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Pardale-V Tablets for Dogs

Pardale-V Tablets for Dogs

Pardale-V is an analgesic for use in dogs. It is suitable for use after injuries or in other painful conditions. It is traditionally used to help joint pain. It is not recommended to be given continuously; a 5 day course should be all that is needed, though repeat courses can be given after a suitable break. If in doubt, consult your veterinary surgeon. (NFA-VPS)


Below is the product datasheet.


Company name: Dechra Veterinary Products Limited
Address: (A business unit of Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC)
Sansaw Business Park
Hadnall, Shrewsbury
Shropshire SY4 4AS
Telephone: 01939 211200
Fax: 01939 211201


White, flat tablets with a bevelled edge and a break-line.
Each tablet contains:
Active substances: Paracetamol 400 mg
Codeine phosphate hemihydrate 9 mg


For analgesic therapy in the dog only. The product is indicated for acute pain of traumatic origin, as a complementary treatment in pain associated with other conditions, and post operative analgesia.

Feeding Guidelines

For oral administration.
1 tablet per 12 kg body weight every 8 hours.
Small dogs (up to 6 kg body weight): Half a tablet every 8 hours.
Medium dogs (6-18 kg body weight): Half to one and a half tablets every 8 hours.
Large dogs (18-42 kg body weight): 1-3 tablets every 8 hours.
Treat for a maximum of 5 days.

Contraindications, warnings, etc

Do not exceed the stated dose or the duration of treatment.
Do not administer other NSAIDs concurrently or within 24 hours of each other.
Use is contraindicated in animals suffering from cardiac, hepatic or renal disease, where there is the possibility of gastrointestinal ulceration or bleeding, or where there is evidence of blood dyscrasia or hypersensitivity to the product.
Do not use this preparation for cats.
Use in animals less than 6 weeks of age, or in aged animals, may involve additional risk. If such use cannot be avoided, animals may require a reduced dosage and careful clinical management.
Avoid use in dehydrated, hypovolaemic or hypotensive animals as there is a potential risk of increased renal toxicity.
Some NSAIDS may be highly bound to plasma proteins and compete with other highly bound drugs to produce an increase in non-bound pharmacologically active concentrations, which can lead to toxic effects.
Concurrent administration of potentially nephrotoxic drugs should be avoided.
There are no known contraindications for use during pregnancy.
If you notice any serious effects or other effects not mentioned in the data sheet, please inform your veterinary surgeon.
Overdose: Immediately seek the advice of a veterinary surgeon showing them the product literature.
Carry out lavage and treat with an intravenous injection of acetylcysteine (200 mg/ml) at a rate of 140 mg/kg every 6 hours for 7 treatments. Ascorbic acid (30 mg/kg) should also be given orally with each dose of acetylcysteine. If necessary, instigate fluid therapy using 'Ringers' or bicarbonate solution. Treat for codeine overdosing with intravenous injections of naloxone (1.0 mg/kg) repeated as necessary. Provide oxygen support.
Side effects: Occasional constipation due to codeine content.
Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the veterinary medicinal product to animals: Wash hands after use.
General precautions: For animal treatment only.
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.

Pharmaceutical precautions

Do not store above 25C.
Do not use after the expiry date stated on the blister.
Disposal: Dispose of empty packaging and any remaining product in the household refuse.

Legal category


Packaging quantities

Containers of 100 and 500 tablets.

Further information

NSAIDs can cause inhibition of phagocytosis and hence in the treatment of inflammatory conditions associated with bacterial infections, appropriate concurrent antimicrobial therapy should be instigated.
Seek veterinary advice if the treated condition does not improve or worsens during treatment.
UK authorised veterinary medicinal product.

Marketing authorisation holder (if different from distributor)

Dechra Limited, Dechra House, Jamage Industrial Estate, Talke Pits, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST7 1XW.

Marketing authorisation number

Vm 10434/4034.

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Questions & Answers for Pardale-V Tablets for Dogs

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Is it good for old dogs

25th Sep 2015

I have a fifteen year old collie cross who is on Pardale-v for Ten days but the vet has talked about leaving her on it with her Loxicom which she takes regularly . After reading the comments I Believe her body is to old to handle the drug on a permanent bases .

