What is Carodyl (Carprofen) used for?
Carodyl (Carprofen) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) prescribed to treat aging dogs suffering from joint deterioration, arthritis, or swelling caused by injuries or surgery. It operates by suppressing the immune responses that cause swelling, pain, and irritation associated with these conditions to relieve discomfort. Your veterinarian may also prescribe it to treat other conditions that are not listed here.
How should I use Carodyl (Carprofen)?
Follow your veterinarian`s instructions for using Carodyl (Carprofen) to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. It is normally administered orally once each day at a dosage of one tablet, but the best regimen for your dog will be determined based on its age, weight, health condition, and the severity of its symptoms. The tablets are chewable, but may also be hidden in a snack if the dog has difficulty taking the medication. Ask your veterinarian any questions you have about using the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Carodyl (Carprofen)?
The use of Carodyl (Carprofen) may cause side effects in some dogs such as:
Stop using the medication and contact your veterinarian immediately if any worrying or intense symptoms occur such as tremors, faintness, severe diarrhoea, vomiting, or signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, severe skin rashes, swelling, or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or immediate medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Carodyl (Carprofen) is only meant to treat dogs and should not be administered to other animals or humans. The medication should not be used to treat dogs that are allergic to carprofen, that have had a bad reaction to similar treatments, that have cardiac conditions, or renal disease. You are also recommended to bring your dog in for a medical check before beginning use to make sure it does not have any underlying health conditions that may cause unexpected problems during treatment.
Strictly use Carodyl (Carprofen) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your veterinarian. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the pet`s health and medical history, as well as the condition being treated.
Carodyl (Carprofen) may not be safe or suitable for all animals. Always ensure your veterinarian is informed if your pet is pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if it has any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if your pet suffers a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.