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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-metyl-, (±)-

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. 2015, USP 38)
  • Carprofen for veterinary use (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Carprofenum ad usum veterinarium (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

  • Acticarp (veterinary use)
    Axience, France; Ecuphar, Belgium; Ecuphar, Netherlands; ECUPHAR NV, United Kingdom
  • Austiofen (veterinary use)
    Chanelle Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing, Ireland
  • Bomazeal Initialize for Dogs (veterinary use)
    Bayer New Zealand, New Zealand
  • Canidryl (veterinary use)
    Chanelle, Norway; Chanelle Animal Health, United Kingdom; Chanelle Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing, Austria; Chanelle Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing, Ireland; Esteve, Italy; Gräub, Switzerland; Omnidea, Sweden; Orion Pharma Eläinlääkkeet, Finland; WDT, Germany
  • Carporal (veterinary use)
    AST, Netherlands; Le Vet Beheer, Ireland
  • Carprieve (veterinary use)
    Bayer, Germany; Bayer Santé Animale, France; Norbrook, Austria; Norbrook, New Zealand; Norbrook, United States; Norbrook Laboratoires Ltd., Israel; Norbrook Laboratories, United Kingdom; Norbrook Laboratories, Ireland; Norbrook Laboratories Australia, Australia; VetMedic, Finland
  • Carprieve LA (veterinary use)
    Norbrook, New Zealand
  • Carprocow (veterinary use)
    Norbrook, Netherlands
  • Carprodolor (veterinary use)
    Faunapharma, Finland; Le Vet, Belgium; Le Vet Beheer, Ireland; Le Vet Pharma B.V., United Kingdom; Virbac, Switzerland
  • Carprodyl (veterinary use)
    Ceva, Germany; Ceva, Italy; Ceva, Netherlands; Ceva Animal Health, United Kingdom; Ceva Animal Health, Poland; Ceva Animal Health, Sweden; Ceva Sante Animale, Ireland; Ceva Santé Animale, France
  • Carprodyl F (veterinary use)
    Ceva, Belgium; Ceva Santé Animale, Austria
  • Carprofelican (veterinary use)
    Faunapharma, Finland; Le Vet Beheer, Ireland
  • Carprofen (veterinary use)
    Apex Laboratories, Australia
  • Carprofen Belcher (veterinary use)
    Belcher, United States
  • Carprofen Krka (veterinary use)
    Krka, Ireland
  • Carprofen Putney (veterinary use)
    Putney, United States
  • Carprogesic (veterinary use)
    Norbrook, Netherlands; Norbrook Laboratories, United Kingdom; Norbrook Laboratories, Ireland
  • Carprosol (veterinary use)
    CP Pharma, United Kingdom; CPPharma, Germany; CP-Pharma, Ireland; Norbrook, Netherlands
  • Carprotab (veterinary use)
    CPPharma, Germany
  • Carprox (veterinary use)
    KRKA, Belgium; KRKA, United Kingdom; KRKA, Ireland; Virbac, Switzerland; Virbac, Germany; Virbac, France
  • Comforion (veterinary use)
    Orion, Poland
  • Dolagis (veterinary use)
    Ati, Italy; Ceva, Germany; Laboratoire Sogeval, Austria; Sogeval, France; Sogeval, Netherlands; Sogeval, Poland; Sogeval Laboratoire, Belgium; Sogeval SA, United Kingdom; VetMedic, Finland
  • Dolocarp (veterinary use)
    Animalcare, United Kingdom; aniMedica, Austria; aniMedica, Germany; aniMedica, Ireland; aniMedica, Netherlands; Bio98, Italy; Gräub, Switzerland
  • Dolox (veterinary use)
    Faunapharma, Finland
  • Eurofen (veterinary use)
    Chanelle Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing, Ireland; Eurovet Animal Health BV, United Kingdom
  • Kelaprofen (veterinary use)
    Kela, United Kingdom
  • Librevia (veterinary use)
    Piedmont Animal Health, United States
  • Norocarp (veterinary use)
    Norbrook, Italy; Norbrook, Netherlands; Norbrook Laboratoires Ltd., Israel; Norbrook Laboratories, Belgium; Norbrook Laboratories, United Kingdom; Norbrook Laboratories, Ireland; N-vet, Sweden; Ufamed, Switzerland; Norbrook, Austria; VetMedic, Finland
  • Norocarp Chiens (veterinary use)
    Norbrook Laboratories, Belgium
  • Norocarp for Dogs (veterinary use)
    Norbrook, South Africa
  • Norodyl (veterinary use)
    Norbrook, Norway; Norbrook Laboratories, United Kingdom
  • Novocox (veterinary use)
    Putney, United States
  • Prolet (veterinary use)
    Jurox, Australia
  • Reproval (veterinary use)
    Norbrook Laboratories, United Kingdom
  • Rimadyl (veterinary use)
    Orion Pharma Animal Health, Sweden; Pfizer, Austria; Pfizer, Israel; Pfizer, Poland; Pfizer Animal Health, United Kingdom; Wirtz, Netherlands; Zoetis, Switzerland; Zoetis, Germany; Zoetis, Finland; Zoetis, France; Zoetis, Ireland; Zoetis, Italy; Zoetis, Netherlands; Zoetis, New Zealand; Zoetis, United States; Zoetis, South Africa; Zoetis Australia, Australia; Zoetis Belgium, Belgium; Zoetis Finland Oy, Norway; Zoetis Österreich, Austria
  • Rimadyl bovins (veterinary use)
    Zoetis Belgium, Belgium
  • Rimadyl for Dogs (veterinary use)
    Zoetis, New Zealand
  • Rimadyl LA (veterinary use)
    Zoetis, New Zealand
  • Rimifin (veterinary use)
    Albrecht, Germany; Chanelle, Netherlands; Chanelle Animal Health, United Kingdom; Chanelle Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing, Ireland; Eurovet Animal Health, Netherlands; Vetoquinol, France
  • Rimifin chiens (veterinary use)
    Chanelle Pharmaceuticals, Belgium
  • Rofeniflex (veterinary use)
    Chanelle Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing, Ireland
  • Rycarfa (veterinary use)
    KRKA, Belgium; KRKA, Ireland; Krka vet, Netherlands
  • Rycarfa chiens (veterinary use)
    KRKA, Belgium
  • Scanodyl (veterinary use)
    Scan Vet, Poland
  • Tergive (veterinary use)
    Parnell, New Zealand; Parnell Australia, Australia
  • Vetprofen DOGS (veterinary use)
    Belcher, United States
  • Xelcor (veterinary use)
    Bayer Santé Animale, France


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

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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