Carprofen Caplets (Generic)
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Carprofen Caplets are used to treat pain and inflammation from conditions such as arthritis and other joint diseases including hip dysplasia. It is also used to reduce fever. The usual Carprofen dosage for dogs is 1mg/pound by mouth every 12 hours.
Why use Carprofen Caplets (Generic)?
Each Simparica tablet: -Provides a full month of protection against fleas and ticks -Provides rapid relief for pets with existing flea infestations, even dogs with flea allergies -Improves clinical signs of flea allergies in dogs by eliminating fleas -Prevents and controls home flea infestations, killing fleas before they can lay eggs -Quickly kill ticks, which may help reduce the risk of potentially life-threatening flea- and tick-borne diseases -Is easy to administer -Can be given directly to your dog or broken up and mixed with food
How to use Carprofen Caplets (Generic)?
Use as directed by your Veterinarian
Use the lowest effective dose of Carprofen for dogs 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 Carprofen approximately 2 hours before the procedure. Caplets are scored and dosage should be calculated in half-caplet increments.
How does Carprofen Caplets (Generic) work?
The mechanism of action of carprofen, like that of other NSAIDs, is believed to be associated with the inhibition of cyclooxygenase activity.
How are Carprofen Caplets (Generic) sold?
Sold per Caplet in strengths of 25 mg, 75 mg or 100 mg
What special precautions are there when using Carprofen Caplets (Generic)?
Periodic liver and kidney function tests should be performed for dogs taking Carprofen. Carprofen should not be used in dogs exhibiting previous hypersensitivity to carprofen. Do NOT use on cats or on pregnant or nursing animals. Keep out of reach of children.
What are the side effects of Carprofen Caplets (Generic)?
Carprofen, like other drugs of its class, is 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.
What to do in case of overdose?
In case of overdose, contact your nearest emergency animal hospital.
How can you store Carprofen Caplets (Generic)?
Keep the caplets in a cool/dry place.