Relieve dogs from experiencing immediate and ongoing pain
Manage Inflammation in Dogs:
Inflammation: The origin of surgical pain
Uncontrolled inflammation and accompanying pain caused by routine inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures causes lasting effects:
- Central sensitization
Undertreated acute pain caused by surgical procedures can develop into chronic pain that can persist after the original injury has healed.5-6
Control inflammation, control the impact of pain
You can relieve development of chronic pain by including RIMADYL® (carprofen) as part of a multimodal pain protocol.
- By using RIMADYL Injectable before surgery, you can preempt inflammation and pain
- Continue analgesia with RIMADYL Chewables or Caplets until the pain and inflammation have resolved, adding other classes of analgesics as necessary
Four stages of pain
RIMADYL Injectable intervenes at two critical steps on the pain pathway: Transduction and Modulation
Pain signal formation
RIMADYL Injectable targets inflammation
Pain travels from site of trauma via peripheral nervous system
Pain is altered within the dorsal horn of the spinal cord
RIMADYL Injectable inhibits COX2 enzymes,which can prevent central sensitization2
Pain is acknowledged
Injectable analgesics have benefits over oral analgesics. Although effective, potential drawbacks of oral analgesics include:
- Delayed absorption due to:
- Effects of stress and/or anesthetic drugs on GI mobility
- Vomiting due to anesthetic drugs
- The patient’s mouth, jaw or neck is the surgical site
- Fractious patients that are difficult to pill
- Delayed absorption due to:
No washout period
Pain management is continued uninterrupted when RIMADYL Injectable is followed with RIMADYL Caplets or Chewables. There is no need for a washout period when administering oral RIMADYL to a patient that has been given RIMADYL Injectable.
RIMADYL is approved for administration in healthy dogs 6 weeks and older so that even young dogs can experience the benefits of analgesia with RIMADYL Injectable.Click here for complete site references list
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: As a class, NSAIDs may be associated with gastrointestinal, kidney and liver side effects. These are usually mild, but may be serious. Pet owners should discontinue therapy and contact their veterinarian immediately if side effects occur. Evaluation for pre-existing conditions and regular monitoring are recommended for pets on any medication, including RIMADYL. Use with other NSAIDs or corticosteroids should be avoided. See full Prescribing Information.
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