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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 Rimadyl, Novox, Vetprofen)
     
    4.5

    (based on 186 reviews)

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    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Effective (136)
    • Easy to use (112)
    • No side effects (74)
    • Gentle (44)
    • Long-lasting (44)

    Cons

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

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    • Older pets (136)
    • Daily care (110)
    • Short-term care (8)
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    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

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    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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    4.0

    Will purchase again

    By Down4scuba

    from La Verne, ca

    About Me Long-time Pet Owner

    Pros

    • Effective

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Care

      Comments about Carprofen (Generic to Rimadyl, Novox, Vetprofen):

      Good product, could use every other day. depending on your dogs needs / discomfort

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      4.0

      Seems To Be Helping

      By Baso

      from Sunny South Florida

      About Me Long-time Pet Owner

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective
      • No Side Effects

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Older Pets

        Comments about Carprofen (Generic to Rimadyl, Novox, Vetprofen):

        I didn't want to get started on a daily regimen of an anti-inflammatory, but it seemed necessary with my 9+ year old Pug limping on one of her limbs. Since starting a twice daily regimen, she seems to be better, though still a bit stiff when getting up from a lying down position. I haven't noticed any side effects whatsoever. She takes it readily, after her meal, with a bit of peanut butter on it, and then swallows it down like a treat. I will have her blood checked at six months, as recommended. And in the meantime, I will reorder from this company because it was a very good price with very fast shipping, though I did pay a good bit for that shipping. Perhaps next order I will order a larger quantity to receive free shipping, if offered.

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        5.0

        Can' be beat

        By 2lugnuts

        from Campbell, CA

        About Me Long-time Pet Owner

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Effective
        • No Side Effects

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Care
          • Older Pets

          Comments about Carprofen (Generic to Rimadyl, Novox, Vetprofen):

          Product was easy to use. A little peanut butter and dog loves them. Helped considerably with dogs front ankle pain. Only use one a day and appears to do the trick.

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          5.0

          Carprofen

          By K9

          from Iowa

          About Me Long-time Pet Owner

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Effective
          • Gentle
          • Long-Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Care
            • Older Pets

            Comments about Carprofen (Generic to Rimadyl, Novox, Vetprofen):

            Product works as described. Im using to treat arthritis in my canines front paws snd back hips.

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            5.0

            generic to rimady

            By HERIGO

            from East Haven CT

            About Me Long-time Pet Owner

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Effective

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Care
              • Older Pets
              • Short-Term Care

              Comments about Carprofen (Generic to Rimadyl, Novox, Vetprofen):

              Order came within 3 days. Pills are small and easy to give. Was able to get a 3 months supply for $30 less than what my vet wanted for a month supply. Totally happy with ease of ordering, time of arrival and size of pill

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