Carprofen - Generic Truprofen
FDA-approved for dogs only, carprofen, generic of TruProfen, prevents inflammation and pain to keep your dog comfortable and mobile. Your dog may be prone to arthritis, joint pain and inflammation due to diet, large size, breed, frequent running and heredity. Be proactive with this prescription formula with a tasty beef flavor.
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Carprofen, the active ingredient in brand TruProfen, 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.
Carprofen should not be used in dogs exhibiting previous hypersensitivity to carprofen.
Keep out of reach of children. Not for human use. For use in dogs only.
All dogs should undergo a thorough history and physical examination before initiation of NSAID therapy. Appropriate laboratory tests to establish hematological and serum biochemical baseline data prior to, and periodically during, administration of any NSAID should be considered. Owners should be advised to observe for signs of potential drug toxicity (see Information for Dog Owners, Adverse Reactions, Animal Safety and Post-Approval Experience).
Carprofen is an NSAID, and as with others in that class, adverse reactions may occur with its use. The most frequently reported effects have been gastrointestinal signs. Events involving suspected renal, hematologic, neurologic, dermatologic, and hepatic effects have also been reported.
Patients at greatest risk for renal toxicity are those that are dehydrated, on concomitant diuretic therapy, or those with renal, cardiovascular, and/or hepatic dysfunction.
Concurrent administration of potentially nephrotoxic drugs should be approached cautiously, with appropriate monitoring.
Concomitant use of Carprofen with other anti-inflammatory drugs, such as other NSAIDs or corticosteroids, should be avoided because of the potential increase of adverse reactions, including gastrointestinal ulcerations and/or perforations.
Sensitivity to drug-associated adverse effects varies with the individual patient. Dogs that have experienced adverse reactions from one NSAID may experience adverse reactions from another NSAID.
Carprofen treatment was not associated with renal toxicity or gastrointestinal ulceration in well-controlled safety studies of up to ten times the dose in healthy dogs.
Carprofen 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 carprofen in animals less than 6 weeks of age, pregnant dogs, dogs used for breeding purposes, or in lactating bitches has not been established.
Studies to determine the activity of carprofen when administered concomitantly with other protein-bound or similarly metabolized drugs have not been conducted.
Drug compatibility should be monitored closely in patients requiring additional therapy.
Such drugs commonly used include cardiac, anticonvulsant and behavioral medications.
It has been suggested that treatment with carprofen may reduce the level of inhalant anesthetics needed.
If additional pain medication is warranted after administration of the total daily dose of carprofen, alternative analgesia should be considered. The use of another NSAID is not recommended. Consider appropriate washout times when switching from one NSAID to another or when switching from corticosteroid use to NSAID use.
Adverse Reactions During investigational studies of osteoarthritis with twice daily administration of 1 mg/lb, no clinically significant adverse reactions were reported.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur.
Call your veterinarian for advice about side effects.
To report a suspected adverse reaction to 1-855-844-4375.
This medication is prescribed by veterinarians only and for use only in dogs. Do not use in cats. Keep out of reach of children. Consult a physician in cases of accidental ingestion by humans.