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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 05:21 PM

Is there a human version of Rimadyl?

There are some pet meds that are nothing more than repackaged/alternatively packaged human drugs. Often, the human version is cheaper than the pet version.

Is that the case with Rimadyl? Does anyone know?

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Stinky The Clown Nov 2012 OP
Curmudgeoness Nov 2012 #1

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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 05:49 PM

1. Let me start with saying

that you should ask your vet. There may be a human version, but rimadyl is strictly made for animals. But it is an NSAID (non-steroid anti inflammatory drug), and there are some of these for humans. I would not know how safe or unsafe these are in dogs. I was on naproxen for a while, and it is an NSAID of a different type than rimadyl. But if the price is prohibitive for rimadyl, I would be surprised that your vet could not help you find another drug that would help. It never hurts to ask.

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