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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great for my 9.5 year old who thinks she's 2 My pup thinks she's still young when she chases the invader cow birds or alerts at the door because a delivery person is on our property. She overdoes and limps from muscle strain. The rimadyl helps her feel better when she forgets how old she is! I cannot put her on a leash in the yard to curb the behavior; her drive to get prey is much stronger than my grip hahah
Date published: 2020-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am so happy with this medicine 6 months ago I stat to given this medicine best she now is raning
Date published: 2020-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great service and price too! Our vet prescribed Rimadyl for Bentley a few months ago. He is a rescue; so, we are not certain of his age. We adopted him 16 years ago this June. For most of that time, we’ve walked him every day for about 3 miles. But, last May, things changed with him. He developed a limp and began to refuse to walk very far. Our vet eventually prescribed Rimadyl. The cost was over $60 for 30 a day supply. He did not really respond immediately either. So, we refilled the prescription again. Then, I saw an ad for PetMeds. I’m very pleased with the price offered by PetMeds. So, I obtained a 60 day supply recently. The most important thing is how Bentley is doing. He is walking better. We walk him for about 20 minutes in the morning and less time in the afternoon. He loves his walks because he sniffs every leaf and also sees some of his “dog friends”. He has outlived many of those dogs we have greeted over the years. He has a wonderful appetite & he barks for his meals right on schedule. He loves the biscuit which PetMeds encloses in the package with his prescription. In fact, he found it on the porch and attempted to drag it into the house! We are very pleased with this medication because we believe it has given Bentley and us more time to enjoy each other.
Date published: 2020-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quick and Easy! The ordering process was easy and they were quick obtaining the info needed from my vet. They shipped it quickly, also. I will order from them again in the future. I am satisfied!
Date published: 2020-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Medicine My dog is a 13 years old pitbull. Rimadyl really help her with the artritis. She walks better.
Date published: 2020-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pepper is much more mobile! Pepper is nearly 16 years old and was having difficulty moving around the yard, stayed pretty close to the house. Now, she ventures out all over our 3 acres again!
Date published: 2020-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Saved my dog, Murphy! Murphy has arthritis, which had affected him so badly he was unable to go up and down the stairs from my deck to the backyard and could barely get up when he laid down. Thankfully, his vet prescribed Rimadyl. He is like a new doggy now! He doesn’t like pills of any kind, so I crush 1/2 pill and mix in his moist food, twice a day. He licks his bowl clean every time!
Date published: 2019-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Prefer Rimadyl Switched to generic for awhile but it just didn't work as well as Rimadyl for my furry friend. He's much more comfortable using Rimadyl
Date published: 2019-12-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Cost! I am very pleased that Rimadyl helps Bella get around, for this I give it 5 Stars! She has been on it for 3 years and doing well, and Blood work checkups keep her Health on check! But on a fixed income, it is Very Expensive, and the price keeps going up. PetMed's does help the best they can with " Discounts" thank you.
Date published: 2019-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pain meds Bought Rimdryl at vet twice. Got a full bottle here for under there price.
Date published: 2019-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brutus seams to be getting around a lot better I also have him on a glucosamine. He is getting old so anything that helps is great
Date published: 2019-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rimadyl saved Buster! Our Buster Brown (Hoppy) was paralyzed more than 2 years ago due to an accident. Our vet put him on both steroids & an anti-inflammatory. He slowly healed but his back legs were weak. He has been on Rimadyl for quite a while & he does not fall down anymore. He is 10 & 1/2 & weighs 116 pounds. Just had his liver checked & his numbers are good. We are soooo lucky. Thank you 1800 Petmeds!
Date published: 2019-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great company Needed them to contact the vets office did it first thing in the morning 2 days later the meds were there for my dog at a fraction of the price of the vets office will be using them for all my stuff for my dogs. Rimadyl is the prescription I got.
Date published: 2019-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing results My dog has had hip issues all her life. It got to the point she couldn’t walk very well. After she started taking rimadyl she is running jumping and playing like a puppy. Amazing.
Date published: 2019-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My 10-year-old Lab has been on Rimadyl for over 2 months and it is amazing how much easier she moves. She has less pain in her joints and has a more good time than bad. Rimadyl has helped so much.
