Novox is a generic equivalent for Rimadyl (carprofen) caplets. Its a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) used to treat pain and inflammation due to arthritis and other joint diseases, including hip dysplasia. Its also used to reduce fever. Novox requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
Generic to Rimadyl Caplets andsame as: Vetprofen, Carpaquin, Norocarp and Putney's Carprofen
For: Dogs (over 6 weeks of age)
Can be given as a single daily dose
Easy to administer
Same ingredient as: Norocarp, Vetprofen, Carpaquin and Putney's Carprofen Caplets
How it works:
Novox works by reducing hormones that cause pain and inflammation in your dogs body.
Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any other prescription or over-the-counter medications to your pet. Should not be given to pregnant or lactating dogs, or dogs used for breeding.
Brand Name Novox Caplets (Vedco)
Generic Name Carprofen (car-proí-fen)
Same ingredient as: Norocarp, Vetprofen, Carpaquin and Putney's Carprofen Caplets
What is the most important information I should know about Novox: Novox is a prescription medication that is FDA approved for use in dogs. Novox is available as 25mg, 75mg and 100mg capsule shaped scored non-chewable tablets (Caplets). The usual total daily dose in dogs is 2mg per pound given as a single daily dose or divided and administered as 1mg per pound twice a day. Contact the veterinarian if the pet has bloody, black or tarry stools as these symptoms could indicate damage to the stomach or intestines, which could be dangerous. Before giving your pet any prescription or over the counter medications check with your veterinarian or pharmacist.
What is Novox: Novox is a nonsteroidal ant-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Novox works by reducing hormones that cause pain and inflammation in the body. Novox is used to reduce pain as associated with surgery or dental procedures. Novox is also used for the treatment of inflammation and stiffness as a result of conditions such as arthritis or hip dysplasia. Novox may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this guide.
What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Novox to my pet: Tell your veterinarian if your pet has an allergy to aspirin or any other NSAID; an ulcer or bleeding in the stomach; has liver, or kidney disease; congestive heart failure; fluid retention; bleeding disorders; heart disease or high blood pressure. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or lactating.
How should this medication be given: Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Novox should be given with food. Keep plenty of water available for your pet. Store Novox at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep this medication away from children and pets. Do not give Novox to cats.
What happens if I miss giving a dose: Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one as directed. Do not give a double dose of the medication.
What happens if I overdose the pet: Seek emergency veterinary medical treatment. Symptoms of Novox overdose include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, drowsiness, headache, blurred vision, seizures, panting, little or no urine production, and slow breathing.
What should I avoid while giving Novox to my pet: Many over the counter cough, cold, allergy and pain medicines contain aspirin or other NSAID's similar to Novox. Before taking any prescription or over the counter medications talk to the veterinarian or pharmacist.
What are the possible side effects of Novox: Contact the veterinarian if the pet has bloody, black or tarry stools or blood in vomit as these symptoms could indicate serious side effects. If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving Novox and seek emergency veterinary medical attention; an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; swelling of the lips; tongue or face; hives); muscle cramps, open sores in the mouth, rapid weight gain due to fluid retention; seizures, abdominal cramping. Other less serious side effects may occur. Continue giving Novox and talk to your veterinarian if your pet experiences headache, dizziness, nausea, diarrhea, or constipation, depression, fatigue or weakness, dry mouth. Other side effects may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to the animal.
What other drugs will affect Novox: Tell your veterinarian if your pet is being given aspirin; another NSAID such as etodolac, carprofen or piroxicam; an over the counter cough, cold, allergy or pain medication; warfarin; furosemide; a steroid such as prednisone, insulin; or probenecid. Drugs other than those listed may also interact with Novox. Talk to your veterinarian before giving your pet any prescription or over the counter medicines.
Where can I get more information: Your pharmacist has additional information about Novox written for health professionals that you may read.
Novox can be given as a single full dose once a day or divided in half and given twice a day.
Novox is available as a non-chewable caplet.
Novox should be given with food.
Novox is for dogs only. Do not give to cats.
Tip: Keep plenty of water available for your pet to drink.
Dogs: (6 weeks of age and older)
2mg/lb of dog’s weight once a day or 1mg/lb of dog’s weight twice a day
Storage: Should be stored at room temperature.
Novox has put the bounce back in Ollie's steps. Ollie is a 25 lb, 17.5 years old cockapoo mix. Before Novox, Ollie had trouble rising from a lying down position, was obviously in pain when he walked, had many accidents in the house because he could not get outside in time and could barely walk down the block. After 3 days on Novox, he was getting up without much trouble, trotting around the house and eager to go on walks again. One neighbor thought I had gotten another dog - she could not believe how Ollie seemed like a much younger happier dog.
Yes, Novox can put a strain on your budget if you have a large dog, but it is really worth every penny and will change the quality of your dog's life.
NOVOX IS EXTREMELY EFFECTIVE AND LILU , MY 12 YR OLD COCKER, IS WALKING BETTER AND HER LIMP HAS DECLINED EXCEPT WHEN SHE TRIES TO WALK FAST OR RUN, THEN IT IS NOTICEABLE.
I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND THIS FOR ANY DOG WITH ARTHRITIS OR OTHER JOINT PAIN
My sweet Baby is doing so much better! I dont even have to give it to her everyday. Novox has saved me money and my sweetheart is feeling like herself again. Think God for PetMeds!!!!
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Is doing great
Feirin is doing very well and seems to be pain free. I also have her on fish oil and condroitin/glucosamine.
Boone is a 9 yr old Boxer with extremely bad arthritis in his spine and hips - Novox has made him a new dog! He's happy, playing, eating well, and enjoys his little Boxer sister. Night and day difference. Was nervous because of bad reviews I had read, but we've had no side effects and it's the best thing we could have done for the big guy.
My 12 year old 65# dog seems to be moving better since I started giving him 100mg Novox each day. He is sleeping a lot more than before, so wonder if this med is making him drossy? Is that a side affect?
Drowsiness is not usually associated with Novox however, if your pet is weak or fatigued, he may fall asleep. Weakness or fatigue are side effects that should be mentioned to your veterinarian. Please consult with your veterinarian to determine the cause of the increase in sleep time. On average a dog sleeps between 12 to 18 hours a day.
I would check with your vet but mine told me to use it when Gus seemed to be in need of it. She stared off on 2 pills 75 mg. daily, but is down to 1 daily. On days she is moving a little slower i give her two. (Not often) Hope this helps Anne
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