Carprieve 25mg Caplets

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Carprieve (Carprofen) 25 mg Caplets

Carprieve for Dogs, a generic version of Rimadyl, effectively relieves pain in dogs caused by osteoarthritis and post-operative pain from soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries. It is a non-narcotic, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug that comes in scored caplets with 25 mg, 75 mg, and 100 mg per caplet. Osteoarthritis (OA) can be a painful condition that occurs due to the deterioration of cartilage and other joint parts, leading to various changes or symptoms in your canine companion.

  • Walking with a limp or having difficulty with movement due to an injury or weakness.
  • Reduced activity or physical movement (hesitation to stand, climb, or run, or struggles in carrying out these actions)
  • Limited mobility or rigidity in the joints
  • Alleviation of pain to enhance one's quality of life.
  • Managing pain and inflammation after surgery


Carprieve 25 mg carprofen for dogs is indicated for the relief of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis and for the control of postoperative pain associated with soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries in dogs.

Prescription items are NON-RETURNABLE and NON-REFUNDABLE.

Please note product may arrive in a Hardy Paw Pharmacy vial, manufacturer packaging is shown for reference.

Dosage and Administration:

Always provide a Client Information Sheet with a prescription. Carefully consider the potential benefits and risks of CARPRIEVE and other treatment options before deciding to use CARPRIEVE. Use the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration consistent with individual response. The recommended dosage for oral administration to dogs is 2 mg/lb (4.4 mg/kg) of body weight daily. The total daily dose may be administered as 2 mg/lb of body weight once daily or divided and administered as 1 mg/lb (2.2 mg/kg) twice daily. For the control of postoperative pain, administer approximately 2 hours before the procedure. Caplets are scored and dosage should be calculated in half-caplet increments.


Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.


Carprofen should not be used in dogs exhibiting previous hypersensitivity to carprofen.


As a class, cyclooxygenase-inhibitory NSAIDs may be associated with gastrointestinal, renal, and hepatic toxicity. Effects may result from decreased prostaglandin production and inhibition of the enzyme cyclooxygenase which is responsible for the formation of prostaglandins from arachidonic acid. When NSAIDs inhibit prostaglandins that cause inflammation they may also inhibit those prostaglandins which maintain normal homeostatic function. These anti-prostaglandin effects may result in clinically significant disease in patients with underlying or pre-existing disease more often than in healthy patients. NSAID therapy could unmask occult disease which has previously been undiagnosed due to the absence of apparent clinical signs. Patients with underlying renal disease, for example, may experience exacerbation or decompensation of their renal disease while on NSAID therapy. The use of parenteral fluids during surgery should be considered to reduce the potential risk of renal complications when using NSAIDs perioperatively.

Carprofen is an NSAID, and as with others in that class, adverse reactions may occur with its use. The most frequently reported effects have been gastrointestinal signs. Events involving suspected renal, hematologic, neurologic, dermatologic, and hepatic effects have also been reported. Patients at greatest risk for renal toxicity are those who are dehydrated, on concomitant diuretic therapy, or those with renal, cardiovascular, and/or hepatic dysfunction. Concurrent administration of potentially nephrotoxic drugs should be approached cautiously, with appropriate monitoring. Since NSAIDs possess the potential to induce gastrointestinal ulcerations and/or gastrointestinal perforations, concomitant use of carprofen and other anti-inflammatory drugs, such as NSAIDs or corticosteroids, should be avoided. If additional pain medication is needed after administration of the total daily dose of carprofen, a non-NSAID or non-corticosteroid class of analgesia should be considered. The use of another NSAID is not recommended. Sensitivity to drug-associated adverse reactions varies with the individual patient. Dogs that have experienced adverse reactions from one NSAID may experience adverse reactions from another NSAID. Carprofen treatment was not associated with renal toxicity or gastrointestinal ulceration in well-controlled safety studies of up to ten times the dose in dogs.

Carprieve Caplets are not recommended for use in dogs with bleeding disorders (e.g., Von Willebrand’s disease), as safety has not been established in dogs with these disorders. The safe use of Carprieve Caplets in animals less than 6 weeks of age, pregnant dogs, dogs used for breeding purposes, or in lactating bitches has not been established. Studies to determine the activity of carprofen when administered concomitantly with other protein-bound or similarly metabolized drugs have not been conducted.

Drug compatibility should be monitored closely in patients requiring additional therapy. Such drugs commonly used include cardiac, anticonvulsant, and behavioral medications. It has been suggested that treatment with carprofen may reduce the level of inhalant anesthetics needed.

