Rimadyl treats inflammation and pain from joint diseases such as hip dysplasia and arthritis.
What is Rimadyl Chewables?
Rimadyl (carprofen) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) of the propionic acid class that includes ibuprofen, naproxen, and ketoprofen. It is indicated for the relief of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis and for the control of postoperative pain associated with soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries in dogs.
Who is Rimadyl Chewables for?
For dogs ages 6 weeks and up.
Why use Rimadyl Chewables?
Features of Rimadyl:
- Relieves joint pain in dogs
- Safe for long-term use
- Chewable and easy to administer
How does Rimadyl Chewables work?
Like other NSAID medications, carprofen's means of action is thought to inhibit activity of cyclooxygenase.
How is Rimadyl Chewables sold?
Rimadyl chewable tablets are sold by prescription only and come in 25mg, 75mg, or 100mg of carprofen per tablet. Each tablet is scored and comes in bottles containing 30, 60, or 180 tablets. Rimadyl tablets are also available individually.
What are the side effects of Rimadyl Chewables?
Pet owners should be aware of potential side effects and the clinical signs associated with them. These may include:
- Decrease in appetite
- Dark or tarry stools
- Increase in urination
- Increase in water consumption
- Yellowing of skin, whites of eyes, or gums caused by jaundice
- Pale gums caused by anemia
- Changes in behavior
Serious side effects associated to NSAIDs may occur suddenly and, in rare cases, may result in death. Discontinue use of Rimadyl and contact your veterinarian right away if you observe intolerance to this drug.
Most patients who experience adverse side effects have recovered upon withdrawal of the drug and appropriate care of a veterinarian.
Pet owners should be aware of the importance of occasional follow-up visits for dogs being treated with any NSAID.
What special precautions are there?
Not safe for use in cats.
Do not use Rimadyl in dogs who have shown prior carprofen hypersensitivity.
What to do if overdose?
In case of overdose, contact your closest emergency animal hospital.
How can I store Rimadyl Chewables?
Store at room temperature 15°-30°C (59°-86°F).