Novox Brand (Carprofen)
Novox Brand (Carprofen)
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Works to relieve arthritis pain
Usually leads to improvement within few days

Novox Brand (Carprofen)

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Safe and effective
Works to relieve arthritis pain
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Novox is the generic of Rimady a prescription COX-2, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID). Carprofen relieves arthritis, joint and post-operative pain, and fever. Novox is for dogs and pups 6 weeks and older.

Novox, a prescription medication, is available in 25mg, 75mg and 100mg scored caplets. The recommended oral dosage for dogs is 1 mg/lbs (2.2 mg/kg) twice daily or 2 mg/lbs (4.4 mg/kg) once daily. The standard injectable dose for initial surgical pain is 1.8 mg/lbs (4 mg/kg) intravenously then 1 mg/lbs (2.2 mg/kg) orally, intravenously, subcutaneously or intramuscularly twice a day, if required. The duration of the therapy is based on the clinical condition of the pet.

Most commonly observed side effects include vomiting, diarrhea, increased thirst, drowsiness, tarry or dark stools, behavioral changes, stomach upset, ulcers and loss of appetite. In rare instances, side effects like seizure and blood cell suppression are observed. The serious side effects associated with novox include liver injury, urinary tract problems and stomach ulcers. There are possibilities of allergic reactions as well, such as hives, rash and facial swelling.

  • Vedco Brand
  • Arthritis & Pain Pharmacy
  • Vedco Manufacturer
  • Senior Life Stage
  • Oral Application
  • Dog Pet Type

What Does Novox Do for Dogs?
Answer

Novox for dogs is an FDA-approved non-steroidal prescription medication. It belongs to a class of anti-inflammatory drugs that helps dogs with arthritis, post-operative pain, joint pain, and fever. The typical Novox dosage for dogs is 4 mg/kg for surgical pain, followed by a 2.2 mg/kg dosage twice a day if necessary. The Novox dose for dogs will vary according to their body weight, as well as the type of treatment they are going through. As it is a prescription drug, your vet will guide you through the required dosage. Any deviation from the set dose, and your dog could show adverse reactions to the drug.

Is Novox the Same as Rimadyl?
Answer

Yes, Novox and Rimadyl are the same types of drugs that tackle the same problems. They are both treatment options for post-operative pain, arthritis, fever, and joint pain. However, of the two, Novox is the less expensive one. Apart from this, there is not much difference between these two drugs. Both Novox and Rimadyl are used to treat the same problems in dogs. They are both non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and also have the same type of effects and side effects in dogs. Even the dosage amounts for both these drugs are similar to one another. With all these similarities, it is easy to conclude that Novox is the same as Rimadyl.

How Long Does Novox Take To Work?
Answer

Novox takes a maximum of three hours to start working. In most cases, you should start seeing the effects of the drug within the first hour of administering it. Normally, such anti-inflammatory drugs take one or two hours to start their work. Novox is no different from this. It too follows a similar pattern while working its magic. An overall improvement can be noticed two weeks after you start giving your dog daily doses of Novax. Signs of improvement might take up to four weeks at times, depending on the situation.

Is Novox a Steroid?
Answer

No, Novox is not a steroid. It is an NSAID, which means a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It is used in dogs to give them relief from post-surgery pain, joint pain, and arthritis. It is a Carprofen that helps your dog relax after it undergoes surgery.

How Long Does Novox Stay In a Dogs System?
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Novox can stay for eight hours in a dogโ€™s system after a single 1-35 mg/kg dose. A 100 mg dose can make the Novox last for up to 12 hours inside the dog. The medicine itself will show effect within one to three hours of administering it.

Can My Dog Overdose on Novox?
Answer

Yes, your dog can overdose on Novox. There are many known Novox side effects for Dogs. Some of them are widely seen, while some are not so much. It all depends on the dosage amount. Common side effects include loss of appetite, diarrhea accompanied by vomiting, and problems in the digestive tract, kidneys, and liver. Besides, Novox can also cause an allergic reaction which in turn could lead to facial swelling. These side effects can take a serious turn at any point, and might even lead to death. So you must discontinue the medication and consult a vet the moment these side effects appear. You should also get in touch with your vet if your dog is taking other medications or supplements along with the Novox. The side effects can also occur due to the interaction between the two different types of drugs. Other NSAIDs or antidiabetic medications can interfere with the effects of the Novox and lead to danger.

Can Novox be used without side effects in puppies?
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No, When it comes to puppies, there are additional considerations to take into account. Puppies have developing organs and immune systems, and their bodies may not be able to tolerate certain medications in the same way that adult dogs can. Additionally, puppies are at a higher risk of accidental overdose or toxicity due to their smaller size and weight.

Can Novox be used in nursing dogs?
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No, itโ€™s not advised. Novox is an NSAID that can interfere with the production of prostaglandins, which are important for various physiological processes, including maintaining blood flow to the kidneys and promoting the formation of mucus that protects the stomach lining. In nursing dogs, the use of Novox can potentially reduce milk production and quality, and may also cause gastrointestinal upset and other adverse effects in both the nursing dog and her puppies.