If additional pain medication is warranted after administration of the total daily dose of Carprieve Caplets, alternative analgesia should be considered. The use of another NSAID is not recommended. Consider appropriate washout times when switching from one NSAID to another or when switching from corticosteroid use to NSAID use.


Keep out of reach of children. Not for human use. Consult a physician in cases of accidental ingestion by humans. For use in dogs only. Do not use it in cats.

All dogs should undergo a thorough history and physical examination before initiation of NSAID therapy. Appropriate laboratory tests to establish hematological and serum biochemical baseline data before, and periodically during, administration of any NSAID should be considered. Owners should be advised to observe for signs of potential drug toxicity.

Information for dog Owners:

Carprieve Caplets, like other drugs of its class, are not free from adverse reactions. Owners should be advised of the potential for adverse reactions and be informed of the clinical signs associated with drug intolerance. Adverse reactions may include decreased appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, dark or tarry stools, increased water consumption, increased urination, pale gums due to anemia, yellowing of gums, skin or white of the eye due to jaundice, lethargy, incoordination, seizure, or behavioral changes.

Serious adverse reactions associated with this drug class can occur without warning and in rare situations result in death. Owners should be advised to discontinue Carprieve Caplets therapy and contact their veterinarian immediately if signs of intolerance are observed.

The vast majority of patients with drug-related adverse reactions have recovered when the signs are recognized, the drug is withdrawn and veterinary care, if appropriate, is initiated. Owners should be advised of the importance of periodic follow-up for all dogs during the administration of any NSAID.


Can a dog take gabapentin and carprofen together?
  Yes, dogs can take gabapentin and carprofen together under the guidance and supervision of a veterinarian. These medications are often prescribed together to manage pain associated with certain conditions, such as osteoarthritis. However, it's crucial to follow your vet's instructions regarding dosage and administration to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the treatment plan.

Carprovet vs Carprofen?
Carprovet and carprofen are essentially the same medication, containing the active ingredient carprofen. Carprofen is the generic name, while Carprovet is a brand name for the same drug. They are both nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) commonly used in dogs to relieve pain and inflammation associated with conditions like arthritis. The choice between them often comes down to availability and personal preference, as they have the same active ingredient and similar effectiveness.

How much is carprofen for dogs?
  The cost of carprofen for dogs can vary depending on factors such as the dosage, brand, and where you purchase it. Generally, it ranges from around $20 to $80 for a one-month supply, but prices may differ based on location and specific circumstances. It's best to check with your veterinarian or local pharmacy for the most accurate pricing information.

I accidentally gave my dog a double dose of carprofen. If you accidentally gave your dog a double dose of carprofen, it's essential to contact your veterinarian immediately for guidance. Giving a double dose of medication can increase the risk of side effects and adverse reactions. Your vet will advise you on the best course of action based on your dog's health and the amount of medication ingested.

Where to buy carprofen for dogs?
 You can buy carprofen for dogs from various sources, including veterinary clinics, online pet pharmacies, and some retail pet supply stores. It's essential to purchase it from a reputable source, preferably under the guidance of your veterinarian, to ensure you're getting a safe and legitimate product. Your vet may also be able to provide recommendations on where to buy carprofen for your dog's specific needs.

What other information should I be aware of regarding Carprieve Carprofen Caplets?
  Decreases pain and swelling caused by arthritis and issues in the joints.
Reduces pain and inflammation caused by surgery.
 Caplets are designed for easy intake.
 Caplets are flavorless.

What issues might my dog face when taking Carprieve Carprofen Caplets?
  While most dogs handle carprofen well, a few may experience stomach ulcers, kidney issues, and liver complications. Your vet will regularly conduct blood tests on your dog to monitor for these side effects.
  If you observe side effects like increased appetite, decreased appetite, vomiting, changes in bowel movements, changes in behavior or activity level, incoordination, weakness, seizures, aggression, changes in drinking, changes in urination, or jaundice, reach out to your vet.

What are the potential adverse reactions of Carprieve (Carprofen) Caplets?
Possible side effects may include Reduced appetite, throwing up, diarrhea, dark or tar-like stools, increased thirst, frequent urination, anemia, jaundice, lethargy, lack of coordination, seizures, altered behavior, and sudden reactions leading to rare instances of death. If you observe symptoms of drug intolerance, stop treatment and inform a veterinarian immediately. Adverse reactions are usually not serious if symptoms are identified and addressed promptly, Your pet should have regular vet check-ups when using NSAIDs for treatment.