Novox (carprofen) caplets are a Non-Steroid Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAID) used to treat pain and inflammation in your dog; helping to relieve arthritis pain, joint pain, post-operative pain, and reduces fever in dogs. Novox is the Vedco brand name for generic Carprofen and a generic equivalent to Rimadyl.
Possible Side Effects
Novox is considered safe to use in the vast majority of dogs, and the risk of side effects occurring appears to be less than 1%. Rarely, serious side effects and sometimes death have been reported.
The most common side effects reported with Novox use are decreased appetite, vomiting (including blood in the vomit), diarrhea, or blood in the stool. Contact your veterinarian if you notice any of these.
This medication may effect the kidneys or the liver. Contact your veterinarian if you notice your dog’s water intake or urinary habits have changed, or if you see any yellowing of the gums, skin or in the white of the eyes.
Immediately contact your veterinarian if your dog becomes lethargic, uncoordinated, has seizures, or exhibits changes in behavior.
Give Novox as directed by your veterinarian.
Novox should always be stored at room temperature; never expose it to high heat. Since this chewable has a very tasty flavor to it, you should keep it locked away; there’s a risk of overdose if your dog consumes more than the daily dose prescribed by your veterinarian.