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Carprieve

Carprieve is used to reduce pain and inflammation. It is effective for chronic conditions such as degenerative joint disease (osteoarthritis) as well as injuries to the musculo-skeletal system. It can also be used as an aid in post-operative recovery. In common with other NSAIDs, Carprieve should not be used in dehydrated or debilitated dogs, and medication should be paused or terminated if vomiting or diarrhoea occur.

Carprieve is available in unflavoured (small, white) tablets, or in larger flavoured and palatable, chewable tablets

Description

N.B. - Carprieve was previously called Norocarp.

Contra-indications, warnings, etc

The use of Norocarp Tablets is contraindicated in the cat, and the inadvertent administration of oral carprofen tablets may induce life-threatening conditions in this species.
Do not exceed the stated dose.
Do not administer NSAIDs concurrently or within 24 hours of each other.
Some NSAIDs may be highly bound to plasma proteins and compete with other highly bound drugs, which can lead to toxic effects.
Do not use in dogs suffering from cardiac, hepatic or renal disease, where there is a possibility of gastrointestinal ulceration or bleeding, or where there is evidence of a blood dyscrasia or hypersensitivity to the product.
Use in dogs less than 6 weeks of age, or in aged animals, may involve additional risk. If such use cannot be avoided, such dogs may require a reduced dosage and careful clinical management.
Avoid use in any dehydrated, hypovolaemic or hypotensive dog, as there is a potential risk of increased renal toxicity.

Concurrent administration of potential nephrotoxic drugs should be avoided.
In the absence of any specific studies in pregnant target bitches, such use is not indicated.
NSAIDs can cause inhibition of phagocytosis and hence in the treatment of inflammatory conditions associated with bacterial infection, appropriate concurrent antimicrobial therapy should be instigated.

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16th Dec 2013
Steffie Lewisham

I am looking to place an order with you but i wonder if you could advise me, at the moment he is on carprieve 50mg (one & half tablets a day) but after reading the possible side affects i am looking for an alternative and i am wondering if you know of something more kidney friendly and with less side affects,any advice would be much appreciated">carprieve 50mg (one & half tablets a day) but after reading the possible side affects i am looking for an alternative and i am wondering if you know of something more kidney friendly and with less side affects,any advice would be much appreciated

  • Website Content Developer at VioVet

This is a bit like wanting an alternative to Nurofen if you have a headache. There are safer alternatives, but they are not as effective and the genuine risk of taking the original product is very low. Some people would rather have the headache than the pill, others take the pills happily (and usually are perfectly well).

There are a number of non-prescription products used to relieve stiffness and discomfort in the joints of older dogs. If this is the reason you were thinking of giving Carprieve then you could consider Seraquin or Yumove instead. They are very safe, with no recognised side effects, but they are not as potent or effective in most dogs. They do seem to be helpful for many individuals, but need to be used for a few weeks for the full benefit to develop.

I think that you need to judge how much your dog is in discomfort without the Carprieve, and balance a slight, potential risk against a genuine, probable benefit. The choice is yours. What do you think your dog would say if you could discuss it with him and ask him?

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