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Carprofen

Contributor(s): Molly Varga, Cheryl Blaze, Anna Meredith

Introduction

Name

  • Carprofen.

Class of drug

Description

Chemical name

  • (RS)-2-(6-Chloro-9H-carbazol-2-yl)propanoic acid.

Molecular formula

  • C15H12ClNO2.

Molecular weight

  • 273.71.

Uses

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Indications

  • Pain control and reduction of inflammation.
  • Analgesic activity enhanced if used pre-emptively.

Administration

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

  • Carprofen is highly protein-bound and may displace other protein-bound drugs, thereby increasing the risk of toxicity.

Nephrotoxic agents

  • Avoid the concurrent use of NSAIDs with other potentially nephrotoxic agents, eg aminoglycosides.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Tomlinson J & Blikslager A (2003) Role of non-steroidal anti-inflammtory drugs in gastrointestinal tract injury and repair. JAVMA 222 (7), 946-951 PubMed.
  • Issacs J P (1999) Carpofen. Comp Contin Educ Pract Vet 21 (3), 246-248 Link Opens in New Tab.

Other sources of information

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