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What does the chewable 100 mg. of Rimadyl & its generic = look

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What does the chewable 100 mg. of Rimadyl & its generic = look like?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. John replied 2 years ago.

Dr. John :

Thank you for your question. Are you asking what the pills look like?

Customer :

yes the manufacturer Phizer?

Dr. John :

Rimadyl looks like this with a distinct "R" on the tablet

Dr. John :

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Dr. John :

And yes, it is made by Pfizer animal health

Customer :

what about generic....cap...something

Dr. John :

There are several generics...

Dr. John :

This is an example of one---

Dr. John :

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Dr. John :

Here is another

Dr. John :

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Dr. John :

And another

Dr. John :

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Dr. John :

All with the active ingredient carprofen

Customer :

I need to see the med not the container...anything w/ a B on one side & an A on the other

Dr. John :

I'm confused as to what your objective is? Did your dog eat some unidentified pills?

Customer :

no he did not...I think my vet tried to switch meds because deramaxx isn't available anymore

Dr. John :

Oh okay, I understand. Well carprofen is typically a twice daily medication, does he still have you giving this once daily?

Dr. John :

Here is a pill for Novox, one of the more common generics of carprofen---

Dr. John :

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Customer :

yes...but they say its 100mg of deramaxx in 1/4 1 x a day to = his uaual doseage of 25 mg

Customer :

sorry for the confusion

Dr. John :

So it is Deramaxx then?

Dr. John :

This is what the 100mg looks like ----

Dr. John :

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Customer :

thats what I am trying to figure out ...if it s IS deramaxx or did they sub. rimadyl or generic because they no longer have the 25mg of deramaxx

Dr. John :

Yes - does it look like that pill above? That is a 100mg deramaxx

Customer :

bingo....thanks guess I don't trust my vet

Customer :

you have given me peace of mind

Dr. John :

So it does not look like that? Hmmm, not sure what you were given then

Dr. John :

I would definitely call and find out exactly what you have there then!

Dr. John :

This is a 75mg

Dr. John :

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Dr. John :

In case it is that one

Customer :

they had already 1/4 them they didn't smell like the 25mg. he has had 3-4-days of more lethergy(hes 14) than usual so I became questioning...

Dr. John :

Ahh understood. Well I would definitely question the vet of what the are then, especially if they don't look like any of the images I sent you

Customer :

it may be the 100mg but because they are 1/4 its like a darn puzzle to pc. it together thanks for the info

Dr. John :

You are very welcome, yes I could imagine, especially since you have to find four 1/4 pieces that go together

Dr. John :

Well good luck, I hope I was able to provide some assistance

Customer :

ok bye

Dr. John :

bye

Dr. John :

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