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

Pardale-V is a safe drug if used carefully and sensibly. Like many drugs it does have potential side effects but if your dog is on an appropriate dose and your vet has ascertained that there are no underlying conditions which affect it, the risks are very small. It also works well in combination with Loxicom and has the potential to greatly reduce the stiffness and discomfort your dog might otherwise feel. Dogs tend to suffer in silence but that does not mean they do not want to be made more comfortable. It is up to you and your vet, but I would be inclined to give it a try and see how your dog gets on. You should stop both medications if your dog starts to have any vomiting or diarrhoea or goes off her food, but otherwise I would give it, regardless of her age.

Harmful to humans

26th Jul 2015
Are they harmful to humans

My husband accidentally took a quarter of one will it be harmful

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

Obviously this is really a question to direct at your own doctor. However the active ingredient is very safe to use in people (and at a higher dose than that) so I doubt if there are any concerns.


20th Mar 2015

Can these tablets be given alongside to a dog who is on steroids for allergies?

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

These tablets are not recommended to be given with steroids. Although they are generally safe, that is a combination which might well cause problems, so I certainly would not do it.

Post hip op prescription for 2 weeks

11th Mar 2015

My Labrador has been prescribed x3 pardale v daily for 2 weeks post hip operation. Is this ok as I noticed suggestions not use for more than 5 days? Should he use alternative pain relief?

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

This is a safe product for dogs, though there is potential for it to build up in the body over time, especially if accidentally over-dosed. The guidance you refer to is sensible for general situations. If your vet has prescribed this dose in full knowledge of your own dogs bodyweight and general health, then I would expect it will be safe and effective. There are other medicines which could have been used so I am not sure I would have suggested Pardale-V myself, but it does have good qualities. It is of course OK for you to question your own vet about it.

Parvale-v in diabetic Labrador

28th Jan 2015

We have 11year old diabetic dog with heart problems and arthritis. She has been prescribed pardale-v 2 tabs x 3 daily. Is this excessive and what side effects is she likely encounter. She is on 21 units of insulin. Cardalis 15 mg daily, and Cardisure 5mg twice daily

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

Pardale-V tablets are very safe if given for just a few days. If they are used continuously for longer periods then side effects are possible and are usually vomiting/diarrhoea but can relate to liver or kidney damage. This is something you should talk to your own vet about. There are other treatments to help with arthritis which are much more modern and potentially better than Pardale V, though they are more expensive.


15th Oct 2014
C S Sutton
  • VioVet Customer Since: October 2014
  • From: Shropshire, United Kingdom

My Staffordshire bull terrier (Buster) has been prescribed half a tablet (pardale v) to treat a pain in his neck, either a muscular or disc problem. Looking at your website it suggests 1 tablet per 12kg bodyweight every 7 hours, Buster weighs 25kg so that suggest 2 tablets every 7 hours. Buster does suffer with acidity in his stomach are these tablets likely to make it worst?. Many thanks.

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

Your vet has prescribed a dose which is lower than that generally recommended by the manufacturers. I would presume that your vet has good reason to do this and so I would suggest you do not go against that without talking to your vet about it first. These tablets can be associated with stomach and other problems, and if given at the full dose, a maximum of a 5 day course is recommended at a time. The higher the dose and the longer they are given for, the greater the chances of some unwanted side-effect. They can be very helpful and effective though if used carefully.

Anti inflamitary pills for arthritis in bullmastiff

16th Jun 2014

Why can't it be given continuously

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

As with all effective medication there is a potential for side effects to occur. With this drug, liver damage is the main concern, though kidney and gastro-intestinal damage are possible. Problems are more likely to occur if a high dose is given every day. Damage can be a cumulative effect building up over time. The chances of this happening are reduced with a lower dose and a shorter period of treatment.The manufacturers only received a license for the dose and duration of treatment as recommended. The truth is that some dogs (and who knows which ones) are probably much more likely to suffer side effects than others. Possibly many dogs could safely take treatment for longer. However it is judged that a significant portion of dogs might be at risk from side effects for the 5 day limit to be in the license. More than that it is not possible to say, other than the fact that the product has been on sale for many years and is regarded as generally safe. I believe there are no great concerns about reports of adverse reactions or side effects.