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What is Rimadyl?

Rimadyl is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) used to treat pain and inflammation due to arthritis and other joint diseases, including hip dysplasia. It's also used to reduce fever. Rimadyl requires a prescription from your veterinarian.

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Health tip: For dog joint support without potential side effects, try our glucosamine for dogs.

For:

Dogs (over six weeks of age)

Benefits:
  • Can be given as a single daily dose
  • Effective
  • Easy to administer available as a chewable tablet or caplet
  • Well tolerated by dogs
How it Works:

Rimadyl works by reducing hormones that cause pain and inflammation in your dog's body.

Cautions:

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:

Rimadyl (Pfizer Animal Health)

Generic Name:

Carprofen

What is the most important information I should know about Rimadyl:

Rimadyl is a prescription medication that is FDA-approved for use in dogs. Rimadyl is available as 25mg, 75mg, and 100mg Pork Liver flavored chewable, scored tablets. Rimadyl is also 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 your veterinarian if your 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 Rimadyl:

Rimadyl is a non-steroidal ant-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Rimadyl works by reducing hormones that cause pain and inflammation in the body. Rimadyl is used to reduce pain associated with surgery or dental procedures. Rimadyl is also used for the treatment of inflammation and stiffness as a result of conditions such as arthritis or hip dysplasia. Rimadyl may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this guide.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Rimadyl 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; liver or kidney disease; congestive heart failure; fluid retention; bleeding disorders; heart disease; 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. Rimadyl should be given with food. Keep plenty of water available for your pet. Store Rimadyl at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep this medication away from children and pets. Do not give Rimadyl 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 Rimadyl 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 Rimadyl to my pet:

Many over-the-counter cough, cold, allergy, and pain medicines that contain aspirin or other NSAIDs similar to Rimadyl. Before giving any other prescription or over-the-counter medications, talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist.

What are the possible side effects of Rimadyl:

Contact your veterinarian if your 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 Rimadyl 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, or abdominal cramping. If your pet experiences any of the following less serious side effects, continue giving Rimadyl and talk to your veterinarian: headache, dizziness, nausea, diarrhea or constipation, depression, fatigue or weakness, or dry mouth. Other side effects may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to your pet.

What other drugs will affect Rimadyl:

Tell your veterinarian if your pet is being given aspirin; another NSAID such as etodolac, carprofen, or piroxicam; any 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 Rimadyl. 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 Rimadyl written for health professionals that you may read.

How to Use
Directions:
  • Rimadyl can be given as a single full dose once a day or divided in half and given twice a day.
  • Rimadyl is available as a chewable tablet or non-chewable caplet.
  • Rimadyl should be given with food.
  • Rimadyl is for dogs only. Do not give to cats.
Tip:

Keep plenty of water available for your pet to drink.

Dosage:
Dogs: (6 weeks of age and older)
Weight
Dosage
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2mg/lb of dog's weight once a day or 1mg/lb of dog's weight twice a day
Cats:
Do not use!
Horses:
Do not use!
Storage:

Should be stored at room temperature.

