Rimadyl tablets for dogs are primarily used to treat pain and inflammation associated with arthritis and osteoarthritis in dogs. Rimadyl can often be prescribed for dogs after surgery for short term relief from pain and inflammation.
Rimadyl contains the drug Carprofen which is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It reduces the hormones that cause pain and swelling in the body and is considered safer for long term use than other pain relief medications.
What Are The Side Effects of Rimadyl?
As an NSAID, Rimadyl is considered a much safer option for pain relief than a steroid-based drug. However, there are potential side effects. The risk of these side effects increases with long-term use.
The most common potential side effects of Rimadyl are:
- Gastrointestinal ulcers
- Liver and kidney problems (particularly with long term use).
Order Rimadyl Online with Vetscriptions
Rimadyl tablets for dogs are veterinary prescription-only medication (POM-V) and can only be purchased with a prescription from your vet. Download the Vetscriptions prescription from here and request that your vet fill it out at your visit or send it to them via email. Once you have your filled prescription form, you can upload it and order Rimadyl online with Vetscriptions, saving 40% on your prescription medication!
Legal Category: POM-V
To find details on all veterinary medicinal products currently authorised in the UK, please see the VMD's Product Information Database.
IMPORTANT LEGAL INFORMATION: this is a Veterinary Prescription Only Medicine (POM-V), which can only be prescribed by a veterinary surgeon but may be dispensed by another veterinary surgeon or pharmacist.
You can download a Vetscriptions Prescription form here.