Galliprant (grapiprant tablets) is a prescription medication indicated for control of pain and inflammation due to osteoarthritis in dogs.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a condition where cartilage - the protective material that cushions a joint - breaks down over time, causing the bones to rub against each other. This rubbing can permanently damage the joint and cause pain, inflammation, and lameness. Older and overweight dogs are at a higher risk of developing OA.
Other NSAIDs that are FDA-approved for use in dogs include deracoxib (Deramaxx), carprofen (Rimadyl, Novocox, Carprieve, Quellin, Carprofen), meloxicam (Metacam, Loxicom, Orocam, Meloxidyl, Meloxicam), and firocoxib (Previcox).
What is the common drug name of this product?
Galliprant is a brand name. Galliprant contains the drug grapiprant.
How is it pronounced?
Is there a generic equivalent available?
At this time there is no generic equivalent for Galliprant. Galliprant is the only available form of grapiprant.
Who is this medication for?
Galliprant (grapiprant) should only be given to dogs. Not for use in dogs younger than 9 months and less than 8 pounds. Do not use in cats. Not to be used in humans.
What forms does this medication come in?
Galliprant (grapiprant) is available in tablets that are given orally (by mouth). These tablets contain dessicated pork liver as the flavoring agent. Always follow the dosing instructions provided by your veterinarian. If you have difficulty giving this medication, contact your veterinarian. This medication should only be given to the pet for whom it was prescribed.
How does Galliprant work?
Grapiprant is a prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) EP4 receptor antagonist; a non-cyclooxygenase (COX) inhibiting, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) in the piprant class.
What are the benefits of this medication?
Galliprant (grapiprant) targets canine osteoarthritis pain and inflammation while reducing the impact on the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, kidneys, and liver. All NSAIDs carry certain risks, including vomiting, diarrhea, not eating/eating less, and lethargy.
What side effects may be seen with this medication?
The most common adverse reactions to Galliprant include vomiting, soft, mucoid stools, diarrhea, and decreased appetite. Contact your veterinarian if your dog's appetite decreases or stools become abnormal. Adverse reactions may also include decreasing serum albumin and total protein.
What important information should I know when considering giving my pet Galliprant?
Galliprant is not for use in dogs taking other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or corticosteroids (for example, aspirin, carprofen, meloxicam or prednisone). As with any NSAIDs, if Galliprant is used long-term, appropriate monitoring (including blood testing) is recommended.
Galliprant is not for use in dogs that have had an allergic reaction (such as hives, facial swelling, or itchy skin) to Galliprant. Tell your veterinarian if your dog has had an allergic reaction to Galliprant or other anti-inflammatory drugs.