Meloxicam is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) of the oxicam family. It acts by inhibiting prostaglandin synthesis, thereby exerting antiinflammatory, anti-exudative, analgesic and antipyretic properties. Meloxicam has anti-endotoxic properties too.
Dosage & administration:
Route of administration: For oral administration only.
Cattle: 1 bolus/100 kg body weight (1 mg/kg) orally single dose.
Dog: 0.2 mg/kg body weight orally single dose for 1 day followed by 0.1 mg/kg from 2nd day.
Pig: After subcutaneous injection 0.1 mg/kg orally daily for 2 weeks.
Or as directed by the Veterinary Physician.
Animals less than six weeks old.
Animals hypersensitive to meloxicam.
Contraindicated in animals with impaired renal, hepatic or cardiac function.
Do not administer concurrently with steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (SAID) & other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID).
A slight transient swelling at the injection site following SC injection may be seen. Prolong use may cause gastrointestinal lesions, inappetence, vomiting & diarrhea.
Use in pregnancy & lactation:
May be used in pregnant & lactating animals. However, risk & necessity should be considered during administration of medicine in pregnant & lactating animals.
May cause increased likelihood of bleeding if use in conjunction with corticosteroids, heparin, warfarin, aspirin, flunixin & phenylbutazone.
With food and others: No interaction was found.
In the event of an overdose symptomatic treatment should be initiated.
Cattle: Meat-15 days, Milk-5 days
Pig: Meat-5 days.