Carprofen (QuellinTM, Rimadyl®, Novox®)
Veterinary & Aquatic Services Department, Drs. Foster & Smith

Carprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), used in dogs for the relief of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis, including hip dysplasia. It is also approved for the control of postoperative pain associated with soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries. Laboratory testing is recommended before and during treatment. Contact your veterinarian if your dog experiences depression, loss of appetite, diarrhea, an increase in drinking and/or urination, jaundice (e.g., yellowing of the gums, skin, or whites of the eyes), vomiting, bloody or black stools, incoordination, or behavior changes while being treated with carprofen. Do not give with other NSAIDs (e.g., aspirin, etodolac (EtoGesic), deracoxib (Deramaxx)), or steroids (e.g., prednisone, prednisolone, dexamethasone, triamcinolone). There is a greatly increased risk of stomach ulcers if used with these medications.

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Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children and pets.


If you think your pet has been poisoned...

Contact your veterinarian or one of the Animal Poison Hotlines (listed below) if you think your pet may have accidentally received or been given an overdose of the medication.

**ASPCA National Animal Poison Control Center

1-888-4ANI-HELP (1-888-426-4435). $65.00 per case, billed to caller's credit card.

Follow-up calls can be made for no additional charge by dialing 888-299-2973.

There is no charge when the call involves a product covered by the Animal Product Safety Service.

**Pet Poison Helpline - 24-hour service available throughout North America for pet owners and veterinary professionals who require assistance with treating a potentially poisoned pet.

1-800-213-6680 ($35.00 per incident). Staffed 24-hours a day.


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