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Carprieve

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Description

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

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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Medication Datasheets

50mg Original (small white) » Priced per Tablet

Carprieve 50 mg Tablets for Dogs

Qualitative and quantitative composition

Each tablet contains: Active Substance: Carprofen50 mgExcipients:

Active Substance:

Carprofen

50 mg

Excipients:

For a full list of excipients, see section Pharmaceutical Particulars

Pharmaceutical form

Tablet

A white/off white circular tablet of diameter 8 mm, 50 embossed on one side and a single break line on the other side.

Clinical particulars

Target species

Dogs

Indications for use, specifying the target species

For analgesia and reduction of chronic inflammation, for example in degenerative joint disease, in dogs.

Carprieve Tablets can also be used in the management of post-operative pain.

Contraindications

The use of Carprieve 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.

Special Warnings for each target species

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.

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.

Special precautions for use

Special precautions for use in animals

None.

Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the veterinary medicinal product to animals

None.

Adverse reactions (frequency and seriousness)

None.

Use during pregnancy, lactation or lay

In the absence of any specific studies in pregnant bitches such use is not indicated.

Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction

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.

Concurrent administration of potential nephrotoxic drugs should be avoided.

Amounts to be administered and administration route

For oral administration.

An initial dose of 2 to 4 mg carprofen/kg bodyweight/day is recommended to be given in 2 equally divided doses. The dose may be reduced to 2 mg carprofen/kg bodyweight/day administered as a single daily dose after 7 days, subject to clinical response.

Duration of treatment will be dependent upon the response seen. Long term treatment should be under regular veterinary supervision.

To extend analgesic cover post-operatively, parenteral administration of carprofen, may be followed with Carprieve Tablets.

Overdose (symptoms, emergency procedures, antidotes), if necessary

There is no specific antidote for carprofen overdosage but general supportive therapy as applied to clinical overdosage with NSAIDs should be applied.

Withdrawal period

Not applicable

Pharmacological particulars

Pharmacotherapeutic group: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug

ATC Vet Code: QM01AE91

Pharmacodynamic properties

Carprofen, (±)-6-chloro-α-methylcarbazole-2-acetic acid, is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is a derivative of phenylpropionic acid and a member of the arylpropionic acid class of NSAIDs. As a representative of the 2-arylpropionic family, it contains a chiral center at C2 of the propionic moiety and therefore, exists in 2 sterioisomeric forms, the (+)-S and (-)-R enantiomers.

Pharmacokinetic properties

Following oral administration of 4mg carprofen/kg to dogs, peak plasma concentrations (mean Cmax = 28.51 μg/ml) were achieved in 4 hours.

Absorption of carprofen is rapid and complete in the dog. The volume of distribution is small with the highest drug concentrations occurring in plasma. Ratios of tissue to plasma concentration are less than one, which is consistent with a high level of binding of carprofen to plasma proteins.

Pharmaceutical particulars

List of excipients

Microcrystalline cellulose

Lactose monohydrate

Croscarmellose sodium

Poly-vinyl pyrrolidone K 30

Sodium laurilsulfate

Magnesium stearate

Purified water

Incompatibilities

None.

Shelf life

Shelf life of the veterinary medicinal product as packaged for sale:

Tubs: 36 months

Blister strips: 24 months

Special precautions for storage

Do not store above 25ºC.

Store in a dry place.

Protect from light.

Nature and composition of immediate packaging

Carprieve Tablets are supplied in:

Polypropylene Snap Secure Tubs, containing 100 or 500 tablets, sealed with a white Polyethylene Snap Secure Cap.

Alu/Alu blister strips of 2 x 5 tablets

Special precautions for the disposal of unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from the use of such products

Any unused product or waste material should be disposed of in accordance with national requirements.

Marketing Authorisation Holder (if different from distributor)

Norbrook Laboratories Limited

Station Works

Newry

Co. Down

BT35 6JP

Northern Ireland

Marketing Authorisation Number

Vm 02000/4221

Date of the first authorisation or date of renewal

5th September 2003/ 5th September 2008

Date of revision of the text

January 2009

Any other information

Legal category

Delivery Information

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What do you charge for delivery?

For UK delivery, we charge the following:

Order Total Weight Delivery
£0-£28.99 Under 2kg £2.99
2kg+ £4.99
£29-£38.99 Under 2kg Free
2kg+ £4.99
£39+ Under 2kg Free
2kg+ Free

Prices quoted are for delivery to all parts of mainland UK except certain Scottish postcodes (where the price is higher for items sent by courier. Delivery of food abroad (including Channel Islands, N. Ireland and other islands around the UK) is charged at a higher price and free delivery is not available. Temperature controlled products, such as Insulin, are also not always subject to the standard and/or free delivery options.

For full information on our delivery charges, including prices on heavy deliveries to Scotland and abroad, see our delivery information page.

We can deliver most items to all around the world, but prices do vary. The majority of light weight orders (less than 1.5kg) can be delivered for a flat rate of £10. For an accurate estimate of the delivery charge, please put the items you require in your basket and use the "Estimate Delivery" system on the shopping basket page (you only need to enter your country and postal/zip code) for a quick quote. For deliveries to the USA you may need to go to the checkout page and enter your full address to get a quote (as some services need your state in order to quote too). For more information on international deliveries, please see our delivery information page.

Delivery of aerosols

Due to air freight restrictions aerosols cannot ever be sent abroad by Royal Mail. We appreciate your understanding.

Delivery of temperature controlled items

Some products, such as insulin and frozen food, need to be delivered in insulated packaging to prevent them from getting too warm (or too cold) during transit from us to you. Purchasing any of these items in your order will result in a £1.99 charge being added to the total to cover the high cost of the insulated packaging materials. You only pay the £1.99 once per order, regardless of how many temperature controlled items you purchase in that order.

How do I cancel or return an order?

Please call us as soon as possible if you need to amend or cancel an order on 01582 842096. If your order has been processed for dispatch we will be unable to cancel or amend the order. You will however be able to return your product for a full refund*.

To return an item, you must contact us by phone or email to arrange this BEFORE posting any product back to us. We will explain the process at this stage for you.

*For full details on returns, see our terms and conditions page.

Reviews (14)

Q & A

Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Carprieve, including answers from our team.

16 December 2013 at 10:04am

Alternative to Carprieve

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

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?