by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian to alleviate pain and inflammation caused by osteoarthritis in dogs. It's also used to manage pain after soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries in dogs.

    Rimadyl for dogs is available in caplets and chewable tablets.

    Directions

    Read the information that comes with your dog's prescription. The Rimadyl dosage is based on the weight of the dog. The recommended dose is 2 mg per pound of body weight once daily or 1 mg per pound of body weight twice daily. Consult with your veterinarian on giving the correct dose to your dog.

    Ingredients

    Rimadyl contains carprofen, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).

    Contraindications

    Do not give Rimadyl to your dog if your dog is allergic to carprofen.


    Fact Table

    Formula

    C15H12ClNO2

    License

    US FDA

    Bioavailability

    -

    Legal status

    US: RX Only

    Chemical Name

    Carprofen

    Elimination half-life

    Approximately 8 h (range 4.5–9.8 h) in dogs

    Dosage (Strength)

    75mg Chewables (60 capsules), 100mg Palatable (30, 60, or 180 chewables)

    Pregnancy

    Consult a vet

    Brands

    Rimadyl, Carprofen, Novox, Carprieve, Vetprofen, Quellin

    Protein binding

    99%

    PubChem CID

    2581

    MedlinePlus

    -

    ChEBI

    364453

    ATC code

    QM01AE91

    DrugBank

    DB00821

    KEGG

    D03410

    Routes of administration

    Oral

    Cautions

    • Before your dog starts taking Rimadyl, discuss the following with your veterinarian:
      • All the medications your dog takes
      • Your dog's allergies
      • Your dog's health history and current health problems
      • Your dog's pregnancy or nursing status
    • Rimadyl should not be used in humans. Keep Rimadyl away from children. 
    • Rimadyl is for use in dogs only. Keep Rimadyl away from cats and other animals.
    • Rimadyl may cause stomach and intestinal, kidney, or liver problems.
    • Rimadyl should not be used in dogs with bleeding disorders, such as Von Willebrand's disease.
    • Because Rimadyl chewable tablets taste good to dogs, be sure to store the tablets out of reach of your dog.

    Side Effects

    Rimadyl side effects include decreased appetite; vomiting; diarrhea; dark and tarry stools; increased water consumption; increased urination; pale gums due to anemia; yellowing of the gums, skin, or whites of the eyes; tiredness; seizures; and behavioral changes. Contact your veterinarian right away if your dog develops side effects that concern you or won't go away.

    With a valid prescription from your veterinarian, you can buy Rimadyl for your dog online at a competitive price at Canada Pharmacy.

    Reference:

    Rimadyl. Kalamazoo, MI: Zoetis Inc.; 2019.




    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 2460

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