Rimadyl for dogs
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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.
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
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
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medication that is outdated or no longer needed.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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