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Novox (Carprofen) for Dogs

Novox (Carprofen) for Dogs

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Novox (Carprofen) is a generic equivalent for Rimadyl (carprofen) tablets. Its a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Novox works by reducing hormones that cause pain and inflammation in the body. Novox is used to reduce pain as associated with surgery or dental procedures. Novox is also used for the treatment of inflammation and stiffness as a result of conditions such as arthritis or hip dysplasia. Its also used to reduce fever.

For: Dogs (over 6 weeks of age)

  • Can be given as a single daily dose
  • Effective
  • Easy to administer
  • Same ingredient as: Norocarp, Vetprofen, Carpaquin and Putney's Carprofen tablets

Prescription Required


Always provide Client Information Sheet with prescription. Carefully consider the potential benefits and risk of Novox and other treatment options before deciding to use Novox. Use the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration consistent with individual response.

View Novox Drug Facts Sheet.

The recommended dosage for oral administration to dogs is 2 mg/lb of body weight daily. The total daily dose may be administered as 2 mg/lb of body weight once daily or divided and administered as 1 mg/lb twice daily. For the control of postoperative pain, administer approximately 2 hours before the procedure.

Novox chewable tablets are scored, and dosage should be calculated in half-tablet increments. Tablets can be halved by placing the tablet on a hard surface and pressing down on both sides of the score. These liver-flavored Novox chewable tablets may be offered to the dog by hand or placed on food, If the dog does not willingly consume the tablets, they may be hand-administered (piled) as with other oral tablet medications. Care should be taken to ensure that the dog consumes the complete dose.


Novox is indicated for the relief of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis and for the control of postoperative pain associated with soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries in dogs.


Novox should not be used in dogs exhibiting previous hypersensitivity to carprofen.


Keep out of reach of children. Not for human use. Consult a physician in cases of accidental ingestion by humans. For use in dogs only. Do not use in cats.

All dogs should undergo a thorough history and physical examination before initiation of NSAID therapy. Appropriate laboratory tests to establish hematological and serum biochemical baseline data before, and periodically during, administration of any NSAID should be considered. Owners should be advised to observe for signs of potential drug toxicity (see Information for Dog Owners, Adverse Reactions, Animal Safety, and Post-Approval Experience).


Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any other prescription or over-the-counter medications to your pet. Should not be given to pregnant or lactating dogs, or dogs used for breeding.

Effectiveness Confirmation of the effectiveness of carprofen for the relief of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis, and for the control of postoperative pain associated with soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries, was demonstrated in 5 placebo-controlled, masked studies examining the anti-inflammatory and analgesic effectiveness of carprofen caplets in various breeds of dogs. Separate placebo-controlled, masked, multicenter field studies confirmed the anti-inflammatory and analgesic effectiveness of carprofen caplets when dosed at 2 mg/lb once daily or when divided and administered at 1 mg/lb twice daily. In these 2 field studies, dogs diagnosed with osteoarthritis showed statistically significant overall improvement based on lameness evaluations by the veterinarian and owner observations when administered carprofen at labeled doses.

Separate placebo-controlled, masked, multicenter field studies confirmed the effectiveness of carprofen caplets for the control of postoperative pain when dosed at 2 mg/lb once daily in various breeds of dogs. In these studies, dogs presented for ovariohysterectomy, cruciate repair, and aural surgeries were administered carprofen preoperatively and for a maximum of 3 days (soft tissue) or 4 days (orthopedic) postoperatively.

In general, dogs administered carprofen showed a statistically significant reduction in pain scores compared to controls.

What happens if I miss giving a dose: Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one as directed. Do not give a double dose of the medication.

What happens if I overdose the pet: Seek emergency veterinary medical treatment. Symptoms of Novox overdose include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, drowsiness, headache, blurred vision, seizures, panting, little or no urine production, and slow breathing.

What is the most important information I should know about Novox: Novox is a prescription medication that is FDA approved for use in dogs. Novox is available as 25mg, 75mg and 100mg capsule shaped scored non-chewable tablets (Caplets). The usual total daily dose in dogs is 2mg per pound given as a single daily dose or divided and administered as 1mg per pound twice a day. Contact the veterinarian if the pet has bloody, black or tarry stools as these symptoms could indicate damage to the stomach or intestines, which could be dangerous. Before giving your pet, any prescription or over the counter medications check with your veterinarian or pharmacist.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Novox to my pet: Tell your veterinarian if your pet has an allergy to aspirin or any other NSAID; an ulcer or bleeding in the stomach; has liver, or kidney disease; congestive heart failure; fluid retention; bleeding disorders; heart disease or high blood pressure. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or lactating.

