What is Rimadyl Injectable?
Rimadyl (carprofen) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) of the propionic acid class that includes ibuprofen, naproxen, and ketoprofen.
Rimadyl 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 Injectable for?
Dogs 6 weeks or older.
Why use Rimadyl Injectable?
Joint pain relief for dogs that is easy to adminster caplets,and can be used for long term treatment.
How Rimadyl Injectable work?
Rimadyl works by reducing hormones that cause pain and inflammation in your dogs body.
How is Rimadyl Injectable sold?
Rimadyl Caplets contain 25 mg, 75 mg, or 100 mg of carprofen per Caplet. Each Caplet size is packaged in bottles containing 30, 60, or 180 tablets. Rimadyl is sold by prescription only.
What are the side effects of Rimadyl Injectable?
Rimadyl, 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. Serious adverse reactions associated with this drug class can occur without warning and in rare situations result in death (see Adverse Reactions). Owners should be advised to discontinue Rimadyl therapy and contact their veterinarian immediately if signs of intolerance are observed. The vast majority of patients with drug related adverse reactions have recovered when the signs are recognized, the drug is withdrawn, and veterinary care, if appropriate, is initiated. Owners should be advised of the importance of periodic follow up for all dogs during administration of any NSAID.
What special precautions are there?
Rimadyl should not be used in dogs exhibiting previous hypersensitivity to carprofen. Do not use in cats.
What to do if overdose?
Consult your nearest emergency animal hospital.
How can I store Rimadyl Injectable?
Store at controlled room temperature 15°-30°C (59°-86°F).
The recommended dosage for oral administration to dogs is 2 mg/lb 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 twice daily. For the control of postoperative pain, administer approximately 2 hours before the procedure.
Rimadyl chewable tablets are scored and dosage should be calculated in half-tablet increments. Tablets can be halved by placing the tablet on a hard surface and pressing down on both sides of the score.
Rimadyl chewable tablets are palatable and willingly consumed by most dogs when offered by the owner. Therefore, they may be fed by hand or placed on food. Care should be taken to ensure that the dog consumes the complete dose.