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Rimadyl Chewables Tablets Rx

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Rimadyl (carprofen) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory prescription medication (NSAID) used to help relieve the pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis (OA), joint abnormalities, and can also help relieve pain from surgery. It's also used to reduce pain associated with surgery or dental procedures, as well as to reduce fever. Available in strengths of 25 mg, 75 mg and 100 mg in bottles of 30, 60 or 180 ct. The usual dose is 1 mg/pound by mouth every 12 hours.

What is Rimadyl Chewables Tablets?

Rimadyl (carprofen) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) chewable tablet that relieve pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis. It controls the postoperative pain associated with soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries in dogs.

Who is Rimadyl Chewables Tablets for?

Rimadyl chewable tablets for dogs 6+ weeks old.

Why use Rimadyl Chewables Tablets?

-Provides joint pain relief for dogs -Easy to administer chewable tablets -Can be used for long term treatment

How does Rimadyl Chewables Tablets work?

The mechanism of action of carprofen, like that of other NSAIDs, is believed to be associated with the inhibition of cyclooxygenase activity.

Manufacturer:

Zoetis

Active ingredient(s):

Carprofen

How is Rimadyl Chewables Tablets sold?

Rimadyl chewable tablets are scored, and contain 25 mg, 75 mg, or 100 mg of carprofen per tablet. Each tablet size is packaged in bottles containing 30, 60, or 180 tablets, or as single tablets. Rimadyl is sold by prescription only.

What are the side effects of Rimadyl Chewables Tablets?

Rimadyl, like other drugs of its class, is not free from adverse reactions. Owners should be advised of the potential for adverse reactions and be informed of the clinical signs associated with drug intolerance. 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 (see Adverse Reactions). Owners should be advised to discontinue Rimadyl 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. Owners should be advised of the importance of periodic follow up for all dogs during administration of any NSAID.

What special precautions are there?

Rimadyl should not be used in dogs exhibiting previous hypersensitivity to carprofen. Do not use in cats.

What to do if overdose?

Consult your nearest emergency animal hospital.

How can I store Rimadyl Chewables Tablets?

Store at controlled room temperature 15°-30°C (59°-86°F).

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Pharmacists are standing by to offer Pet Parent counseling regarding prescription medication purchased from WalmartPetRx before and after dispensing. Pharmacists on duty are available Monday-Friday, 9:30AM - 5:30PM EST and will be on call Saturday 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST for consultation.

The recommended dosage for oral administration to dogs is 2 mg/lb 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 twice daily. For the control of postoperative pain, administer approximately 2 hours before the procedure.
Rimadyl chewable tablets are scored and dosage should be calculated in half-tablet increments. Tablets can be halved by placing the tablet on a hard surface and pressing down on both sides of the score.
Rimadyl chewable tablets are palatable and willingly consumed by most dogs when offered by the owner. Therefore, they may be fed by hand or placed on food. Care should be taken to ensure that the dog consumes the complete dose.

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