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Vetprofen Caplets Rx

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<div class="ckEditor ckEditor--pCustom">Vetprofen (also known as carprofen) is used to treat inflammation and pain in dogs experiencing osteoarthritis or in controlling postoperative pain for dogs who had orthopedic or soft tissue surgeries.<br/><br/>This medication is available per caplet and comes in the following doses:<ul><li>25 mg</li><li>75 mg</li><li>100 mg </li></ul></div>

What is Vetprofen Caplets?

Vetprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) oral medication that is used to reduce pain and inflammation due to osteoarthritis and used to manage pain following orthopedic or soft tissue surgery in dogs.

Who is Vetprofen Caplets for?

Vetprofen is intended for use in dogs that are over 6 weeks of age.

Why use Vetprofen Caplets?

Vetprofen:
  • Is used in the treatment of inflammation and pain associated with joint disease or arthritis
  • Treats hip dysplasia pain
  • Can reduce dog's fever
  • Aids in inflammation and pain associated with surgery
  • Is an NSAID, or anti-inflammatory drug that is non-steroidal

How does Vetprofen Caplets work?

Vetprofen is also known as carprofen. This medication works through the reduction of hormone's in a dog's body that lead to inflammation and pain.

Manufacturer:

Vetoquinol

Active ingredient(s):

Carprofen

How is Vetprofen Caplets sold?

25mg, 75mg, 100mg of carprofen per caplet. Each caplet size is packaged in bottles containing 60 or 240 caplets.

What are the side effects of Vetprofen Caplets?

As with all NSAIDs, Carprofen may cause an adverse reaction. Common side effects are gastrointestinal and include:
  • inappetence
  • hematemesis
  • gastrointestinal bleeding
  • constipation
  • melena
  • diarrhea
  • pancreatitis
  • vomiting
  • gastrointestinal ulceration

What special precautions are there?

Do not administer Vetprofen to dogs that have previously shown a carprofen hypersensitivity.

What to do if overdose?

Contact your nearest emergency animal hospital.

How can I store Vetprofen Caplets?

Store in a dry and cool environment. 59°F - 86°F. (15°C - 30°C)

Helpful Tips:

Before starting a therapy of NSAIDs, your dog should have a physical examination and thorough review of health history. Prior to starting a n NSAID, it is important for dogs to undergo necessary testing before and during administration to ensure a baseline for serum biochemical levels and hematological levels.

Pharmacists are standing by to offer Pet Parent counseling regarding prescription medication purchased from Allivet before and after dispensing. Pharmacists on duty are available Monday-Friday, 9:30AM - 5:30PM EST and will be on call Saturday 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST for consultation.

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Always read client information sheet with prescription. 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 approximately 2 hours before the procedure. Caplets are scored and dosage should be calculated in half-caplet increments.

Main Ingredients

Carprofen

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