Novox Carprofen - Generic to Rimadyl - Prednisolone
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Novox Carprofen - Generic to Rimadyl
Reduces Pain and Inflammation associated with Arthritis? checkmark checkmark
Reduces Fever? checkmark X mark
Reduces Joint Stiffness? checkmark X mark
Controls Symptoms of Osteoarthritis checkmark X mark
Additional Benefits Also relieves pain and inflammation from hip dysplasia Remedies swelling and itchy skin caused by allergies
What Makes it Different? Generic equivalent to Rimadyl, comes in chewable tablet or caplet form Only comes in a 5mg tablet
Recommended For? Dogs (Over 6 weeks of age) Dogs & Cats
Product Type Chewable Tablet Tablet
Usage Novox Carprofen - Generic to Rimadyl Usage Prednisolone Usage
RX Required checkmark checkmark
How Long does it Take to Work? Within Hours of Dose -
Ingredients Carprofen Prednisolone
Does it have long-term side effects? Laboratory studies in anesthetized dogs and clinical field studies have demonstrated that carprofen is well tolerated in dogs after oral administration. Cushing's Syndrome in dogs has been reported in association of prolonged or repeated steroid therapy
Cautions Contact the veterinarian if the pet has bloody, black or tarry stools, blood in vomit, or swelling or rapid weight gain due to fluid retention. Do not use on cats. Without first talking to your veterinarian, dp not give your pet any over-the-counter or other prescription medications while giving prednisone. There are possible side effects, including insomnia, nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, and fatigue.
What are Customers saying Pros My poor old Lady and I share problems getting up and down ... the Novox has really helped her. Wish I could take some! (Just kidding, of course.) It really has made a difference in her mobility - and her disposition. Thanks! ... a small price to pay for the rest of her skin to be doing so good.
What are Customers saying Cons ...will not take Novox...I don't know if it has a bitter taste..."...may cause kidney failure. started to have a negative effect on kitty.
Vet Recommendations Currently under review Prednisolone is a drug I will usually only reach for joint pain and/or stiffness if other prescribed nonsteroidal anti inflammatory have failed to work.   While cortisone like drugs such as prednisolone can work to reduce inflammation and pain quite quickly, I do worry about the weakening effect on the ligaments and bone when used long term.  I will usually use prednisolone over prednisone in geriatric pets or pets with preexisting liver disease.  When used long term, it is important to monitor blood work to check for organ toxicity.  The biggest side effects seen are usually increased thirst/urination/appetite, and occasionally diarrhea and vomiting.  It is also important to monitor for blood loss as well.   I give this product an overall ranking of 3.5 out of 5.
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