What is Rimadyl?
Who is it for?
What are the benefits?
Available in scored caplets, which are easy to break apart to give the exact dose your pet needs.
How does Rimadyl work?
Is there a generic equivalent available?
How is it given?
What results can I expect?
What form(s) does it come in?
Please click on "More Information" for possible drug and food interactions with this medication.
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What should I discuss with my veterinarian while considering Rimadyl?
Tell your veterinarian if your dog is experiencing any vomiting or diarrhea, has liver or kidney disease, has a bleeding disorder, may be pregnant or is nursing, or if you intend to breed your dog.
Notify your veterinarian of any other medications or supplements your dog is taking, and also if your dog has had any reactions to previous medications.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
What is the most important information I should know?
Do NOT give Rimadyl to cats.
Who should not take it?
Not for use in animals who are hypersensitive (allergic) to carprofen (Rimadyl, Novox), aspirin, etodolac (EtoGesic), deracoxib (Deramaxx), firocoxib (Previcox), meloxicam (Metacam), tepoxalin (Zubrin), or other NSAIDs.
This medication should only be given to the pet for which it was prescribed.What side effects may be seen when taking Rimadyl?
The most common side effect of NSAIDs is stomach upset, but stomach ulcers may develop, in which case you may see loss of appetite; vomiting; diarrhea; dark, tarry or, bloody stools; or constipation. Side effects involving the kidney include increased thirst and urination, or changes in the urine color or smell. Liver-related side effects include jaundice (yellowing of the gums, skin, or eyes). Other side effects may include pale gums, lethargy, shedding, incoordination, seizures, or behavioral changes. If any of these side effects are observed, stop treatment and contact your veterinarian.
If your pet experiences an allergic reaction to the medication, signs may include facial swelling, hives, scratching, sudden onset of diarrhea, vomiting, shock, seizures, pale gums, cold limbs, or coma. If you observe any of these signs, contact your veterinarian immediately.
How is it stored?
What should I do if I know of or suspect there has been an overdose?
What should I avoid when giving my pet Rimadyl?
Where is more information available?