Can Novox be used in dogs with liver or kidney abscesses?
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Yes, it can. However, the use of Novox in dogs with liver or kidney abscesses should be approached with caution and only under the guidance of a veterinarian. Novox is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that can have potential side effects, particularly in dogs with pre-existing liver or kidney disease.

Can Novox be used in diabetic dogs?
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Novox should only be used in diabetic dogs with a veterinarian's supervision and with extreme caution. Novox is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicine (NSAID) that may have an impact on blood glucose levels, which may be a worry for diabetic dogs.

Can Novox be used in dogs with a seizure history?
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Yes, but it should only be administered with a veterinarian's supervision. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) Novox has the potential to influence the central nervous system and may interact with drugs used to treat seizures, such as anticonvulsants. A veterinarian should be consulted before administering Novox to an epileptic dog to ascertain whether the benefits may exceed the hazards.

Can Novox be used in dogs with a history of gastrointestinal issues?
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Yes but Novox should be used with caution and only under the supervision of a veterinarian in dogs that have a history of gastrointestinal difficulties. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicine (NSAID) Novox may have gastrointestinal adverse effects, such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract.

Can Novox be used to treat chronic pain in dogs?
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Yes, Novox can be used to treat chronic pain in dogs, such as osteoarthritis, hip dysplasia, and other degenerative joint diseases. Novox is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that works by reducing inflammation and pain in the body.

Can Novox be used to treat cancer-related pain in dogs?
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Novox is primarily used to manage pain associated with musculoskeletal disorders, such as osteoarthritis, hip dysplasia, and other degenerative joint diseases. Although it can help manage pain, it is not typically used to treat cancer-related pain in dogs.

What is the shelf life of Novox?
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The formulation and storage circumstances can have an impact on Novox's (carprofen) shelf life. When kept at room temperature (20ยฐC to 25ยฐC or 68ยฐF to 77ยฐF) in their original, tightly closed container, Novox pills, and caplets typically have a shelf life of 3 years from the date of manufacture.

Can Novox be used for long-term treatment?
Answer

Yes, Novox (carprofen) can be used for long-term treatment of chronic pain associated with conditions such as osteoarthritis, hip dysplasia, and other degenerative joint diseases in dogs.

How does Novox compare to other pain medications in terms of safety?
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When used properly, they are usually regarded as safe, but prolonged or high dosage use might result in gastrointestinal distress, liver or kidney damage, and other negative effects. Novox may have a lesser risk of these adverse effects than opioids, which can lead to drowsiness, respiratory depression, and addiction. Novox may also have a decreased risk of these adverse effects in comparison to corticosteroids, which can lead to weight gain, increased thirst and urination, and other metabolic abnormalities.

Can Novox be used in dogs with immunodeficiency disorders?
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Dogs with immunodeficiency disorders may have a weakened immune system, which can make them more susceptible to infections and other health problems. NSAIDs like Novox can also affect the immune system and increase the risk of certain side effects, such as gastrointestinal upset, liver or kidney dysfunction, and other adverse reactions. Therefore, it is recommended to use Novox with caution in dogs with immunodeficiency disorders and only under the guidance and supervision of a veterinarian.

Can Novox be used in dogs with viral infections?
Answer

Yes, but only in specific circumstances. However, there are a few safety measures that need to be followed while giving Novox to dogs who have viral illnesses. NSAIDs like Novox can suppress the immune system and raise the possibility of unpleasant side effects like stomach discomfort, liver or kidney damage, and other negative reactions. Additionally, immune systems that are already compromised in dogs with viral infections can make them more vulnerable to infections and other health issues. Novox should thus only be administered to dogs with viral infections with the advice and supervision of a veterinarian.

Carprofen

Signs of Carprofen intolerance may include appetite loss, vomiting, and diarrhea, possibly indicating side effects involving the digestive tract, liver, or kidneys. Some side effects of Carprofen may occur without warning, and in rare cases, result in hospitalization or death. If symptoms occur, discontinue Carprofen and consult your veterinarian.

Consult your veterinarian before adding other medications, including vitamins and supplements, other NSAIDs (e.g., aspirin, etodolac (EtoGesic), deracoxib (Deramaxx), firocoxib (Previcox), tepoxalin (Zubrin), and meloxicam (Metacam); steroids (e.g., prednisone, dexamethasone, Medrol, triamcinolone), methotrexate, furosemide (Lasix) , digoxin, phenobarbital, oral anticoagulants (heparin, warfarin), enalapril, phenylpropanolamine, sulfa drugs, and some oral antidiabetic drugs, since interactions may occur.

Novox, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), is indicated for the treatment of arthritis in dogs. The medication provides effective relief from pain and inflammation caused by canine arthritis, orthopedic and soft tissue surgery. The active ingredient in the medication, carporfen, comes with anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.ย 

Do not administer the medication to cats. In addition, the drug is not suitable for animals with bleeding problems like stomach ulcers and Von Willebrandโ€™s disease. Avoid using the medicine in dogs with hypersensitivity, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), kidney, heart or liver disease or those that are dehydrated. The medication is not advised for dogs that are dehydrated. Use with extreme caution when used with other NSAIDs like aspirin and etodolac, or corticosteroids like prednisone. Make sure to inform the pharmacist or veterinarian about the medication the pet is taking. Examine the dog before beginning the treatment. Also, monitor the kidney and liver function during the treatment.

