Product name : Carodyl 75
Generic Name : Carprofen Chewable Tablets 75mg
Carodyl(Carprofen) is used to help alleviate the symptoms of canine arthritis in geriatric dogs. It is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug which may also be used to reduce swelling and pain after medical procedures such as neutering or spaying. It can be used on a short term basis or for daily relief from conditions more chronic conditions such as osteoarthritis, hip dysplasia, and varying joint deterioration. It may also be used to help reduce post-operative discomfort after surgical procedures.
Dosage and Administration:
Carodyl(Carprofen) dosage is calculated in accordance with the dog's weight, and is usually 4.4mg per kilogram or 2mg per lb. The dose may be taken as a singular dose or divided into a morning and evening dose. Dosing can be done either alongside food, or directly into the pet's mouth. When used for post-operative discomfort it is usually administered 2 hours prior to the procedure.
Carodyl(Carprofen) may cause the following side effects, all of which should be reported to your vet promptly. Stomach upset Vomiting Diarrhea Tarry or dark stool Tiredness and weakness Loss of coordination Seizures and convulsions Gastritisor ulcer formation Paralysis (part or full) Scabs Itching Behavioral changes Liver malfunction Kidney damage Increased thirst Increased urination Loss of appetite Precautions If the dog has an allergic or hypersensitive reaction, seek emergency medical attention. Carodyl (Carprofen) should only be used as instructed and prescribed by your vet.
Do not alter your dosage unless specifically instructed to do so by either of the above. Dosage and usage often depends on the severity of the condition, as well as the dog's medical history and current health condition.
Before you begin using this medication, ensure your vet is aware if the dog is pregnant or nursing pups, has any allergies, suffers from any other illnesses or health conditions, or is using any other medication or supplements.