Carprofen COMPOUND


Carprofen Compound is used to relieve pains and inflammation associated with arthritis, joint pains, and soft tissue pain from orthopedic surgeries in dogs.

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Carprofen Compound Basics

Carprofen Compound requires a prescription from your veterinarian. It is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) similar to aspirin and ibuprofen, and it is the generic equivalent of the pet medication, Rimadyl. This medication helps to treat limping or lameness, decreased activity or exercise, stiffness, decreased movement of joints, and pain following surgery. Like other NSAIDs, it works by inhibiting the formation of prostaglandins. Prostaglandins are chemicals in the body that promote inflammation, pain, and fever. Carprofen is available as a capsule and as an oral suspension.

Our pharmacists specially formulate all PetMart Pharmacy compounds to meet the needs of your pet. Please contact us if you need another form, strength, or flavor of this compound. All compounds are shipped within 1 day of preparation according to their specific temperature requirements.

Carprofen Compound Directions

Most importantly, use this medication as directed by your veterinarian, and follow the instructions printed on the prescription label. Complete the entire prescription to ensure a full recovery unless instructed otherwise by your veterinarian. Duration of administration depends on the condition being treated, response to the medication and development of any adverse effects. Shake oral suspensions well before use. In addition, be sure to give this medication with food to prevent upset stomach. Finally, store at room temperature, protected from light and moisture.

Carprofen Compound Warnings

Keep out of the reach of children and pets. Do not use in cats. Do not use this medication in animals that are allergic to carprofen, aspirin, or other NSAIDs. Use with caution if your pet is pregnant or lactating. This medication can cause stomach ulcers. Notify your veterinarian before use if your dog suffers from liver disease, kidney disease, or a bleeding disorder. Liver values should be monitored periodically while administering this drug. In the case of a missed dose, give it as soon as you remember or wait until it is time to give the next dose. Do not give a double dose of this medication. If you notice any behavioral or physiological changes in your pet while giving carprofen, contact your veterinarian immediately.

If you have any additional questions regarding this product, please contact us at (877)220-6337. A member of our pharmacy staff will be happy to assist you!

Additional information


Capsule, Oral Suspension

Prescription Strength

10mg/1mL 60mL Bottle, 10mg, 25mg/1mL 15mL Bottle, 25mg/1mL 30mL Bottle, 25mg/1mL 60mL Bottle