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For oral use in dogs only as directed and prescribed by your vet.


To treat your pet’s specific needs, this prescription medication should be given according to your veterinarian’s instructions. He or she will tell you what amount of TruProfen® (carprofen) is right for your dog and for how long it should be given.
TruProfen® (carprofen) is in caplet form and also available in chewables and should be administered orally to your dog with or without food. To help administer TruProfen® (carprofen), use VetIQ® Pill Treats as a positive, treat experience.


Cats should not be given TruProfen® (carprofen). Call your veterinarian immediately if your cat ingests this product. TruProfen® (carprofen) is also not for human consumption; keep this and all medications out of reach of children. Call your physician immediately if you have accidentally ingested this product.


Your dog should not be given TruProfen® (carprofen) if he/she has had any allergic reactions (hives, facial swelling, or red/itchy skin) to the following:

  • Carprofen, the active ingredient of TruProfen®
  • Aspirin or other NSAIDs


TruProfen® (carprofen), like other drugs, may cause some side effects. Serious but rare side effects have been reported in dogs taking NSAIDs, including Carprofen, the main ingredient in TruProfen® (carprofen). Serious side effects can occur with or without warning and in rare situations result in death.

The most common NSAID-related side effects generally involve the stomach (such as bleeding ulcers) and liver or kidney problems. Look for the following side effects that can indicate your dog may be having a problem with Truprofen or may have another medical problem:

  • Decrease or increase in appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Change in bowel movements (such as diarrhea, or black, tarry, or bloody stools)
  • Change in behavior (such as decreased or increased activity level, incoordination, seizures, or aggression)
  • Yellowing of gums, skin, or whites of the eyes (jaundice)
  • Change in drinking habits (frequency, amount consumed)
  • Change in urination habits (frequency, color, or smell)
  • Change in skin (redness, scabs, or scratching)

It is important to stop therapy and contact your veterinarian immediately if you think your dog has a medical problem or side effect from TruProfen®. If you have additional questions about possible side effects, talk to your veterinarian.


TruProfen® (carprofen) should not be given with other NSAIDs (ie. Aspirin, Deracoxib, Etodolac, Firocoxib, Meloxicam, Tepoxalin) or steroids (ie. Cortisone, Dexamethasone, Prednisone, Triamcinolone). Tell your veterinarian about all medicines you have given your dog in the past and any medicines you are planning to give with TruProfen® (carprofen). Be sure to include non-prescription medications. Your veterinarian may want to check that all of your dog’s medicines can be given together.
To report a suspected adverse reaction, call 1-855-844-4375.

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