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Carprieve 20mg (Carprofen)

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Product Name
Carprieve 20mg 100 Tablets/Pack
For dogs
Active Ingredient
Carprofen
Manufacturer
Norbrook
Product Type
Analgesic/anti-inflammatory (NSAID) (veterinary)

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Description

Description

Carprieve general information

What is Carprieve used for?

Carprieve tablets 20mg (formerly Norocarp) are a medication used for dogs to treat and manage the pain and inflammation that can be caused by osteoarthritis. Many dogs suffer from osteoarthritis, particularly as they age. Osteoarthritis is caused by wear and tear of the joints and can cause pain, swelling and stiffness, particularly in the legs, hips and backbone, which can restrict your dog’s activity and cause lameness. Carprieve tablets 50mg can help relieve symptoms of osteoarthritis and improve your dog’s mobility. Carprieve tablets 20mg are also used to reduce pain following orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery in dogs.

How does Carprieve work?

Carprieve tablets 20mg (formerly Norocarp) contain carprofen a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) belonging to the propionic acid class that has anti-inflammatory, analgesic (pain relief) and antipyretic (reduces fever) properties. NSAIDs inhibit the cyclooxygenase (COX) enzyme responsible for the production of chemicals called prostaglandins, which are mediators of a variety of cellular processes as well as inflammation. There are two COX enzymes, COX1 which is needed for normal cell functions and COX-2 which is involved in the inflammatory process. Carprofen in Carprieve tablets 20mg acts specifically on the inhibition of COX-2 resulting in anti-inflammatory activity which relieves the pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints caused by osteoarthritis.

What does Carprieve contain?

Carprieve tablets 20mg contain the active ingredient carprofen a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat osteoarthritis in dogs.

Treating osteoarthritis in dogs with Carprieve

Carprieve tablets 20mg contain carprofen a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat dogs to help manage the pain and inflammation caused by osteoarthritis. Many dogs suffer from osteoarthritis, particularly as they age. Osteoarthritis is caused by wear and tear of the joints and can cause pain, swelling and stiffness, particularly in the legs, hips and backbone, which can restrict your dog’s activity and cause lameness. Carprofen in Carprieve tablets 50mg specifically inhibits the COX-2 enzyme responsible for the production of chemicals called prostaglandins, which are mediators of inflammation. The anti-inflammatory activity of Carprieve tablets 20mg relieves the pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints caused by osteoarthritis.

What are the side effects of Carprieve?

The most commonly reported side effects when using Carprieve tablets 20mg for dogs include: gastrointestinal problems; vomiting, diarrhoea and loss of appetite, lethargy and behavioural changes.

When should Carprieve not be used?

You should not give Carprieve to your dog if your dog has:

  • has a sensitivity reaction to Carprieve tablets 20mg
  • is younger than 6 months
  • is pregnant or lactating
  • has a heart condition, liver or kidney disease or bleeding disorders
  • has been given other NSAID medication, corticosteroids, some heart drugs (ACE inhibitors) and some drugs for seizure control

How should Carprieve be given to your dog?

You should give your dog Carprieve tablets 20mg by mouth, with or without food and according to your vet’s instructions. The recommended dose is 2mg/lb or 4.4mg/kg of body weight daily, which can be given as a single dose once daily or divided and into two doses given as 1mg/lb or 2.2mg/kg twice daily. Carprieve tablets 20mg will help relieve symptoms of osteoarthritis in your dog and you should see signs of improvement within a few days, Carprieve tablets 20mg will not cure your dog’s osteoarthritis, so you should continue to give them to your dog for as long as recommended by your vet.

How long should you take Carprieve?

Carprieve tablets 20mg will help relieve symptoms of osteoarthritis in your dog and you should see signs of improvement within a few days, Carprieve tablets 20mg will not cure your dog’s osteoarthritis, so you should continue to give them to your dog for as long as recommended by your vet.

Missed dose of Carprieve

If you forget to give a dose of Carprieve tablets 20mg to your dog, administer it as soon as you remember, unless it is time to take the next dose, then skip the missed dose. Do not give your dog a double dose.

How should Carprieve be stored?

You should store your Carprieve below 25°C in a cool dry place and protect from light.

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100 Tablets, 300 tablets

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