Novox Brand
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Works to relieve arthritis pain
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Novox Brand

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At a Glance
Safe and effective
Works to relieve arthritis pain
Usually leads to improvement within few days

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
  • Care Wellness Philosophy
  • Arthritis (Osteoarthritis) Arthritis & Joint Health
  • Ivermectin Sensitivity Allergies
  • Prescription Pharmacy Type
  • Senior Life Stage
  • X-Small Breed Pet Size
  • Small Breed Pet Size
  • Medium Breed Pet Size
  • Large Breed Pet Size
  • Oral Application
  • Dog Pet Type

What Does Novox Do for Dogs?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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.


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.

Option UPC/SKU
100mg per caplet 350989742843

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