Quellin is a non-steroidal medication prescribed to treat pain and inflammation in dogs suffering from osteoarthritis or arthritis. It is formulated to help control pain and inflammation associated with surgery as well as arthritis and other joint abnormalities. Plus, it comes in an easy-to-feed, soft chewable tablet.
For the relief of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis and for the control of postoperative pain associated with soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries.
Possible Side Effects
The most common side effect of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug is stomach upset. Stomach ulcers may develop and could lead to loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, dark, tarry or, bloody stools or constipation. Other side effects may also include thirst, abnormal urination, and yellowing of the gums, skin or eyes.
Drug & Food Interactions
Quellin should not be used in dogs exhibiting previous hypersensitivity to carprofen.
Dogs that have experienced adverse reactions from one nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) may experience adverse reactions from another NSAID. Carprofen is not recommended for use in dogs with bleeding disorders, as safety has not been established in dogs with these disorders. The safe use of carprofen in animals less than 6 weeks of age, pregnant dogs, dogs used for breeding purposes, or in lactating dogs has not been established.
The recommended dosage for oral administration to dogs is 2mg/lb of body weight daily. The total dose may be administered as 2mg/lb of body weight once daily or divided and administered as 1mg/lb twice daily. For the control of postoperative pain, administer approximately 2 hours before the procedure. Quellin soft chewable tablets are scored and dosage should be calculated in half-tablet increments.
Store at controlled room temperatures 68° – 77°F.