Ingredients
Rimadyl (carprofen):
Active Ingredients (per caplet or chewable tablet)
Amount
Carprofen
100 mg
Rimadyl (carprofen):
Active Ingredients (per caplet or chewable tablet)
Amount
Carprofen
75 mg
Rimadyl (carprofen):
Active Ingredients (per caplet or chewable tablet)
Amount
Carprofen
25 mg
Customer Reviews
Rimadyl is rated 4.6179 out of 5 by 691.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME! Rimadyl has helped TREMENDOUSLY! Thanks PetMeds!!!
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Response for Hip Pain Management I previously bought Quenellin (the generic brand) to Rimadyl and I thought it worked fine. However, when there were stock shortages at PetMeds of the generic I was forced to buy the original made by Pfizer. I was surprized to find out my dog responded much better to the Pfzier product for his hip pains. He had much more mobility. It may be worth the extra $ for Rimadyl. It may have a different formulation than the generic chewable.
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great My 10 yr old Rottweiler/pitbull mix was diagnosed with hip dysplasia and was losing muscle in that rear leg. The vet put him on this and Dasiquin noticed great improvement. Needed to get more ordered from here cheaper and quick response I can say now my dog has muscle in that leg and uses it more thank you petmeds !
Date published: 2016-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from glad to have you on our dogs side I glad I came across you. to care for my husband service dog it get expensive. You are able to save us over $300 on his meds for his arthritis. It is so important to us to keep his life line hapy
Date published: 2016-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My dog loves it My dog will reject other meds but she loves this one. The medicine also is very effective as she settles down nicely after taking it and does not exhibit any pain symptoms. There are cheaper meds available, but none my dog will take.
Date published: 2016-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Remarkable diffrrence Jeffrey has been on Rimadyl for two years and it's provided much needed relief from arthritic pain in his legs. In fact once I forgot to give it to him for two days and he became a cripple - could hardly walk, head down in obvious pain. I immediately gave him a dose and within hours he was back to normal. BUT the key is only giving him a 1/4 pill at each meal to minimize liver damage. I never give him a full size pill even though he's 53 pounds. And I believe the smaller dose has prolonged his life while still giving him needed comfort.
Date published: 2016-08-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Prices and Fast Delivery My 14 year old dog Bailey has been on Rimadyl for about a year and it has helped him to be so much more mobile. He has very bad hip arthritis and this medication has really given him a much more active life with it than before we had him on it. We were buying it direct from our vet but 1-800-petmeds is about 30-40% cheaper! Great deal!
Date published: 2016-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rimadyl My dog has been on this medication. ( only one a day) for a few years and this is a GREAT product! When my vet was no longer going to carry it I went to 1800petmeds.com and continued to buy it from them. Very happy customer and very happy best friend-Bailey! :)
Date published: 2016-04-09
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Q&A

11/17/15 Hello, I have a small Shih-Tzu, who has mild kidney disease, as well as liver disease . He also has Hypothyroidism, and osteoarthritis. Would Rimadyl be safe for him or not ?

Asked by: Carol 29
Your veterinarian will evaluate your pet's bloodwork and organ function and deterimine if Rimadyl is safe to use.
Answered by: Lisa M
Date published: 2016-11-18

I have script for 30 ct rimadyl with 3 refills. will all 120 be sent or must i reorder each time

Asked by: Says
You may order up to the total quantity authorized on your prescription, therefore 120 tabs for one order is okay.
Answered by: S Duesler PharmD MBA
Date published: 2016-11-17

My 11 year old Schnauzer/Doxie mix sprained her back. The vet gave her Rimadyl for the pain. She was having spasms and the Rimadyl really have her relief but she sleeps constantly. Is this a normal reaction.

Asked by: Terrieg
Drowsiness is not a common side effect of Rimadyl. It is best to check with your veterinarian. It is possible this may be a side effect of another medication she may be taking for pain.
Answered by: S Duesler PharmD MBA
Date published: 2016-11-17

My dog was prescribed this medication from a vet because she was limping on her front leg. Shes doing much better after being on it for about a month. Once the bottle is gone should I keep getting this or should i only give it to her when she has problems

Asked by: Jackie
This would depend on how severe her condition is and what your doctor recommends. This medication is generally given on a daily basis however your veterinarian my recommend you to dose otherwise.
Answered by: S Duesler PharmD MBA
Date published: 2016-11-17

Do I have to have a perscription for the Rimadyl for my dog.

Asked by: Karen
Yes, Rimadyl requires a prescription from a veterinarian.
Answered by: Lisa M
Date published: 2016-11-10

What is medication that is same as Carpaquin? 

Asked by: Marissa
Carprofen is the active ingredient in Rimadyl.
Answered by: Christine
Date published: 2016-10-18

What is rimadyl used for?

Asked by: Sunny
Rimadyl is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) used to treat pain and inflammation due to arthritis and other joint diseases, including hip dysplasia. It's also used to reduce fever.
Answered by: Christine
Date published: 2016-10-14

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Asked by: Ann R
Standard shipping is 5-9 business days. However, we also offer faster shipping, including priority (3-5 business days), FedEx 2 day shipping, and FedEx overnight shipping.
Answered by: Christine
Date published: 2016-10-13
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