These Carprofen Caplets are useful when it comes to treating pain and inflammation caused by arthritis and other joint diseases, including hip dysplasia. It is also useful for reducing fever. This is a medication that is only for use in dogs. Do not give this medication to cats. It is administered orally. Do not use in pregnant or nursing dogs. Your dog will require periodic liver and kidney function tests.
Possible Side Effects
Carprofen is tolerated well in the vast majority of dogs, and the risk for side effects occurring appears to be less than 1%. But rarely, serious side effects (stomach ulcers, liver, or kidney problems) and sometimes death have been reported.
Side effects that may be serious or indicate a serious problem:
- Decrease or increase in appetite (eating less or more than normal), vomiting, changes in bowel movements (such as diarrhea, or black, tarry or bloody stools).
- Changes in behavior or activity levels (more or less active than normal), incoordination/weakness (eg, stumbling, clumsiness), seizure (convulsions) or aggression (threatening behavior/actions).
- Yellowing of gums, skin, or whites of the eyes (jaundice).
- Changes in drinking habits (frequency, amount consumed) or urination habits (frequency, color, or smell).
- Changes in skin (redness, scabs, or itchiness).
If you see any of these signs, stop giving the drug and contact your veterinarian immediately.
Give this medication by mouth according to your veterinarian's instructions. It can be given one or two times a day but your veterinarian will be able to determine the dose and frequency best suitable for your dog.
Store at controlled room temperatures between 68° - 77°F.
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.