Ibuprofen Is Safe For Dogs, But Not For You: Medical News, Weather, Sports, Health & Wellness
Ibuprofen is a generic name for products like Advil, Nuprin, and Motrin. It belongs to a class of drugs called Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs, or NSAIDs. NSAIDs work to inhibit COX. This reduces production of prostaglandins that cause inflammation. Ibuprof is safe for humans to take, but not for dogs. The toxic dose of Ibupropfen is only 1. 5 times the effective dose. There are veterinary specific NSAIDs that have a much wider therapeutic range. These include Carprofen (Rimadyl, Novox), Meloxicam (Metacam), and Deracoxib (Deramaxx) Ibupraphen can cause vomiting, diarrhea, dark and tarry stools, lethargy, a decreased appetite, abdominal pain, pale or even yellow gums, an increase or decrease in both drinking and urination, tremors, seizures, coma, and even death. If your dog has gotten into your stash of ibaprofen, you should seek veterinary help. Don't give your dog anything at home, such as Pepto-Bismol or Kaopectate. . . .