Carprofen is a NSAID or Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It works by inhibiting an enzyme called cyclooxygenase (COX). This results in lower production of a substance called prostaglandins. By reducing prostaglandin levels, carprofen helps to control pain. Carprofen is a preferential COX 2 inhibitor, with higher ratio of COX 2 to COX 1 inhibition. This is associated with good pain control (analgesic property) with minimal risk of side effects associated with COX 1 inhibition (minimal risk of bleeding).
CARODYL Is indicated for the relief of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis and for the control of post-operative pain associated with soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries in dogs.