Date published: 2019-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works well! No side effects. I use the Rimadyl only when my Lab has overdone playing hard and seems to be sore. Usually after a couple of days she is fine. Years ago I had to use it for my older Lab that had arthritis...kept her comfortable.
Date published: 2019-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rimadyl for joint pain My yellow lab will be 12 in October and is having some issues with his joints. The vet gave me a prescription for Rimadyl and along with the Cosequin that I buy from PetMeds, he is doing better!
Date published: 2019-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from God send for my Baby Girl! Delila had collasped on us a couple times after running up the stairs. Her whole body shut down, she wet herself, the only thing that moved was her eyes! I rushed her to the Vet the first time, they did bloodwork, x-rays and such. X-rays showed she has several bone spurs on her spine that are making bridges. They also reccommended that we take her to a specialist and have her brain, nerves, ect tested $$$$$!!! They put her on Rimadyl for a week. She did not collaspe during that time! When she was taken off of it and it happened again! I called and had them put her back on it, no issues while she was taking it. Her Daddy decided to cut it back to see if she would be okay without it (He was worried about side effects), the day after she collasped again coming up the stairs! I told him and the Vet when I seen the x-rays what the problem was, I have spurs as well. She would sleep curled up in a ball, then run up the stairs and collaspe, wet herself n be paralyzed for 10-15mins! Her nerve was getting pinched with all the inflammation in there! Low and behold I was right and we didn't need to spend $$$$$ to figure it out, Mommy knows her babies!!! I wonder if this would work as well on me?? Just kidding!!!! LOL!!!
Date published: 2019-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from helps our dog with his pain Our dog Yoder has two torn ACL in both rear legs
Date published: 2019-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rimadyl... AMAZING! I had to decide whether to use a drug or not, BUT this changed my Dobie's life. As my vet says, "it's all about the quality of their lives!" THANK YOU 800PETS!
Date published: 2019-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keeps my Daschund's back issues at bay I've been giving Rimadyl via my vet to my now-15 year old mini daschund who has had severe back issues including the need for emergency going back to when thse was just 3 years old. Since she's been on it, she hasn't had a severe set back and I understand that it also helps reduce her pain related to her back problems. Will keep her on it as long as the vet recommends, which might be for the rest of her life, im told. Very happy with this. And its chewable so it's like her twice daily treat.
Date published: 2019-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rimadyl is great for dogs who are in pain I have given Rimadyl pills to my dog for seven years because of pain. 1-800petmeds have helped me get the meds I needed in order to keep my dog pain free and happy. Thank you for all of your help. My vet stopped getting Rimadyl and did not let me know.
Date published: 2018-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great results My older girl is having a lot of problems with her joints and this has helped tremendously. She’ll even run a little bit with this medication. Quick delivery also.
Date published: 2018-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Arthritis Dogs' 13+ age this product is great for older dogs with inflammation in joints, works quickly and eat pill right out of hand
Date published: 2018-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Much Needed I have a 94lb yellow lab. At age 3 he had torn both of his ACLs in his back legs. (not exactly sure how he did it.) He has been prescribed Rimadyl and Tramadol for over a year now. (Tramadol I get from a store pharmacy), but Rimadryl I buy through 1-800petmeds because it is well priced and comes fast. My baby is like day and night when he doesn't have his meds. Rimadyl helps him act like a puppy again.
Date published: 2018-10-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Title I loved the product very much. I would like to continue with it.
Date published: 2018-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Maddie is doing pretty well for a 90lb 14 yr. old. She had been on Novox for over a year. She is walking much better on Rimadyl, standing taller, and going up a few steps without bother. I have taken her off of the pain meds. Maddie is such a good girl and so smart and I am relieved that she is doing so well..
Date published: 2018-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT PRICE, GREAT SERVICE! I don't know why I didn't do this sooner. After doing the easy math, we saved a bunch by going with PetMeds. Our dog's medication was delivered within days. I'll never buy from the vet again!!! Thanks PedMeds.
Date published: 2018-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reasonable Prices The costs of this medication was 75% less
Date published: 2018-08-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy break tablet Better mobility, notice a great difference if he misses a dose. Given my dog relief from OA
Date published: 2018-08-18
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Questions

