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  • 20mg Original (small white) » Priced per Tablet £0.31
  • 50mg Original (small white) » Priced per Tablet £0.51
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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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Reviews (15)

Summary of Reviews for Carprieve

Overall 5
Ease Of Use
Value For Money
Absence Of Side Effects
15 out of 15 (100%) customers would recommend this product.
5 stars (11 reviews)
4 stars (4 reviews)
3 stars (0 reviews)
2 stars (0 reviews)
1 stars (0 reviews)

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55 Kind to her tummy too.
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By on 17 November 2020

Bought this anti inflamatory medication because it is kind to her tummy too. Have tried various other which have caused her more problems than they have solved by way of upsetting her system completely.

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45 no problem with item
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By on 8 January 2017

The dog, for whom this product is for, has been on this prescription drug for a number of years, so cannot fault the product.

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55 carprieve
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By on 28 December 2016

excellent product my dog bess was really bad when she first started on this tablet and was taking 3 a day she is now on one tablet and is a lot better

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55 worth there weight in gold
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By on 12 March 2016

zena my german shepherd is 10 years old she loves her walks without these tablets she would only be able to go round the garden

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55 Pain away
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By on 23 November 2015

My 15 yr old dog has suffered from pain and stiffness in her back legs for some years now and she was prescribed carprieve 1 twice a day, and they have been excellent for this purpose . It is hard to see your dog in pain but wonderful to see the relief she gets from this medication I would definitely recommend them.

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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

  • VioVet Staff

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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