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Rimadyl for dogs

Please note : The following information is from the manufacturer. We will add more information soon.

Generic Name
Carprofen (car-pro�-fen)

Brand Name(s)
Rimadyl (Pfizer Animal Health)

What is this medication used for
Rimadyl is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used in dogs for the treatment of pain associated with surgery and dental procedures. Rimadyl is also used for the treatment of inflammation in dogs for conditions such as arthritis or hip dysplasia.

Availability
Rimadyl is a prescription medication available as 25mg, 75mg and 100mg scored caplets and 25mg, 75mg and 100mg scored chewable tablets.

How this medicine should be used
The usual dose of Rimadyl in dogs is 1mg/pound twice a day. The dog should be examined and blood work performed prior to the beginning of therapy. Kidney and liver function should be monitored during treatment.

What are the side effects
Side effects include loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, dark or tarry stools, increased thirst and urination, lethargy, incoordination, seizure or behavioral changes. Symptoms of an allergic reaction to this medication can include facial swelling, hives and rash.

What special precautions are there
This medication should not be used in animals allergic to Rimadyl or other NSAIDS. It should not be used in animals with bleeding problems such as stomach ulcers and Von Willebrand�s disease. It should not be used in pregnant or nursing animals. It should not be used in dogs that have kidney, liver or heart disease. It should not be used in dogs that are dehydrated. It should not be used in dogs with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) or those who are taking diuretics. This medication should be used with caution when given with other NSAIDs such as aspirin and etodolac, or corticosteroids such as prednisone. It should be given with food. Do not give this medication to cats. Always tell your veterinarian and pharmacist what other medications your pet is taking.

In the event of an overdose
Contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room. Symptoms of overdose may include vomiting, diarrhea, blood in the stool, increased thirst and urination, incoordination, seizures or behavioral changes.

How should I store this medication
Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store this medication at room temperature, away from excess heat, light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Keep out of the reach of children and pets.

This information sheet is for educational purposes only and is intended to be a supplement to, and not a substitute for, the expertise and professional judgment of your veterinarian. The information is NOT to be used for diagnosis or treatment of your pet. You should always consult your own veterinarian for specific advice concerning the treatment of your pet.

The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, allergic reactions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for your pet. It is not a substitute for a veterinary exam, and it does not replace the need for services provided by your veterinarian.

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