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Medication: Meloxicam

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Jo Murrell

Synonym(s): Metacam, Meloxidyl, Loxicom, Inflacam, Rheumocam, Mobic, Vivlodex


Medication: Meloxicam

Your dog has been prescribed the active ingredient meloxicam to alleviate pain and inflammation caused by acute or chronic musculoskeletal disorders. It is also used to alleviate postoperative pain and inflammation following orthopedic and soft tissue surgery.

Key points:
• Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).
• Do not use in dogs less than 6 weeks of age. 
• Do not give to pregnant or lactating bitches. 
• Dosage: for musculoskeletal disorders a loading dose of a parenteral solution of meloxicam is given at a dose rate of 0.2 mg/kg subcutaneously. This is followed by maintenance therapy with 0.1 mg/kg of an oral preparation of meloxicam. For surgical pain a loading dose of 0.2 mg/kg parenteral meloxicam is given subcutaneously or intravenously which provides pain relief for 24 hours. 
• Particular care should be taken with the accuracy of dosing. 

This information sheet is designed to help answer commonly asked questions and help you give the medication safely and effectively to your pet. It does not contain all available information for this medication. If you have other questions or need more information, contact your veterinarian or pharmacist.Always follow the dosing instructions provided by your veterinarian. 

 

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