Can this medicine cause bloating

Asked by: Jacqueline
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.
Answered by: Cherley Petmeds Pro
Date published: 2019-04-16

My dog weighs a little over 5 pounds. Can I give this to him? If so, how much?

Asked by: Marcie
Dosage is 2 mg per pound of body weight once daily (or 1 mg/lb if given twice daily) so your little dog would need about 10 mg. It is always best to underdose a touch than to overdose so 1/2 of the 25 mg tablet would be too much and 1/4 tablet would be more appropriate but perhaps not as effective as it is a bit of an underdose. There are other, similar products that would give you a more accurate dosing, such as Metacam (Loxicom is generic) which comes with a dosing syringe marked for the pet's weight allowing you to give an accurate 5 pound dose. Both Rimadyl (carprofen) and Metacam (meloxicam) are NSAIDS.
Answered by: SuzyCVT
Date published: 2019-05-17

What is the dose for small dogs, mine is 10 lbs. 

Asked by: Pepina
Thank you for your question. The recommended dosage for dogs 6 weeks of age and older is 2mg/lb of dog's weight once a day or 1mg/lb of dog's weight twice a day. As the medication requires a prescription the dosage will be determined by the veterinarian.
Answered by: Crystal RPTechnician
Date published: 2019-05-17

What size for 30 lb dog

Asked by: Lani
Thank you for your question. The recommended dosage for dogs 6 weeks of age and older is 2mg/lb of dog's weight once a day or 1mg/lb of dog's weight twice a day. As the medication requires a prescription the dosage will be determined by the veterinarian.
Answered by: Crystal RPTechnician
Date published: 2019-03-04

Which one is smaller the tablets or the capsules?

Asked by: Pico
Actually, the caplets are smaller than the chewable tablets, especially when you compare the higher strengths.
Answered by: SuzyCVT
Date published: 2019-05-17

My vet prescribed Rimadyl for my Chihuahua and I have a current bottle with 5 refills left. Does that work for a prescription or do I need a new one from the vet 

Asked by: MinaOhio
Thank you for your question. We cannot use the prescription label as authorization to dispense the medication. We would need to contact your veterinarian directly for the prescription authorization.
Answered by: Crystal RPTechnician
Date published: 2019-05-17

Prescription needed?

Asked by: Janice
Thank you for your question. Yes, this medication requires a veterinarians prescription. Once an order is placed our Pharmacy contacts your veterinarian for the prescription.
Answered by: Crystal RPTechnician
Date published: 2019-05-17

Do you need a prescription for rimadyl arthritis in a 7 pound dachshund 

Asked by: Janejetson
Thank you for your question. You do not need a written prescription for the Rimadyl simply place your order and our pharmacy will reach out to your veterinarian for the approval.
Answered by: Sarah B PetMed Pro
Date published: 2019-05-17

My dog seems to be very itchy suddenly. Is itchiness a side effect or allergy to rimadyl? He has his flea/tick Med on and I bathed him, but only rimadyl makes sense. 

Asked by: Dobsmom
Thank you for your question. Though itchiness is not a listed side effect of this medication we recommend talking to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to your pet.
Answered by: Crystal RPTechnician
Date published: 2019-05-17

What are the side effects?

Asked by: Marilyn
my dog just was sleepy all day is that normal?
Answered by: imotoo39
Date published: 2018-12-12

Can humans take rimadryl

Asked by: Katy
Thank you for your question. No, humans cannot take Rimadyl.
Answered by: Crystal RPTechnician
Date published: 2018-10-18

What do the capsules look like?

Asked by: Bmalin
Thank you for your question. Rimadyl is not available as a capsule. It comes as a chewable tablet or a caplet which is a capsule shaped tablet.
Answered by: Crystal RPTechnician
Date published: 2018-06-19

 Medication seems work for my Dog . But Vet said can’t take any longer than 3 days)   She have a disc and she’s 13 years old 10.75 lbs  Maltesepoo. How long can take this medication  without risk  Please guide me will much appreciate 

Asked by: Tobi
Please follow your veterinarian's instructions.
Answered by: Cherley Petmeds Pro
Date published: 2018-06-15

What mg. Should I order for my Pug , she is 12 yrs.and weighs 20lbs

Asked by: Peter
Thank you for your question. The recommended dosage for dogs 6 weeks of age and older is 2mg/lb of dog's weight once a day or 1mg/lb of dog's weight twice a day. As the medication requires a prescription the dosage will be determined by the veterinarian.
Answered by: Crystal RPTechnician
Date published: 2019-02-16

My cocker spaniel is 15, weighs 21 lbs. Rimadyl really helped her in very small doses. Is there anything without prescription I could give her to relieve inflammatory joint pain?

