Carprofen is a prescription medication for veterinary use. To purchase Carprofen, you will need to have a valid prescription from a registered veterinarian, which you can upload on our site, email or fax to us. Carprofen is used to provide analgesia and reduce inflammation such as that seen in degenerative joint disease in dogs.

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What is Carprofen?

Carprofen is a non steroidal anti-inflammatory agent used in the treatment of inflammation and to provide analgesia in dogs. Carprofen is also used to treat chronic conditions like arthritis, as well as in the post-operative period after orthopedic surgery.

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How is Carprofen given?

Carprofen is given orally in the form of a flavoured or plain tablet. It can be given with food to reduce the chances for gastrointestinal upset. 

Are there any potential side effects?

The most common side effects from Carprofen are gastrointestinal issues, such as mild vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, tiredness, and reduced appetite. 

More serious side effects include liver, kidney, or gastrointestinal damage, incoordination, paralysis, seizures, restlessness, aggression, or allergic reactions such as swelling in the face or hives. 

Please consult your prescribing Veterinarian for more information. 

What if I miss giving my pet the medication?

You can give the missed dose when you remember, unless it is close to the time for the next dose. In that case, skip the dose you missed, and wait for the next scheduled time. Do not give your pet two doses at one time, and never give extra doses. 

Please consult your prescribing Veterinarian if you need further assistance. 

Are there any drug interactions I should be aware of?

Carprofen should not be used with other NSAID drugs. It should be used with caution with medications including (but not limited to) anticoagulants, ACE inhibitors, corticosteroids, cyclosporine, dacarbazine, desmopressin, highly protein bound medications, insulin, oral antidiabetics, methotrexate, and tricyclic antidepressants. 

Please consult your prescribing Veterinarian for the comprehensive list. Also, your veterinarian should be made aware of any medications (including vitamins, supplements and herbal remedies) that your pet is taking. 

Is there any monitoring that needs to be done with this medication?

Long term use of Carprofen will require regular blood work to monitor liver enzymes and kidney values. Your veterinarian will likely establish a plan for follow-up appointments based on your pet and their underlying medical conditions, to check if the medication is working effectively. 

Please consult your prescribing Veterinarian for more information. 

Are there any risk factors for this medication?

Pets with bleeding disorders or low platelet counts should not use Carprofen. It should also not be given to pets that are allergic to NSAIDs in the same class. 

Carprofen should be used with caution in pets that are younger than 6 weeks of age, pregnant or lactating pets, dehydrated pets, and pets with pre-existing liver, kidney, heart, or gastrointestinal conditions. 

Please consult your prescribing Veterinarian for more information. 

How do I store Carprofen?

Store below 30 degrees ( room temperature). Protect from light. 

What should I do in case of an emergency?

Should an adverse reaction to the medication occur, or if you suspect an overdose, contact your local vet and/or local animal emergency service immediately. 

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