- Rimadyl caplets contain carprofen, an NSAID of the propionic acid class.
- for the relief of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis and for the control of postoperative pain associated with soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries
- oral use in dogs only
- Can be given as a single daily dose
- Easy to administer available as a chewable tablet or caplet
Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any other prescription or over-the-counter medications to your pet. Should not be given to pregnant or lactating dogs or dogs used for breeding.
Possible Side Effects:
Contact your veterinarian if your pet has bloody, black, or tarry stools, or blood in vomit as these symptoms could indicate serious side effects. If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving Rimadyl and seek emergency veterinary medical attention: an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; swelling of the lips, tongue or face; hives), muscle cramps, open sores in the mouth, rapid weight gain due to fluid retention, seizures, or abdominal cramping. If your pet experiences any of the following less serious side effects, continue giving Rimadyl and talk to your veterinarian: headache, dizziness, nausea, diarrhea or constipation, depression, fatigue or weakness, or dry mouth. Other side effects may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to your pet.
Possible Drug Interactions:
Tell your veterinarian if your pet is being given aspirin; another NSAID such as etodolac, carprofen, or piroxicam; any over-the-counter cough, cold, allergy, or pain medication; warfarin; furosemide; a steroid such as prednisone; insulin; or probenecid. Drugs other than those listed may also interact with Rimadyl. Talk to your veterinarian before giving your pet any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.
Dogs: (6 weeks of age and older)
All weights 2mg/lb of dog's weight once a day
or 1mg/lb of dog's weight twice a day