Carprieve 100 Mg Tablets For Dogs

Revised: June 2014

AN: 00391/2013



Carprieve 100mg Tablets for Dogs


Each tablet contains:

Active Ingredients:

Carprofen 100 mg


Tartrazine (E102) 1.2 mg

For the full list of excipients, see section 6.1



A yellow circular tablet of 8 mm diameter, 100 embossed on one side and a single breakline on the other side.

The tablets can be divided into halves.


4.1 Target Species


4.2 Indications for use, specifying the target species

In the dog:

Reduction of inflammation and pain caused by musculoskeletal disorders and degenerative joint disease. As a follow up to parenteral analgesia in the management of post operative pain.

4.3 Contraindications

Do not use in cats.

Do not use in pregnant or lactating bitches.

Do not use in puppies less than 4 months of age.

Do not use in animals with known hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients.”

Do not use in dogs suffering from cardiac, hepatic or renal disease, where there is a possibility of gastrointestinal ulceration or bleeding, or where there is evidence of a blood dyscrasia.

4.4 Special warnings for each target species

Refer to Sections 4.3 and 4.5.

4.5 Special precautions for use

Special precautions for use in animals

Use in aged dogs may involve additional risk.

If such a use cannot be avoided, such dogs may require a reduced dosage and careful clinical management.

NSAIDs can cause inhibition of phagocytosis and hence in the treatment of inflammatory conditions associated with bacterial infection, appropriate concurrent antimicrobial therapy should be instigated.

Avoid use in any dehydrated, hypoproteinemic, hypovolaemic or hypotensive dog, as there is a potential risk of increased renal toxicity.

Refer to section 4.8

Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the veterinary medicinal product to animals

In the event of accidental ingestion of the tablets, seek medical advice and show the doctor the package leaflet.

Wash hands after handling the product.

4.6 Adverse reactions (frequency and seriousness)

Typical undesirable effects associated with NSAIDs such as vomiting, soft faeces/diarrhoea, faecal occult blood, loss of appetite and lethargy have been reported. These adverse reactions occur generally within the first treatment week and are in most cases transient and disappear following termination of the treatment but in very rare cases may be serious or fatal.

If adverse reactions occur, use of the product should be stopped and the advice of a veterinarian should be sought.

As with other NSAIDs there is a risk of rare renal or idiosyncratic hepatic adverse events.

4.7 Use during pregnancy, lactation or lay

Studies in laboratory species (rat and rabbit) have shown evidence of foetotoxic effects of carprofen at doses close to the therapeutic dose. The safety of the veterinary medicinal product has not been established during pregnancy and lactation. Do not use in pregnant or lactating bitches.

4.8 Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction

Do not administer other NSAIDs and glucocorticoids concurrently or within 24 hours of each other. Some NSAIDs may be highly bound to plasma proteins and compete with other highly bound drugs, which can lead to toxic effects.

Concurrent administration of potential nephrotoxic drugs should be avoided.

4.9 Amounts to be administered and administration route

For oral administration.

4 mg carprofen per kg bodyweight per day.

An initial dose of 4 mg carprofen per kg bodyweight per day given as a single dose or in two equally divided doses. The daily dose may be reduced, subject to clinical response.

Duration of treatment will be dependent upon the response seen. Long-term treatment should be under regular veterinary supervision.

Do not exceed the stated dose.

To extend analgesic and anti-inflammatory cover post-operatively parenteral pre-operative treatment with an injectable Carprofen product may be followed with Carprofen Tablets at 4 mg/kg/day for up to 5 days.

Return any halved tablets to the original pack and use at the next administration.

Any halved tablets remaining after the last administration of the product must be discarded

4.10 Overdose (symptoms, emergency procedures, antidotes), if necessary

Do not exceed the stated dose. There is no specific antidote for carprofen overdosage but general supportive therapy, as applied to clinical overdosage with NSAIDs should be applied.

4.11 Withdrawal Period(s)

Not applicable


Pharmacotherapeutic group: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug

ATC Vet Code : QM01AE91

5.1 Pharmacodynamic properties

Carprofen, ()-6-chloro--methylcarbazole-2-acetic acid, is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is a derivative of phenylpropionic acid and a member of the arylpropionic acid class of NSAIDs. As a representative of the 2-arylpropionic family, it contains a chiral center at C2of the propionic moiety and therefore, exists in 2 sterioisomeric forms, the (+)-S and (-)-R enantiomers.

Carprofen possess anti-inflammatory, anaglesic and anti-pyretic activity. Carprofen like most other NSAIDs is an inhibitor of the enzyme cyclo-oxygenase of the arachidonic acid cascade. However the inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis by carprofen is slight in relation to its anti-inflammatory and analgesic potency. The precise mode of action of carprofen is not clear.

5.2 Pharmacokinetic properties

Absorption is rapid with >90% absorption after oral administration. The volume of distribution is small and carprofen is highly bound to plasma proteins. Biotransformation of carprofen occurs in the liver to form the ester glucuronide and two 1-O-acyl-β-D-glucuronide diastereoisomers. These are secreted in the biliary tract and excreted in the faeces. The Cmaxis 28.51 µg/ml and the AUC is 237.33 µg/ml.hour.


6.1 List of excipients

Tartrazine (E102)

Microcrystalline cellulose

Lactose monohydrate

Croscarmellose sodium

Povidone K 30

Sodium laurilsulphate

Magnesium stearate

6.2 Incompatibilities

Not applicable.

6.3 Shelf-life

Shelf life of the veterinary medicinal product as packaged for sale: 2 years

6.4 Special precautions for storage

Do not store above 25ºC.

Store in a dry place.

Protect from light.

6.5 Nature and composition of immediate packaging

Carprieve 100mg Tablets are supplied in either:

Polypropylene Snap Secure Tubs containing 14, 30 or 100 tablets, sealed with a white low density Polyethylene Snap Secure Cap, or

Aluminium-Aluminium blister strips of 10 tablets in cartons containing 10, 20, 30, 50, 60, 70, 100, 140, 180, 200, 250, 280, 300, 500 or 1000 tablets.

6.6 Special precautions for the disposal of unused veterinary medicinal products or waste materials

Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from such veterinary medicinal products should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.


Norbrook Laboratories Limited

Station Works

Camlough Road


Co. Down, BT35 6JP

Northern Ireland


Vm 02000/4283


21 July 2009


June 2014

Approved: 17/06/2014

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