CARODYL ECOPACK 25mg/75mg/100mg
Carodyl® (Carprofen) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs) of the propionic acid class that includes ibuprofen, naproxen and ketoprofen. Carprofen is the nonproprietary designation for a substituted carbazole.
Carodyl® 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.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION:
For oral administration to dogs.
An initial dose of 2 mg to 4 mg carprofen per kg bodyweight per day in two equally divided doses. After seven days, dose may be reduced to 2 mg per kg bodyweight per day as single daily dose subject to clinical response. Long term treatment should be under veterinarian’s supervision.
Carodyl® should not be used in dogs exhibiting previous hypersensitivity to carprofen.
Do not use in dogs suffering from cardiac, hepatic or renal diseases.
Do not exceed the recommended dose.
All dogs should undergo a thorough history and physical examination before initiation of NSAIDs therapy. Appropriate laboratory tests to establish hematological and serum biochemical baseline data prior to, and periodically during, administration of any NSAIDs should be considered.
Owners should be advised to observe for signs of potential drug toxicity.
Consult a physician in cases of accidental ingestion by humans.
For use in dogs only. Do not use in cats.
Carodyl® is not recommended for use in dogs with bleeding disorders (e.g., Von Willebrand’s disease), as safety has not been established in dogs with these disorders. The safe use of Carodyl® in animals less than 6 weeks of age, pregnant dogs, dogs used for breeding purposes, or in lactating bitches has not been established.
If additional pain medication is warranted after administration of the total daily dose of carprofen, alternative analgesia should be considered. The use of another NSAIDs is not recommended. Consider appropriate washout times when switching from one NSAIDs to another or when switching from corticosteroid use to NSAIDs use.
Due to the palatable nature of Carodyl® chewable tablets, store out of reach of dogs in a secured location. Severe adverse reactions may occur if large quantities of tablets are ingested. If you suspect your dog has consumed Carodyl® chewable tablets above the labeled dose, please call your veterinarian for immediate assistance.