Carprieve 20 Mg Flavoured Tablets For Dogs

Revised: May 2016

AN: 00445/2015


1. Name of the veterinary medicinal product

Carprieve 20 mg Flavoured Tablets for Dogs (UK, AT, BG, CY, CZ, EE, IE, LV, LT, RO, SK, SL)

Norocarp 20mg Flavoured Tablets for Dogs (BE, EL, HU, IT, LU, NL. PT, ES)

Norodyl Flavour 20mg Tablets for Dogs (DK)

Carprieve 20 mg Chewable Tablets for Dogs (FI)

Carprieve F 20mg Tablets for Dogs (FR)

Carprieve 20mg Flavoured Tablets for Dogs (DE)

Scanodyl 20mg Flavoured Tablets for Dogs (PL)

Norocarp vet 20 mg Chewable Tablets for Dogs (SE)

2. Qualitative and quantitative composition

Each tablet contains:

Active Substance:

Carprofen 20mg


For the full list of excipients see section 6.1

3. Pharmaceutical form


Light brown, round, flat, bevel edged tablet

The tablets can be divided into equal parts.

4. Clinical Particulars

4.1 Target species:


4.2 Indications for use, specifying the target species:

For analgesia and reduction of chronic inflammation, for example in degenerative joint disease in the dog.

The tablets also can be used in the management of post operative pain.


Do not exceed the stated dose.

Do not use in cats.

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 blood dyscrasia or hypersensitivity to the product.

Do not use in puppies less than 4 months.

Do not use in case of hypersensitivity to active substance or to any of the excipients.

Refer to section 4.7 and 4.8

4.4 Special Warnings for each target species:

See 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.

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

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.

The chewable tablets are flavoured. In order to avoid any accidental ingestion, store tablets out of reach of the animals.

Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the veterinary

medicinal product to animals:

In caseof accidental ingestion seek medical advice and show the package leaflet or the label to the physician. Wash hands after handling 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 generally occur 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.

As with other NSAIDs there is a risk of rare renal or idosyncratic 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. For breeding animals, do not use during reproduction period.

Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction:

Carprofen is highly bound to plasma proteins and compete with other highly bound drugs, which can increase their respective toxic effects. Do not use this veterinary medicinal product concurrently with or within 24 hours of other NSAIDs or concurrently with glucocorticoids.

Concurrent administration of potentially nephrotoxic drugs should be avoided. Refer also to section 4.5.

Do not administer concurrently with anticoagulants.

Amounts to be administered and administration route:

For oral administration. The tablets are palatable and willingly consumed by most dogs when offered.

2 to 4 mg carprofen per kg bodyweight per day.

An initial dose of 4 mg carprofen per kg bodyweight per day given as a single daily dose or in two equally divided doses may, subject to clinical response, be reduced after 7 days to 2 mg carprofen/kg bodyweight/day given as a single dose.

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

To extend analgesic and anti-inflammatory cover post-operatively, parenteral preoperative treatment may be followed with Carprofen tablets at 4mg/kg/day for up to 5 days.

Do not exceed the stated dose.

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

No signs of toxicity were observed when dogs were administered the product at levels up to 6 mg/kg twice daily for 8 days (3 times the maximum recommended dose rate of 4 mg/kg/day) and 6 mg/kg once daily for a further 7 days (1.5 times the maximum recommended dose rate of 4 mg/kg/day).

There is no specific antidote for carprofen overdosage but general supportive therapy, as applied to clinical overdosage with NSAIDs, should be applied.

Severe adverse reactions may occur if large quantities are ingested. If you suspect that your dog has consumed tablets above the labelled dose, contact your veterinarian.

4.11 Withdrawal period:

Not applicable

5. pharmacological properties

Pharmacotherapeutic group:Antiinflammatory and antirheumatic products, non-steroids, proprionic acid derivatives, carprofen.

ATC Vet Code: QM01AE91

5.1 Pharmacodynamic properties:

Carprofen is a member of the 2 –arylpropionic acid group of non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and possesses anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antipyretic 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. At therapeutic doses in the dog inhibition of the products of cyclo-oxygenase (prostaglandins and thromboxanes) or lipoxygenase (leukotrienes) has been absent or slight. The precise mode of action of carprofen is not clear.

5.2 Pharmacokinetic Particulars

After a single oral administration of 4 mg of carprofen per kg of bodyweight in dogs, the time to obtain a maximum plasmatic concentration of 31 g/ml is 2.5 hours. The oral bioavailability is more than 90% of the total dose. Carprofen is more than 98% bound to plasma proteins and its volume of distribution is low. Carprofen is excreted in the bile with 70% of an intra-venous dose of carprofen being eliminated in the faeces, mainly as the glucuronide conjugate. Carprofen undergoes an enantioselective enterohepatic cycle in dogs, with only the S(+) enantiomer being significantly recycled. The plasmatic clearance of the S(+) carprofen is about twice that of the R(-) carprofen. The biliary clearance of S(+) carprofen seems to be subject to stereoselectively too as it is about three times higher than that of R(-) carprofen.

Carprofen is mainly excreted in the bile with 70% of an intra-venous dose of carprofen being eliminated in the faeces, mainly as the glucuronide conjugate, and 8-15% via urine.

6. Pharmaceutical particulars

6.1 List of excipients:

Lactose Monohydrate

Sodium Laurilsulfate

Spray dried Pig liver powder EHT


Yeast extract (dried)

Ground Wheatgerm

Starch Pregelatinised

Povidone K30

Microcrystalline Cellulose

Guar Gum

Magnesium Stearate

6.2 Incompatibilities:

Not applicable

6.3 Shelf life:

Shelf life of the veterinary medicinal product as packaged for sale: 18 months.

Shelf-life after first opening the immediate packaging: 24 hours.

Any divided tablet portions remaining after 24 hours should be discarded.

6.4 Special precautions for storage:

Store in a dry place.

Protect from light.

Do not store above 25ºC

Divided tablets should be stored in the blister pack.

6.5 Nature and composition of immediate packaging:

Aluminium-Aluminium packs of 10 tabletsper strip in cartons containing 20, 100, 200, or 500 tablets.

Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

6.6 Special precautions for the disposal of unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from the use of such products:

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


Co. Down, BT35 6JP

Northern Ireland


Vm 02000/4303


15 March 2011


May 2016

Approved: 20 May 2016

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