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Carprofen (Generic to Rimadyl, Novox, Vetprofen)

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What is Carprofen? Carprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) medication that helps relieve the pain and inflammation that occurs with arthritis in dogs. It also helps bring relief from other joint problems and can help your pet to feel better after surgery. Carprofen is the generic alternative to Rimadyl, Novox, and Vetprofenl.

Formulated for: Dogs.The safety of Carprofen in puppies under 6 weeks of age has not been established. Some veterinarians may prescribe for small animals and birds although this medication is labeled for dogs only. Do not use with cats.

How is this medication given? Carprofen can be given once a day or it can be split into twice daily dosing. Your veterinarian will determine the dosage of medication and the frequency at which it should be given. Give this medication by mouth (orally). Gastrointestinal upset including vomiting and diarrhea may be minimized if Carprofen is given with food. Carprofen should be given at the lowest dose necessary to help your dog to feel better. You should never administer Carprofen to a pet other than the one for which it has been prescribed for.

How does it work? Chemicals in the body called prostaglandins are reduced with Carprofen. Since prostaglandins trigger inflammation, minimizing them helps decrease inflammation and pain that occurs as a result of arthritis, surgery, and other joint conditions.

What results can I expect? Symptoms of arthritis include stiffness, trouble walking, and difficulty rising. These symptoms can be relieved with Carprofen although this medication will not cure arthritis since there is no known cure for this chronic condition. Your dog should start to feel better although results vary in each individual. If you discontinue Carprofen you may notice your dogs symptoms returning.

What Form(s) does Carprofen come in? scored tablets (caplets).Dose and Administration: Novox is an oral medication that your pet takes by mouth. It can be give one to two times daily but your veterinarian will determine the dose and frequency that is ideal for your dog. Giving Carprofen with food can sometimes help to decrease gastrointestinal upset. If you miss a dose, you should give as soon as you remember. If it is time for the next dose, just skip the dose that you missed so that you do not give two doses at once. Only give Carprofen to the dog for which your veterinarian has prescribed it for. If there are any questions or problems giving your dog this medication, consult your veterinarian immediately. Minimize your dogs arthritis and joint pain and improve his/her quality of life with Carprofen.

Possible Side Effects: The most commonly reported side effect is gastrointestinal upset which may result in vomiting, diarrhea, and lack of appetite. Stomach ulcers may also develop and this can cause your dog to have bloody stools, black stools, or constipation in addition to other gastrointestinal signs. Sometimes the kidneys and liver may be affected. Symptoms of kidney problems include increased thirst, increased urination, and changes in the color and smell of your pets urine. If liver problems occur, you may notice jaundice (yellowing of the gums, skin, or eyes). Pale gums, shedding, incoordination, seizures, behavioral changes, and other less common side effects are also possible. If your pet is allergic to this medication, he/she may display symptoms such as facial swelling, hives, scratching, and sudden onset of diarrhea, vomiting, shock, seizures, pale gums, cold limbs, or coma. Contact veterinarian if abnormalities occur.
Generic form of Rimadyl, Novox, and Vetprofen.
  • Can be given once a day or twice a day.
  • Effective in controlling joint pain and inflammation.
  • Can help bring relief after surgery.
  • Scored tablets make it easy to break tablets in half for proper dosing.


  • SKU: RX217


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    Carprofen (Generic to Rimady-Novox-Vetprofen)
     
    4.5

    (based on 179 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (115)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (54)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Effective (129)
    • Easy to use (107)
    • No side effects (71)
    • Gentle (43)
    • Long-lasting (43)

    Cons

    • Side effects (12)
    • Difficult to administer (6)

    Best Uses

    • Older pets (130)
    • Daily care (105)
    • Short-term care (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Long-time pet owner (162), Budget shopper (7), Midrange shopper (3)
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      • Personal (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    CARPROFEN

    KATY, A 6 YR OLD FEMALE DACHOUND (RESCUE DOG)

    SUFFERS FROM ARTHRITIS IN HER FRONT FEET. SINCE

    STARTING HER ON THIS MEDICATION SEVERAL MONTHS

    SHE...Read complete review

    KATY, A 6 YR OLD FEMALE DACHOUND (RESCUE DOG)

    SUFFERS FROM ARTHRITIS IN HER FRONT FEET. SINCE

    STARTING HER ON THIS MEDICATION SEVERAL MONTHS

    SHE HAS NOT COMPLAINED ONCE. SHE IS HER NORMAL

    HAPPY SELF. THANK YOU CARPROFEN

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Avoid!

    Tried "Carprofen" from PetFoodDirect when the price of generic Rimadyl from my vet increased. I "saved" $20 for 60 pills (100mg) over the vet.
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    Tried "Carprofen" from PetFoodDirect when the price of generic Rimadyl from my vet increased. I "saved" $20 for 60 pills (100mg) over the vet.

    HOWEVER, within 2 weeks of use, my 13 year old dog with spinal degenerative disease was having a harder time getting up. In another week, she could only walk ~20 yards without crapping out. I switched back to Novox from my vet, and in 5 days, she's back to walking 200 yards, and is getting up much more easily. I'm frankly concerned that there's less or no active ingredient in the generic pills sold by PetFoodDirect.

    Bottom line? Company policy is to refuse to accept returned meds, so it looks like I'm stuck with the original bottle plus a second one (unopened). I'm going back to my vet, whose medication significantly improves my dog's quality of life. Buyer beware!

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    5.0

    A Good Generic Substitute to Rimady-Novo

    By Sunshine

    from Fair Oaks, CA

    About Me Long-time Pet Owner

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Effective
    • Gentle
    • Long-Lasting
    • No Side Effects

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Care
      • Older Pets

      Comments about Carprofen (Generic to Rimady-Novox-Vetprofen):

      Due to vet's reluctant and slow manner of cooperation to get prescription and the mailing of the prescription, delivery was slow, BUT, at no fault of PetfoodDirect.

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      5.0

      Changed my dog's life!

      By Big Blue

      from Sunnyside, WA

      About Me Long-time Pet Owner

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Older Pets

        Comments about Carprofen (Generic to Rimady-Novox-Vetprofen):

        My dog is mostly pain-free and enjoying his elder life. He not only is old, but has been coping with an accident that nearly claimed his life. He is happier and wants to play more. I love to see my boy happy and not hindered by his pain and disabilities. Administering Carprofen truly was the best choice that I made regarding his comfort and longevity.

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        4.0

        Good results

        By MW

        from AK

        About Me Long-time Pet Owner

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Effective
        • Gentle
        • Long-Lasting
        • No Side Effects

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Older Pets

          Comments about Carprofen (Generic to Rimady-Novox-Vetprofen):

          Easy to use and a lot less expensive than equivalent products.

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          1.0

          Not satisfied

          By DDD

          from San Diego, CA

          About Me Long-time Pet Owner

          Pros

          • Effective

          Cons

          • Side Effects

          Best Uses

          • Short-Term Care

          Comments about Carprofen (Generic to Rimady-Novox-Vetprofen):

          Staff took long time to process, then did not include fast delivery as requested. Overall poor result and will not use again.

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          4.0

          Carprofen

          By jim the runner

          from san jose, ca

          About Me Long-time Pet Owner

          Pros

          • Effective

          Cons

          • Difficult To Administer

          Best Uses

          • Older Pets

          Comments about Carprofen (Generic to Rimady-Novox-Vetprofen):

          Carprofen eases the joint pain my 11-year old border collie mix is experiencing. The pill is not palatable and needs to be hidden in bread or cheese to get him to ingest it.

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