What should I avoid while giving Novox to my pet: Many over a counter cough, cold, allergy and pain medicines contain aspirin or other NSAID's similar to Novox. Before taking any prescription or over the counter medications talk to the veterinarian or pharmacist.

Possible side effects of Novox: Contact the veterinarian if the pet has bloody, black or tarry stools or blood in vomit as these symptoms could indicate serious side effects. If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving Novox and seek emergency veterinary medical attention; an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; swelling of the lips; tongue or face; hives); muscle cramps, open sores in the mouth, rapid weight gain due to fluid retention; seizures, abdominal cramping. Other less serious side effects may occur. Continue giving Novox and talk to your veterinarian if your pet experiences a headache, dizziness, nausea, diarrhea, or constipation, depression, fatigue or weakness, dry mouth. Other side effects may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to the animal.


Review Summary
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100% Recommend this product (14 of 14 responses)
By L A.
Atlanta, GA
Best price on Carprofen!
January 4, 2020
My mastiff is on the 100 mg pills for arthritis and it is working well. I order the unflavored pills (not chewables) as I have smaller dogs too and don't want to worry about a smaller dog scarfing up a dropped chewable pill (a carprofen overdose is a serious matter).
ProsGreat price.
By Margie
Happy Customer
November 21, 2019
I am so glad I found entirely pets pharmacy. They are priced so good, they are speedy and my order was perfect. Thank you for amazing service. I will definitely return and spread the good news of your site. Hope you continue to provide impeccable service.
Merchant Response:Hi Margie, we are so glad to here that you had a good experience with us!!!
By Snow d.
Upstare NY
Great Service and product choices
November 17, 2019
So happy to buy my dogs medicine in large supply with great price. Will definitely be purchasing more items!
Happy to support a company that recognizems we all just love our pets like family! So hard for many folks to properly care for beloved pets on overpriced vet meds.
By Jennifer
Great Product
September 12, 2019
I've had my dog, Syd, on this for a few years now. He is a 14yo border collie mix. This helps him live his best life while aging gracefully.

By Mark
Novox is a much less expensive anti inflammatory than Rimadyl
March 20, 2019
Same as above
ProsIt's much easier to get my dog to take a chewable than take a pill.
By donna j.
hilton head, sc
Very pleased that it has become possible to order our dog's prescriptions thorough your company.
October 20, 2018
Great service, great prices.
By Joan
Sun City, AZ
Just as good as the name brand
August 5, 2018
I'm always trying to save money especially on medications for my dogs, and this one does the trick.
Merchant Response:Hi Joan, Glad we're able to save you some money while still providing the vital medicine for your Dog! We are always here to help!
By Lucy
Cottonwood Heights, Utah
Prompt service
July 2, 2018
They contacted the vet for the prescription. I asked for easy open containers; however, the container hasn't been opened yet (I forgot to check the right box, so called the representative. He said that he would add that instruction to the order.)
By Kenneth C.
Great price!
June 22, 2018
Cheapest price to be found...:~)
Merchant Response:Dear Kenneth, Thank you for your business. We hope everything is to your satisfaction with our website and the Novox (Carprofen). Have a great day!
By Diane
Great generic to Rimadyl
February 2, 2018
Very happy with the prices & availability of the products. Staff are very knowledgeable and helpful if a problem arises. I will continue to order in the future.
By Linda A.
Tucson, AZ
Works Great
September 3, 2017
Our 10 year old male bulldog Scooby is on them and when he does not take them he has a very difficult time walking they help a great deal
Merchant Response:Thank you for your feedback Linda and we're happy the Novox keeps Scooby comfortable and helps him move around better!
By Lori
Las Vegas, NV
Excellent Value
April 28, 2016
This medication really does the trick for my dog's arthritis/knee pain
By Lizzie
Wonderful website, great product!
January 21, 2016
Ordering and receiving were both a snap with EntirelyPets. The medication itself is fairly effective for arthritis pain.
ProsEasy order,fast shipping,easy to read and understand label
ConsMedication not as long acting as the vet had hoped
By Cynthia
los angeles
January 15, 2016
got exactly what I expected. I just put the caplet in my dog's food before mixing in the wet food, and he eats it just like it was kibble.

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