Quellin is indicated for the relief of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis and for the control of postoperative pain associated with soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries in dogs.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a painful condition caused by "wear and tear" of cartilage and other parts of the joints that may result in the following changes or signs in your dog:
Dosage & Administration: Always provide Client Information Sheet with prescription. Carefully consider the potential benefits and risks of carprofen and other treatment options before deciding to use carprofen. Use the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration consistent with individual response. 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 procedure. Quellin soft chewable tablets are scored and dosage should be calculated in half-tablet increments. Soft chewable tablets can be halved by holding the tablet on each side of the score line and pressing up in the middle to break the tablet into pieces. Care should be taken to ensure that the dog consumes the complete dose.
What kind of results can I expect when my dog is on Quellin? While Quellin is not a cure relieve the pain and inflammation of OA and improve your dog's mobility.
Who should not take Quellin? Your dog should not be given Quellin if he/she:
Quellin should be given to dogs only. Cats should not be given Quellin. Call your veterinarian immediately if your cat receives Quellin. People should not take Quellin. Keep Quellin and all medicines out of reach of children. Call your physician immediately if you accidentally take Quellin.
What are the possible side effects that may occur in my dog during Quellin therapy? Quellin, like other drugs, may cause some side effects. Serious but rare side effects have been reported in dogs taking NSAIDs, including Quellin. 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 Quellin or may have another medical problem:
It is important to stop therapy and contact your veterinarian immediately if you think your dog has a medical problem or side effect from Quellin therapy. If you have additional question about possible side effects, talk to your veterinarian.
Can Quellin be given with other medicines? Quellin should not be given with other NSAIDs (for example, aspirin, deracoxib, etodolac, firocoxib, meloxicam, tepoxalin) or steroids (for example, cortisone, dexamethasone, prednisone, triamcinalone).
Tell your veterinarian about all medicines you have given your dog in the past, and any medicines that you are planning to give with Quellin. This should include other medicines that you can get without a prescription. Your veterinarian may want to check that all of your dog's medicines can be given together.
What do I do in case my dog eats more than the prescribed amount of Quellin? Contact your veterinarian immediately if your dog eats more than the prescribed amount of Quellin.