Carprofen Caplets (Generic Rimadyl) are used to relieve pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis and pain following surgery in dogs. It is a non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) of the propionic acid clad that includes ibuprofen, naproxen, and ketoprofen. Carprofen Caplets contain the same active ingredient as Rimadyl®. For use in dogs only. Do not use in cats.
Carprofen Caplets should not be used in dogs exhibiting previous hypersensitivity to carprofen.
Store caplets at controlled room temperature 15°-30°C (59°-86°F).
Active ingredient: Carprofen
Generally safe when used according to your veterinarian's prescription.
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. Owners should be advised to discontinue Carprofen 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vast majority of patients with drug related adverse reactions have recovered when the signs are recognized, the drug is withdrawn, and veterinary care, if appropriate, is initiated.
For use in dogs only. Do not use in cats.
Not for human use. Consult a physician in cases of accidental ingestion by humans.
Not recommended for use in dogs with bleeding disorders, as safety has not been established in dogs with these disorders. The safe use of Carprofen in animals less than 6 six weeks of age, pregnant dogs, dogs used for breeding purposes, or lactating bitches has not been established.
Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.
Keep out of the reach of children
Disposal of unused prescription medications:
- Revival Animal Health participates in the Take Away Environmental Return System which provides an environmentally safe destruction program.
- The preferred method of drug disposal is to return the unwanted product to a pharmacy that participates in the Take Away Environmental Return System. Seek a local pharmacy that participates in this program for safe disposal.
- A secondary method of drug disposal is to remove the unwanted medication from any wrappers or containers and place it in a plastic bag with moist coffee grounds or cat litter. This can be disposed of in the regular garbage collection.
- Please do NOT dispose of unwanted meds down the drain or toilet, as this may eventually find its way into the human water supply.
Learn more about disposal of unused prescription medications here
Disposal of medical sharps:
- When you're finished with the syringe and needle, do not try to recap, remove, bend or break the needle. This is where most injuries occur.
- Dispose the syringe and needle immediately in a nearby sharps container. All sharps must be deposited in a puncture-proof container. Make sure your storage location is child and animal proof.
- As with all product handling, make sure you wash your hands after handling medical sharps.
Disposal of sharps container:
- When your sharps container is half-full, sift dry Portland Cement throughout the sharps. Fill the container with water, and rotate until the cement is mixed and the sharps have been distributed throughout the cement mixture. Let cement dry for 24 hours.
- Seal the lid of the container tightly and use duct tape to seal. Label the container "Livestock Sharps" to properly identify the contents.
- Dispose of the containers in accordance with your state's regulations.
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