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 for horses
Cartrophen injection 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 injection influences the underlying disease processes which occur in arthritis, thus reducing pain & helping regenerate damaged joint components.
cartrophen Injection Storage
Cartrophen for horses 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).