Excel Enteric Coated Aspirin provides temporary pain relief, making this an ideal medication for dogs with arthritis and related joint problems. This aspirin also helps to reduce inflammation and joint stiffness. Excel Enteric Coated Aspirin is not for use in cats.
The active ingredient (Aspirin) works by attaching to the cylooxygenase-2 enzymes in your dog's body. This process prevents prostaglandin from being produced and is also what signals your dog's brain that a certain part of the body is in pain.
This product contains an NSAID, which may cause severe stomach bleeding. The chance is higher if your dog has had stomach ulcers or bleeding problems, or takes a blood thinning (anticoagulant) or steroid drug. If your dog is pregnant or nursing, seek advice of a veterinarian before using.
Excel Enteric Coated Aspirin is used to temporarily relieve minor aches and pains and inflammation associated with arthritis and joint problems.
Excel Enteric Coated Aspirin is a non-prescription (OTC) product available as 81mg tablets.
The recommended dose is 8 to 12mg per one pound of body weight (approximately 1 tablet for each 15 pounds) every 12 hours. The medication should be given within 30 minutes of your dog eating at least 1/3 of its daily amount of food.
Side effects which may occur include a severe allergic reaction which may include; hives, facial swelling, asthma (wheezing), shock. If any of these symptoms occur discontinue giving and contact your veterinarian. Other symptoms that may occur include; vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, darkening of stool color, change in behavior or a decrease/increase in water consumption . If any of these symptoms occur contact your veterinarian.
Do not use this product in dogs allergic to it or other NSAIDs. Do not use in dogs with concurrent gastrointestinal disease or ulcers, bleeding problems, or those with liver or kidney impairment. If symptoms being treated persist more than 3 days, discontinue use and consult a veterinarian. This product is for veterinary use in dogs only, do not use in cats. Do not use in humans.
Contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room.
Store this product at room temperature. Keep out of the reach of children, pets and other animals.
This medication should be given within 30 minutes of eating 1/3 of its daily amount of food.
Store at room temperature 15- 30C (59- 86F).