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.Description
*Please Note: Picture displayed may not depict actual product. Any represented trademarks are property of the respective companies 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.
…interactions may occur with other NSAIDs (e.g., aspirin, etodolac (EtoGesic), deracoxib (Deramaxx), tepoxalin (Zubrin), firocoxib (Previcox), carprofen (Novox, Rimadyl)); steroids (e.g., prednisone, prednisolone, dexamethasone, Medrol, triamcinolone); methotrexate, oral anticoagulants (heparin,…Description
If your dog suffers from a degenerative or inflammatory joint condition such as arthritis, consider Metacam in order to relieve his/her pain which should help your canine companion to live a healthy, enjoyable life.
What is Metacam? Metacam is a type of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) medication that is commonly recommended by veterinarians in order to relieve pain, inflammation, and other symptoms associated with arthritis in dogs.
What are the benefits of Metacam? :
- Liquid suspension allows easy, convenient and accurate dosing for dogs of all sizes.
- Palatable taste dogs easily accept.
- May be used as long-term treatment for chronic arthritis in dogs.
Formulated for: dogs. There are no safety studies regarding the use of Metacam in dogs less than 6 months of age or in pregnant, breeding, or nursing dogs.
How is this medication given? Metacam is commonly prescribed to be given once a day but your veterinarian will determine the exact dosing regimen for your dog.
Metacam should be given by mouth (orally). Shake the liquid well before use. You can measure your dogs exact dose using the syringe provided by the manufacturer. You can give this medication on your dogs food or directly in your dogs mouth. Giving Metacam in the food is commonly recommended for more accurate dosing in small dogs.The goal is to use the lowest dose necessary in order to provide relief especially if Metacam in used long-term.
How does this medication work? Metacam is a type of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication (NSAID). NSAIDs inhibit the synthesis of certain body chemicals called prostaglandins. Prostaglandins are chemicals that are released throughout your pet's bloodstream that can result in pain. Inhibiting the production of prostaglandins can effectively reduce pain in your dog making him/her more comfortable.
What results can I expect? Metacam can help manage your dogs symptoms associated with his/her arthritis or other inflammatory condition including pain but is not a cure as there is no cure for arthritis. Symptoms can be relieved within hours to days but can vary from dog to dog. You should notice less pain and increased mobility. Symptoms may reoccur if Metacam is discontinued.
What Form(s) does Metacam come in? Metacam comes in liquid.