Asked by: Beth1718
Thank you for your question. Rimadyl requires a prescription from your veterinarian and cannot be purchased without a prescription. We do offer Joint Supplements such as Dasuquin, Cosequin and Super Joint Enhancer, etc.
Answered by: Crystal RPTechnician
Date published: 2018-05-31

How does Rimadyl effect a dog’s liver

Asked by: Mali7
Please consult with your veterinarian before giving your dog Rimadyl. Blood work should be done prior to beginning treatment and one or two weeks into treatment to monitor liver values.
Answered by: Cherley Petmeds Pro
Date published: 2018-05-31

What if a human takes one accidentally?

Asked by: Pat Cornelison
Thank you for your question. Please contact your Physician.
Answered by: Crystal RPTechnician
Date published: 2018-05-31

What's the appropriate dosage for an 80lb Golden retriever?

Asked by: Tom3132
Didn't find the previous answer helpful? I'll do the math for you. Your 80 pound dog should get 150 mg per day. You could either give 2 of the 75mg tablets once a day, give 1 of the 75 mg tablets twice a day, give 1 & 1/2 tablets of the 100 mg once a day or give 3/4 of the 100 mg tablet twice daily.
Answered by: SuzyCVT
Date published: 2018-04-30

What mg size for my dog weighing 45 lbs for Rimadyl?

Asked by: Dino
The recommended dose of Rimadyl is 2mg/lb of dog's weight once a day or 1mg/lb of dog's weight twice a day. Your veterinarian will determine the appropriate dose for your pet.
Answered by: Lisa M
Date published: 2018-03-12

i understand the dog should have monthly blood work to avoid damage to the liver and kidneys...is this true?

Asked by: virginia
While bloodwork is often recommended during long-term use of carprofen, monthly seems a bit excessive but check with your veterinarian for his/her recommendation for your particular dog as several factors may need to be considered, such as your dog's age and other physical issues.
Answered by: SuzyCVT
Date published: 2018-06-10

My dog hurt his leg almost falling of the couch. I'm sure it's just a sprain, he's kinda prissy. I have Rimadyl from 2013. Can I give it to him? He is 8 1/2 pounds and the tablets are 100 mg.

Asked by: Monstersmom
Administering expired medication is never recommended. Consult your veterinarian for an appropriate treatment course for your pet's condition.
Answered by: Lisa M
Date published: 2018-07-01

What other medication can I give my dog besides this drug she is 13 will be 14 in May a chow. Other chow we had got seriously ill from this medication. Less the better for my Chow Chow.

Asked by: Stephenie
Other anti inflammatory drugs such as Dermaxx, Previcox, or Galliprant may be suitable alternatives. Consult your veterinarian for more information.
Answered by: Lisa M
Date published: 2018-02-15

How do I get a prescription to you?

Asked by: Dreamer
Thank you for you for your question. Once an order is placed we can contact your veterinarian for the prescription. You are also more than welcome to mail in the original prescription.
Answered by: Crystal RPTechnician
Date published: 2018-05-11

Are the caplets free of flavorings? My dog is allergic to beef so flavored medicines are unhealthy for her. Thanks.

Asked by: Rebecca C
What will happen if human consumption
Answered by: Bioajd
Date published: 2018-04-24

can i give rimadyl to my cat?

Asked by: katsal
Thank you for your question. The Rimadyl is for dogs unless otherwise directed by a licensed veterinarian.
Answered by: Crystal RPTechnician
Date published: 2017-12-11

Is there an expiration date on this medicine..how long can it be used ..6 months to one year?

Asked by: Legs
The expiration date depends on the strength and size of bottle. Please call us for more information.
Answered by: Lisa M
Date published: 2018-01-01

My dog is 112 pounds what would be the best MG for him?

Asked by: Beck
The usual dose of Rimadyl is 2mg/lb of dog's weight once a day. Your veterinarian will determine the appropriate dose for your pet's condition.
Answered by: Lisa M
Date published: 2017-10-09

Is blood work required for Rimadyl? I was told you needed to check the kidneys

Asked by: Rust
Yes
Answered by: Lilli Pharmacist
Date published: 2017-09-13

are these the same as the vet prescribed?  is it FDA approved does it come from china?

