Novox (carprofen) - Vedco is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) indicated for the relief of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis in dogs and for the control of postoperative pain associated with soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries in dogs. Novox is the generic equivalent of Rimadyl.
Novox For Dogs is given for the day-to-day pain of arthritis, joint pain, hip dysplasia and other joint deterioration. It also given to relieve short-term post-operative pain, inflammation and swelling after surgery.
Carprofen reduces inflammation by inhibition of COX-2 and other sources of inflammatory prostaglandins. It does not interfere with COX-1 activity.
Dosage and Administration:Use the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration consistent with individual response. The recommended dosage for oral administration to dogs is 2 mg/lb (4.4 mg/kg) of body weight daily. The total daily dose may be administered as 2 mg/lb of body weight once daily or divided and administered as 1 mg/lb (2.2 mg/kg) twice daily. For the control of postoperative pain, administer approximately 2 hours before the procedure. Caplets are scored and dosage should be calculated in half-caplet increments.
Novox should not be used in dogs exhibiting previous hypersensitivity to carprofen
As with other NSAID drugs, adverse reactions may include decreased appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, dark or tarry stools, increased water consumption, increased urination, pale gums due to anemia, yellowing of gums, skin or white of the eye due to jaundice, lethargy, incoordination, seizure, or behavioral changes.
Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian
Keep out of reach of children. Not for human use.
For use in dogs only. Do not use in cats.
Storage: Store at controlled room temperature 59° - 86° F
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Rx Medication Sold Only To Licensed Veterinarians & Pharmacies. Current License Must Be On File Prior To Shipping.