Rimadyl is a canine non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Approved for pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis in dogs, as well as control of postoperative pain associated with soft tissue or orthopedic surgeries in dogs.
Active ingredient: Carprofen.
Rimadyl is well tolerated in canine safety studies, with no clinically significant adverse reactions reported.
Though rare, side effects may include vomiting, diarrhea, changes in appetite, lethargy, behavioral changes or constipation.
Do not use in dogs with hypersensitivity to carprofen. For use in dogs only - do not use in cats.
All dogs should undergo a thorough history and physical examination before starting NSAID therapy.
Not recommended for dogs with bleeding disorders, such as Von Willebrand's disease.
Use extreme caution in dogs with active stomach or gastrointestinal ulcers. Rimadyl made make the condition worse or make them reappear.
Safety in dogs under 6 weeks of age and pregnant, lactating and breeding dogs has not been established.
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.
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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