Asked by: debbie
Thank you for your question. Your vet may or may not have the same drug purchased from a difference manufacturer. Rimadyl is a prescription medication that is FDA-approved for use in dogs. Rimadyl is manufactured by Pfizer Animal Health, which operates globally and includes in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Pacific regions.
Answered by: leanniejo
Date published: 2017-08-21

How much is shipping and do you add tax?

Asked by: Susan
Thank you for your question. I did a mock check out for you. Looks like there is $0 tax for the purchase. As for shipping: 5-7 business days (standard) is free, 3-5 business days (priority) is $3.99, 2-3 business days (FedEx 2 Day) is $12.99, and 1-2 business days (FedEx Overnight) is $19.99.
Answered by: leanniejo
Date published: 2018-05-11
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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 pain associated with surgery or dental procedures, as well as to reduce fever. Rimadyl works by reducing hormones that cause pain and inflammation in the body. Rimadyl may also be used for purposes other than those listed here. Rimadyl requires a prescription from your veterinarian.

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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 does Rimadyl work?

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 thing I should know about Rimadyl?

Rimadyl is a prescription medication that is FDA-approved for use in dogs. Rimadyl is available as 25 mg, 75 mg, and 100 mg pork liver flavored chewable, scored tablets. Rimadyl is also available as 25 mg, 75 mg, and 100 mg capsule shaped scored non-chewable tablets (Caplets). The usual total daily dose in dogs is 2 mg/lb 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 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 Rimadyl 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. Do not give Rimadyl to cats.

What are the potential 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 happens if I miss giving a dose of Rimadyl?

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 my pet on Rimadyl?

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 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.

Rimadyl 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.

Rimadyl Dosage for Dogs: (6 weeks of age and older)

Dogs: (6 weeks of age and older)
WeightDosage
All weights2mg/lb of dog's weight once a day or 1mg/lb of dog's weight twice a day
Rimadyl Dosage for Cats:
Cats
Do not use!
Rimadyl Dosage for Horses:
Horses
Do not use!

Storage:

Store Rimadyl at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep this medication away from children and pets.

Rimadyl Ingredients

Rimadyl (carprofen) 25 mg caplets:
Active Ingredients (per caplet or chewable tablet)Amount
Carprofen25 mg
Rimadyl (carprofen) 75 mg caplets:
Active Ingredients (per caplet or chewable tablet)Amount
Carprofen75 mg
Rimadyl (carprofen) 100 mg caplets:
Active Ingredients (per caplet or chewable tablet)Amount
Carprofen100 mg

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 pain associated with surgery or dental procedures, as well as to reduce fever. Rimadyl works by reducing hormones that cause pain and inflammation in the body. Rimadyl may also be used for purposes other than those listed here. Rimadyl requires a prescription from your veterinarian.

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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 does Rimadyl work?

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 thing I should know about Rimadyl?

Rimadyl is a prescription medication that is FDA-approved for use in dogs. Rimadyl is available as 25 mg, 75 mg, and 100 mg pork liver flavored chewable, scored tablets. Rimadyl is also available as 25 mg, 75 mg, and 100 mg capsule shaped scored non-chewable tablets (Caplets). The usual total daily dose in dogs is 2 mg/lb 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 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 Rimadyl 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. Do not give Rimadyl to cats.

What are the potential 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 happens if I miss giving a dose of Rimadyl?

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 my pet on Rimadyl?

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 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.

Rimadyl 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.

Rimadyl Dosage for Dogs: (6 weeks of age and older)

Dogs: (6 weeks of age and older)
WeightDosage
All weights2mg/lb of dog's weight once a day or 1mg/lb of dog's weight twice a day
Rimadyl Dosage for Cats:
Cats
Do not use!
Rimadyl Dosage for Horses:
Horses
Do not use!

Storage:

Store Rimadyl at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep this medication away from children and pets.

Rimadyl Ingredients

Rimadyl (carprofen) 25 mg caplets:
Active Ingredients (per caplet or chewable tablet)Amount
Carprofen25 mg
Rimadyl (carprofen) 75 mg caplets:
Active Ingredients (per caplet or chewable tablet)Amount
Carprofen75 mg
Rimadyl (carprofen) 100 mg caplets:
Active Ingredients (per caplet or chewable tablet)Amount
Carprofen100 mg