About Rimadyl (carprofen)
Rimadyl is a 24-hour, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) intended to relieve arthritis, joint, and post-operative pain in dogs. It also works to reduce fever. Rimadyl is a prescription medication for dogs and pups 6 weeks and older, available in caplets or chewable tablets.
Key Benefits of Rimadyl (carprofen)
- Safe and effective
- Works to relieve arthritis pain
- Improvement within few days
Who's Rimadyl (carprofen) For?
Rimadyl is an arthritis medication for dogs who suffer from arthritis, osteoarthritis, and post-operative pain. Not for use in cats, or any animal not prescribed Rimadyl. Not for use in animals allergic to carprofen (Rimadyl, Novox), aspirin, etodolac (EtoGesic), deracoxib (Deramaxx), firocoxib (Previcox), meloxicam (Metacam), tepoxalin (Zubrin), or other NSAIDs.
Rimadyl (carprofen) Ingredients
Rimadyl inhibits the cell production of the chemicals that trigger inflammation, making it an effective dog arthritis treatment.
Side Effects and Warnings
Signs of Rimadyl intolerance may include appetite loss, vomiting, and diarrhea, possibly indicating side effects involving the digestive tract, liver, or kidneys. Some side effects may occur without warning, and in rare cases, result in hospitalization or death. If symptoms occur, discontinue Rimadyl and consult your veterinarian.
Before administering this arthritis medication for dogs, notify your veterinarian of any additional medications, supplements, and vitamins as interactions may occur.
Rimadyl (carprofen) Directions
Administer Rimadyl once or twice daily, depending on prescription, based on weight of dog. If you miss a dose, continue on regular schedule. Do not double next dose.