Cartrophen Vet is used to treat degenerative joint disease or arthritis. It provides relief from pain, stiffness and lameness and has been found to be as effective as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). An initial treatment course of 4 injections given at 5-7 day intervals is recommended. The beneficial effects are normally noticed after the second or third injection. The improvement noted is often maintained for a few months after the fourth injection. If some deterioration is noted, the course can be repeated. In order to maintain the beneficial effects, a single injection once monthly may be necessary after the initial course.
Cartrophen Vet contains Pentosan Polysulphate Sodium, a semi-synthetic polymer. It has anti-inflammatory properties which are particularly effective on the cartilage within synovial joints. Cartrophen modifies the metabolism of the cartilage & the production of the lubricating synovial fluid (the cushioning fluid found within all joints). Cartrophen influences the underlying disease processes which occur in arthritis, thus reducing pain & helping regenerate damaged joint components.
Cartrophen previously had to be kept refrigerated between 2-8oC, however the manufacturers now recommend that it just needs to be stored below 25oC.
This product requires a prescription from your vet & will only be dispatched once we receive this prescription.
Legal Category- POM-V
Warnings & Contraindications- Do not administer at the same time as giving NSAIDs (ask your vet or call our helpline if you are unsure).
Pregnancy & Lactation- Seek advice from your vet for use during pregnancy & lactation.
For further product information please click on the link below. This will take you to the Veterinary medicines directorate (VMD) website where you can search for the product and see the most up to date Summary of product characteristics (SPC).
This item is a prescription medication and cannot be sent until a valid prescription is received.
We send all our prescription medication by a tracked courier service and dispatch only occurs on a Monday to Thursday.
Premium next day delivery is also available for this item but we must receive the order and prescription by 12 noon.
Once you have received a prescription from your vet, you can send it to us via:
Please include your order number on the prescription.
To make the process even easier, please feel free to download a copy of our prescription form, which your vet can complete and sign.
Remember to ask your vet for a repeat prescription if your horse is on long term medication - it will save you time and money.
For more information regarding prescription medication, please view our Prescription Information page.
It is a criminal
offence to tamper with a written prescription. eVetDrug has a zero tolerance
policy for altered or forged prescriptions. We verify the authenticy of all
prescriptions received with the vet who prescribed them. If we receive a
prescription that is invalid, forged or altered, we will immediately cancel the
whole order, de-activate the user account, report the misuse to the Veterinary
Medicine Directorate and charge a reporting fee of £50. A forged prescription
may result in prosecution.