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Canidryl

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A grilled meat flavoured Carprofen tablet for the relief of chronic and acute pain and inflammation in dogs

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Active Constituents: Carprofen 20mg/tablet Carprofen 50mg/tablet Carprofen 100mg/tablet Description: Grilled meat flavoured tablets. Dosage and Administration: For oral administration: 2-4mg Carprofen per kg bodyweight per day. An initial dose of 2-4mg Carprofen per kg bodyweight per day given as a single daily 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. To extend analgesic and anti-inflammatory cover post-operatively, parenteral preoperative treatment with carprofen injection may be followed with carprofen tablets at 4mg/kg/day for 5 days. Do not exceed the stated dose. Presentation: A small, plain, round, flat bevelled edge white to off-white flavoured tablet with a breakline on one side. Caution: Do not use in cats. Do not use in pups less than 4 months of age. Do not use in case of hypersensitivity to 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 gastro-intestinal ulceration or bleeding, or where there is evidence of a blood dyscrasia. Adverse Reactions: 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. If you notice any serious effects or other effects not mentioned in this leaflet, please inform your veterinary surgeon. Special Warnings: The safe use of Canidryl tablets in pregnant and lactating bitches and dogs used for breeding purposes has not been established. Use in aged dogs may involve additional risk. If such a use cannot be avoided, dogs may require careful clinical management. Avoid use in any dehydrated, hypovolaemic or hypotensive dogs, as there is a potential risk of increased renal toxicity. Concurrent administration of potential nephrotoxic drugs should be avoided. 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. Do not administer other NSAIDs 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. Carprofen must not be administered with glucocorticoids. There is no specific antidote for carprofen overdosage but general supportive therapy, as applied to clinical overdosage with NSAIDs should be applied. Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the 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. Disposal: Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste material derived from such veterinary medicinal product should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements. Storage: KEEP OUT OF THE REACH AND SIGHT OF CHILDREN. Store in a dry place in the original package. Protect from light. Do not use after the expiry date stated on the label. Any divided and unused tablets should be discarded immediately. RESTRICTED VETERINARY MEDICINE ACVM No A11141 See www.foodsafety.govt.nz/acvm Canidryl For Animal Treatment Only

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