Rimadyl's categories are Arthritis, Pain & Joint Health.
Carprofen (Rimadyl) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat arthritic and post-operative pain and inflammation.
This item requires a prescription.
Osteoarthritis, or OA, is a painful condition caused by “wear and tear” of cartilage and other parts of the joints that may result in physical and emotional changes or signs in your dog, including:
- Limping or lameness
- Decreased activity or exercise (trouble standing, climbing stairs, jumping, or running)
- Stiffness or decreased movement of joints
- A drop in energy level
Carprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, or NSAID, that’s used to reduce pain and inflammation (soreness) due to osteoarthritis and surgery in dogs. Carprofen works by blocking the production of certain body chemicals that cause inflammation. Its efficacy in treating OA makes it a trusted long-term treatment, as well as for short-term use after surgery. The nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory properties work to reduce joint inflammation while the analgesic properties work to reduce pain.
A licensed veterinarian must prescribe carprofen for your dog. It’s available as a caplet and chewable tablet and is given to dogs by mouth.
Carprofen is indicated for the relief of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis and for the control of postoperative pain associated with soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries in dogs.
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.
Speak with your veterinarian and follow your pet's prescription for specific dosing instructions for your pet.
Store at 59° to 86°F (15° to 30°C). Use half-caplet within 30 days.