Carprofen (Generic to Rimadyl, Novox, Vetprofen) Chewable Tablets for Dogs

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Carprofen is prescribed to relieve pain and inflammation caused by arthritis and other joint problems, so you can help your dog maintain her regular activity levels and quality of life. Carprofen may also help to reduce pain associated with surgeries and other painful conditions, and works by limiting your dog's production of prostaglandins, which are substances that can trigger inflammation.


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.

Possible Side Effects

Carprofen Tablets should not be used in dogs exhibiting previous hypersensitivity to carprofen.

Drug & Food Interactions

No known drug interactions have been reported.


This class of drug may be associated with gastrointestinal, renal and hepatic toxicity. When nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs inhibit prostaglandins that cause inflammation they may also inhibit those prostaglandins which maintain normal homeostatic function. This may result in clinically significant disease in pets with underlying or pre-existing disease more often than in healthy pets. The use of parenteral fluids during surgery should be considered to reduce the potential risk of renal complications when using nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs perioperatively.

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  1. Prescribing Information

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    Use according to your veterinarian's instructions.

  • Generic Name


  • Common Brand Name(s)

    Rimadyl, Novox, Carpaquin, Quellin, Vetprofen

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  • Product Form

    Chewable Tablet

  • Health Condition

    Joint Pain/Arthritis, Pain, Recovery

  • Drug Type




Recommended Dosage

Give this medication by mouth according to your veterinarian's instructions. It can be given one or two times a day but your veterinarian will be able to determine the dose and frequency best suitable for your dog.

Storage Instructions

Store at controlled room temperatures between 68° - 77°F.


What is Carprofen?

Carprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) medication that helps relieve the pain and inflammation that occurs with arthritis in dogs. It also helps bring relief from other joint problems and can help your pet to feel better after surgery. Carprofen is the generic alternative to Rimadyl, Novox, and Vetprofenl.

How is this medication given?

Carprofen can be given once a day or it can be split into twice daily dosing. Your veterinarian will determine the dosage of medication and the frequency at which it should be given. Give this medication by mouth (orally). Gastrointestinal upset including vomiting and diarrhea may be minimized if Carprofen is given with food. Carprofen should be given at the lowest dose necessary to help your dog to feel better. You should never administer Carprofen to a pet other than the one for which it has been prescribed for.

How does it work?

Chemicals in the body called prostaglandins are reduced with Carprofen. Since prostaglandins trigger inflammation, minimizing them helps decrease inflammation and pain that occurs as a result of arthritis, surgery, and other joint conditions.

What results can I expect?

Symptoms of arthritis include stiffness, trouble walking, and difficulty rising. These symptoms can be relieved with Carprofen although this medication will not cure arthritis since there is no known cure for this chronic condition. Your dog should start to feel better although results vary in each individual. If you discontinue Carprofen you may notice your dogs symptoms returning.

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    This is a generic form of the med I got from my vet. My dog is not doing as well as he was since I switched. I might go back to the name brand to see if this is the cause. These are chewable tablets and about 6 of them were powder and crumbles at the bottom of the bottle...not happy about that either.

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  • A pup again

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    My 12 year old Labrador who is my best friend and service dog. Has a spring in his step. He is eager to again be with me as we do our errands. Excellent med.

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  • helps my dog get around easier

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    This medicine helps my dog who has arthritis get around better. It is much less expensive than getting it from the vet. Thanks Chewy!

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  • Chewable pills

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    My dog will not chew them and I really don't blame her, they smell like medicine, not something you would want to chew up.

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  • Winner for sure!

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    My dog loves taking his medicine now. No more having to hide it in cheese (which he shouldn't be eating anyway).

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  • Time will tell.

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    Time will tell. Fiona eats them with no problem, but I'm not sure how much they help her arthritis.

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  • Carprofen painkiller

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    Carprofen has worked wonderfully for my dog Sandy. She takes it for a sore leg.

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  • Keeps my 12 year old American Bulldog happy and pain-free

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    This product works miracles. My dog can run and play with the young dogs in the park.

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  • Love the chewables

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    Our old dog is able to chew these tablets and she likes them!

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