Ask your veterinarian or consult with one of our pet care specialists at 1-800-844-1427.

This information is for informational purposes only and is not meant as a substitute for the professional advice of, or diagnosis or treatment by, your veterinarian. Always seek the advice of your veterinarian or other qualified professionals with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard or delay seeking professional advice due to what you may have read on our website. Our medications are FDA approved and/or EPA regulated when and as required by law.

Administer Carprofen once or twice daily, depending on prescription, based on weight of dog. If you miss a dose, continue on regular schedule. Do not double next dose.

Pet Weight Dosage
Dogs/Puppies(6 weeks of age or older) All Weights 2mg/lb of dogโ€™s weight once a day or 1mg/lb of dogโ€™s weight twice a day

Store Carprofen at room temperature.

Novox Brand (Carprofen) is manufactured by Vedco
Option UPC/SKU
100mg per caplet 350989742843

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Great product for BOTH senior dogs.

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A God send
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My Rottweiler, Lady, was suffering from arthritis. Got this and sheโ€™s like a puppy now! Love it!

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Great
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Awesome medicine

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AWWSOME generic for the brand!!
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My dog actually LIKES these! He NEVER likes any chewable she refused to eat the brand! These are half price and he will eat them! Excellent customer service super fast shipping! Only place I order my pet meds!!

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Great source of anti inflammatory pet meds
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So simple to order the meds, PetcareRx contacts the vet for Prescription and the Post Man delivers it!!! AND it helps my three dogs ( two who are 12 and 15) and the third 8 year old with lower back issues move, rest and move with less effort .

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Helpful
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My 12 year old cocker spaniel had 2 ACL surgeries in the past and now her arthritis is causing her to slow down.

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Works best
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Great for my 12 yr old

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My dog can walk!
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My poor lilโ€™ fella has arthritis pretty bad, but with Novox, he can walk!

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Works best
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Our boy is a Shepard/Golden retriever he is 11 yrs old and has a bad knee and hip we give this once a day and he is able to stay active for the most part all things considered this works well

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This product works very well for my dog

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Quick and Effective
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PetCareRX is always quick and efficient with Katie's medicine deliveries. Their customer service personnel are kind and helpful as well. The Novox brand pain reliever is effective for our older beagle's leg pain.

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Seems to help Dillons movements

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Excellent
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Our dog is 13 year old, large dog & unbelievable how much better she felt & moving around. NO side affects,

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NOVOX
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Efficient and accurate delivery
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I have a 15 year old Border Collie.Husky mix with arthritis. I suppose I see a difference from when he takes it to when he occasionally misses it but it's not dramatic. Just doing my best to keep him productive which fuels his happiness. My sweet pup.

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Good pills!
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I love how these pills come in chewable! They arrive quickly as well. Can't ask for anything better.

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Prompt, effortless, and economical
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For the first time I purchased a prescription for my dog online. My experience was seamless and I ended up saving a fair amount of money.

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Seems to work well
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I got this for my 80lb Rottweiler who has knee pain, and this appears to work well for him. He moves around a lot more after taking his medicine. His medicine is always delivered on time and comes quickly when I need it. I haven't had any problems with PetCareRX since I've been using it.

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Leo LOVES autoship!
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Leo is on Carprofen 2x a day, for the rest of his life because of some knee arthritis and pain. When used continuously he does not show any signs of pain or stiffness. We hide it in his food and he does not notice.

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Jo
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Have been using this for years for arthritis due to leg injury with wonderful results

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Because I ordered from you, I was able to afford the cost of her meds. Thank you.
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My dog is doing much better.

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Same Benefits of Name Brand
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Less expensive than Rimadyl yet does the same thing. How could you go wrong?

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helps with pain
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good product

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Same Results Lower Price
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Same medication for much less than regular pharmacy or vet.

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Very Pleased
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PetCareRx is saving us money on this prescription. It is the same quality product as that we were getting from our local vet office at a higher price. Thank you PetCareRx.

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Thanks you for the fast service, my dog didnt miss a dose because of the fast shipping.Seems to be a good produce

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Carprophen purchase
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Called to order Carprophen for my dog. I was extremely happy with the efficiency and convenience in the entire process. Prices are so much better than my vet you would be crazy to not use Pet care RX!

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Great Stuff
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Works well and the Dog eats them up!

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Works as expected. Great value!
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This is the generic version of Carprofen and this Novox is the best.

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Does the Job
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My 8 year old dog was prescribed this by our vet to address some pain in her back. She has been taking this for about a year now, and is like a completely different dog. She is able to keep up with puppy, and go the distance on walks. I present it in a hickory pill pocket and she's happy to take it.

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