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Dolocarp 50 (Carprofen 50mg) 6 Tablets/Pack


Dolocarp 50 (Carprofen 50mg) 6 Tablets/Pack

Dolocarp 50 (Carprofen 50mg)


Product Name
Dolocarp 50 (Carprofen 50mg) 6 Tablets/Pack
Replaced by Cartail brand
Active Ingredient
Carprofen
Manufacturer
Merial/Sanofi
Product Type
Anti-inflammatory (NSAID)
Product expiry date we are currently shipping
Discontinued, no stock

Dolocarp tablets 50mg contain carprofen, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat dogs to help manage the pain and inflammation caused by osteoarthritis.

This product has been discontinued, but we do have alternatives below.

Dolocarp general information

What is Dolocarp used for?

Dolocarp tablets 50mg are a medication used for dogs to treat and manage the pain and inflammation that can be caused by osteoarthritis.  Many dogs suffer from osteoarthritis, particularly as they age.  Osteoarthritis is caused by wear and tear of the joints and can cause pain, swelling and stiffness, particularly in the legs, hips and backbone, which can restrict your dog’s activity and cause lameness.  Dolocarp 50 can help relieve symptoms of osteoarthritis and improve your dog’s mobility.  Dolocarp 50 is also used to reduce pain following orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery in dogs.  Dolocarp tablets 50mg are intended for use for dogs only and should not be given to cats or other pets.

How does Dolocarp work?

Dolocarp tablets 50mg contain carprofen a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) belonging to the propionic acid class that has anti-inflammatory, analgesic (pain relief) and antipyretic (reduces fever) properties.  NSAIDs inhibit the cyclooxygenase (COX) enzyme responsible for the production of chemicals called prostaglandins, which are mediators of a variety of cellular processes as well as inflammation.  There are two COX enzymes, COX1 which is needed for normal cell functions and COX-2 which is involved in the inflammatory process.  Carprofen in Dolocarp 50 acts specifically on the inhibition of COX-2 resulting in anti-inflammatory activity which relieves the pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints caused by osteoarthritis.

What does Dolocarp contain?

Dolocarp 50 contains the active ingredient carprofen (50mg), a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat osteoarthritis in dogs.

Treating osteoarthritis with Dolocarp

Dolocarp tablets 50mg contain carprofen a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat dogs to help manage the pain and inflammation caused by osteoarthritis.  Many dogs suffer from osteoarthritis, particularly as they age.  Osteoarthritis is caused by wear and tear of the joints and can cause pain, swelling and stiffness, particularly in the legs, hips and backbone, which can restrict your dog’s activity and cause lameness.  Carprofen in Dolocarp tablets 50mg specifically inhibits the COX-2 enzyme responsible for the production of chemicals called prostaglandins, which are mediators of inflammation.  The anti-inflammatory activity of Dolocarp tablets 50mg relieves the pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints caused by osteoarthritis. 

What are the side effects of Dolocarp?

The most commonly reported side effects when using Dolocarp for dogs include: gastrointestinal problems; vomiting, diarrhoea and loss of appetite, lethargy and behavioural changes.

When should Dolocarp not be used?

You should give Dolocarp to your dog if your dog:

  • has a sensitivity reaction to carprofen or any other NSAID or any ingredients in Dolocarp
  • is younger than 6 months
  • is pregnant or lactating
  • has a heart condition, liver or kidney disease or bleeding disorders 
  • has been given other NSAID medication, corticosteroids, some heart drugs (ACE inhibitors) and some drugs for seizure control

How should Dolocarp be given to your dog?

You should give your dog Dolocarp tablets 50mg by mouth, with or without food and according to your vet’s instructions.  The recommended dose is 2mg/lb or 4.4mg/kg of body weight daily, which can be given as a single dose once daily or divided and into two doses given as 1mg/lb or 2.2mg/kg twice daily.  Dolocarp 50 will help relieve symptoms of osteoarthritis in your dog and you should see signs of improvement within a few days, Dolocarp tablets 50mg will not cure your dog’s osteoarthritis, so you should continue to give them to your dog for as long as recommended by your vet.

How long should you give Dolocarp to your dog?

Dolocarp 50 will help relieve symptoms of osteoarthritis in your dog and you should see signs of improvement within a few days, Dolocarp tablets 50mg will not cure your dog’s osteoarthritis, so you should continue to give them to your dog for as long as recommended by your vet.

Missed dose of Dolocarp

If you miss a dose of Dolocarp give it as soon as you remember, unless it is time to give the next dose, then skip the missed dose.  Do not give your dog a double dose.

How should Dolocarp be stored?

You should store your Dolocarp below 25°C in a cool dry place and protect from light. 

 

 

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