Prescription Required

Cartrophen Vet 100mg/ml 10ml

Pentosan Polysulphate Sodium
Product Code: 100111
Cartrophen Vet is an injectable solution used to treat degenerative joint disease or arthritis.
£69.99 (inc VAT)
£58.32 (ex VAT)

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).

http://www.vmd.defra.gov.uk/ProductInformationData...

This item is a prescription medication and cannot be sent until a valid prescription is received. Please note, we only accept prescriptions written by vets registered in the UK with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

We send all our prescription medication by a tracked courier service.

Premium next day delivery is also available for this item.

Premium next day delivery is available on selected products but we must receive the order by 12pm. If ordered after 12pm, this delivery will be a 1-2 service. Please note that orders placed on a Friday will be delivered on Monday with the premium next day service.

If you require your order more urgently, please do not hesitate to contact us. We may be able to offer a more premium courier service, including delivery by 10 or on a Saturday, for an additional delivery fee.

Instructions for delivery drivers can be left in the “Delivery Instructions” box at checkout. Please leave instructions so that your delivery driver can find your house easily.

Certain postcodes in Scotland and some offshore addresses do incur a delivery surcharge with our courier and may have a longer delivery service. We apologise if you are affected by this and appreciate your understanding.

See our Delivery Information page for more details.

This item is a prescription medication and cannot be sent until a valid prescription is received. Please note, we only accept prescriptions written by vets registered in the UK with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

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:

  1. Upload: when prompted during the checkout process
  2. Email: prescription@evet.co.uk
  3. Post: eVetDrug Ltd, Blueberry Farm, Kingscroft Lane, Warfield, Berks, RG42 6JL

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.