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In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.



CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory agent

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, NSAID

Chemical Name

9H-Carbazole-2-acetic acid, 6-chloro-α-methyl-, (±)-

Foreign Names

  • Carprofenum (Latin)
  • Carprofen (German)
  • Carprofène (French)
  • Carprofeno (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Carprofen (OS: USAN, BAN)
  • C 5720 (IS)
  • C 8012 (IS)
  • Ro 20-5720/000 (IS)
  • Carprofen (PH: BP vet. 2011, USP 34)
  • Carprofen for veterinary use (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Carprofenum ad usum veterinarium (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)

Brand Names

  • Activyl (veterinary use)
    Intervet International B.V., Luxembourg
  • Bonocarp (veterinary use)
    Intervet, United Kingdom
  • Canidryl (veterinary use)
    Chanelle, Ireland; Chanelle Animal Health, United Kingdom; Chanelle Pharmaceuticals, Austria; Chanelle Pharmaceuticals, Poland; Gräub, Switzerland; Omnidea, Sweden; Orion, Finland; WDT, Germany
  • Carprieve (veterinary use)
    Norbrook Laboratories, United Kingdom; Norbrook Laboratories Australia, Australia
  • Carprodyl (veterinary use)
    Ceva, Belgium; Ceva, Germany; Ceva, France; Ceva, Netherlands; Ceva Animal Health, United Kingdom; Ceva Animal Health, Poland; Ceva Sante Animale, Israel; CEVA Santé Animale, Luxembourg; CEVA Vetpharma, Sweden
  • Carprofen (veterinary use)
    Apex Laboratories, Australia
  • Carprogesic (veterinary use)
    Norbrook Laboratories, United Kingdom; Norbrook Laboratories, Luxembourg; Pfizer Santé Animale, France
  • Carprotab (veterinary use)
    CPPharma, Germany
  • Comforion (veterinary use)
    Orion, Poland
  • Dolagis (veterinary use)
    Albrecht, Germany; Scanvet, Finland; Sogeval, France; Sogeval, Poland; Sogeval SA, United Kingdom
  • Norocarp (veterinary use)
    Axience, France; Norbrook, New Zealand; Norbrook, United States; Norbrook, South Africa; Norbrook Laboratoires Ltd., Israel; Norbrook Laboratories, United Kingdom; Norbrook Laboratories, Luxembourg; N-vet, Sweden; Scanvet, Finland; Ufamed, Switzerland; VAAS, Italy
  • Norodyl (veterinary use)
    Norbrook, Norway; Norbrook Laboratories, United Kingdom
  • Novocox (veterinary use)
    Impax, United States
  • Paracarp (veterinary use)
    IDT, Germany
  • Prolet (veterinary use)
    Jurox, Australia; Jurox, New Zealand
  • Reproval (veterinary use)
    Norbrook Laboratories, United Kingdom
  • Rimadyl (veterinary use)
    Orion, Sweden; Pfizer, Austria; Pfizer, Israel; Pfizer, Poland; Pfizer Animal Health, Australia; Pfizer Animal Health, Belgium; Pfizer Animal Health, Switzerland; Pfizer Animal Health, Finland; Pfizer Animal Health, United Kingdom; Pfizer Animal Health, Italy; Pfizer Animal Health, Luxembourg; Pfizer Animal Health, Netherlands; Pfizer Animal Health, Norway; Pfizer Animal Health, New Zealand; Pfizer Animal Health, United States; Pfizer Animal Health, South Africa; Pfizer GmbH Tiergesundheit, Germany; Pfizer Santé Animale, France
  • Rimifin (veterinary use)
    Albrecht, Germany; Chanelle, Netherlands; Chanelle Animal Health, United Kingdom; Chanelle Pharmaceuticals LTD, Luxembourg; Eurovet, Belgium; Vetoquinol, France
  • Rycarfa (veterinary use)
    Krka, United Kingdom
  • Scanodyl (veterinary use)
    Scan Vet, Poland
  • Tergive (veterinary use)
    Parnell, New Zealand; Parnell Laboratories, Australia
  • Vetprofen (veterinary use)
    Belcher, United States

International Drug Name Search


BANBritish Approved Name
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

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