Generic name: carprofen (”car-prô-fen”)
This summary contains important information about Carpaquin™ Caplets. You should read this information before you start giving your dog Carpaquin Caplets and review it each time the prescription is refilled. This sheet is provided only as a summary and does not take the place of instructions from your veterinarian. Talk to your veterinarian if you do not understand any of this information or if you want to know more about Carpaquin Caplets.
Carpaquin Caplets is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is used to reduce pain and inflammation (soreness) due to osteoarthritis and pain following surgery in dogs. Carpaquin Caplets is a prescription drug for dogs. It is available as a caplet and is given to dogs by mouth.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a painful condition caused by "wear and tear" of cartilage and other parts of the joints that may result in the following changes or signs in your dog:
To control surgical pain (e.g. for surgeries such as spays, ear procedures or orthopedic repairs) your veterinarian may administer Carpaquin Caplets before the procedure and recommend that your dog be treated for several days after going home.
While Carpaquin Caplets is not a cure for osteoarthritis, it can relieve the pain and inflammation of OA and improve your dog's mobility.
Your dog should not be given Carpaquin Caplets if he/she:
Cats should not be given Carpaquin Caplets. Call your veterinarian immediately if your cat receives Carpaquin Caplets. People should not take Carpaquin Caplets. Keep Carpaquin Caplets and all medicines out of reach of children. Call your physician immediately if you accidentally take Carpaquin Caplets.
Carpaquin Caplets should be given according to your veterinarian's instructions. Your veterinarian will tell you what amount of Carpaquin Caplets is right for your dog and for how long it should be given. Carpaquin Caplets should be given by mouth and may be given with or without food.
Talk to your veterinarian about:
Tell your veterinarian if your dog has ever had the following medical problems:
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Tell your veterinarian if your dog is:
Carpaquin Caplets, like other drugs, may cause some side effects. Serious but rare side effects have been reported in dogs taking NSAIDs, including Carpaquin Caplets. Serious side effects can occur with or without warning and in rare situations result in death.
The most common NSAID-related side effects generally involve the stomach (such as bleeding ulcers), and liver or kidney problems. Look for the following side effects that can indicate your dog may be having a problem with Carpaquin Caplets or may have another medical problem:
It is important to stop therapy and contact your veterinarian immediately if you think your dog has a medical problem or side effect from Carpaquin Caplets therapy. If you have additional questions about possible side effects, talk to your veterinarian.
Carpaquin Caplets should not be given with other NSAIDs (for example aspirin, deracoxib, etodalac, firocoxib, meloxicam, tepoxalin) or steroids (for example cortisone, dexamethasone, prednisone, triamcinolone).
Tell your veterinarian about all medicines you have given your dog in the past, and any medicines that you are planning to give with Carpaquin Caplets. This should include other medicines that you can get without a prescription. Your veterinarian may want to check that all of your dog's medicines can be given together.
Contact your veterinarian immediately if your dog eats more than the prescribed amount of Carpaquin Caplets.
This sheet provides a summary of information about Carpaquin Caplets. If you have any questions or concerns about Carpaquin Caplets, or osteoarthritis, or postoperative pain, talk to your veterinarian.
As with all prescribed medicines, Carpaquin Caplets should only be given to the dog for which it was prescribed. It should be given to your dog only for the condition for which it was prescribed.
It is important to periodically discuss your dog's response to Carpaquin Caplets at regular check ups. Your veterinarian will best determine if your dog is responding as expected and if your dog should continue receiving Carpaquin Caplets.
To report a suspected adverse reaction call Nutramax Pharmaceuticals at 1-877-424-6580.
Made in the UK. Manufactured for: Nutramax Pharmaceuticals, a division of Nutramax Laboratories, Inc. Lancaster, SC 29720