Meloxicam 1.5 mg / ml ( equivalent to 0.05 mg per drop)
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Alleviation of inflammation and pain in acute musculoskeletal disorders and chronic . Meloxicam is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug ( NSAID) of the Oxicam that inhibits prostaglandin synthesis , thereby exerting anti-inflammatory, analgesic , anti-exudative and antipyretic . It reduces leukocyte infiltration into the inflamed tissue .
Stir before using . To be administered mixed with food. The suspension can be given using either the drop dispenser ( for very small breeds ) or the Metacam ® dosing syringe included in the package ( see below) . The dispenser dispenses 0.05 mg meloxicam per drop (ie, a dose of 0.1 mg meloxicam / kg body weight corresponding to 2 drops / kg body weight). The syringe fits in the bottle and has a scale kg body weight corresponding to the maintenance dose (ie 0.1 mg meloxicam / kg body weight). Thus, for the first day is required twice the amount of maintenance. Alternatively , therapy may be initiated with Metacam ® 5 mg / ml solution for injection . Dosage Initial treatment is a single dose of 0.2 mg meloxicam / kg body weight on the first day. Will continue treatment with a maintenance dose per day orally ( to intervlos 24 hours ) of 0.1 mg meloxicam / kg body weight. Dosing procedure using the measuring syringe: 1. Shake bottle thoroughly. Push down and unscrew bottle . Adapt dosing syringe to the mouth of the bottle by gently pushing on its end . Two . Invert vial / syringe ( see diagram). Plunger stretching Black line corresponding to body weight in kilograms of its preroga . Three . Turn vial / syringe ( see diagram ) and remove the syringe from the vial with a twisting motion . April . Depress the plunger to empty the contents of the syringe onto the food . A clinical response is normally seen within 3-4 days. Treatment should be discontinued after 10 days at the latest if no clinical improvement is aprente . Recommendations for proper administration > / b > Pay particular attention to the accuracy of dosing . Carefully follow the instructions of the veterinarian .
Do not use in pregnant or lactating animals . Do not use in animals suffering from gastrointestinal disorders such as irritation and haemorrhage , impaired hepatic, cardiac or renal function and haemorrhagic disorders , or where there is evidence of individual hypersensitivity to the product. Do not use in dogs less than 6 weeks old . Adverse effects have occasionally been reported Typical adverse reactions of NSAIDs such as loss of appetite, vomiting , diarrhea , faecal occult blood and apathy. These side effects occur generally within the first week of treatment and , in most cases transient and disappear following termination of the treatment but in very rare cases may be serious or fatal .
Bottle of 10 , 32 or 100 ml .
If side effects occur , discontinue treatment and consult with a veterinarian . Avoid use in animals dehydrated, hypovolaemic or hypotensive as there is a potential risk of increased renal toxicity . Other NSAIDs , diuretics , anticoagulants , aminoglycoside antibiotics and substances with high protein binding may compete for binding and thus lead to toxic effects . Metacam ® should not be administered simultaneously with NSAIDs or glucocorticosteroids . Pretreatment with anti-inflammatory substances may result in additional or increased adverse reactions and , therefore, before starting treatment should procure a treatment-free period with such drugs for at least 24 hours. In any case, free period tratmiento consider the pharmacokinetic properties of the products used previously . In case of overdose symptomatic treatment should be initiated . Individuals sensitive to NSAIDs should avoid contact with the product. In case of accidental self-administration , consult your doctor immediately and show the container or the label . Special precautions for storage Keep out of the reach and sight of children. Period of validity of opened bottle: 6 months. Do not use after the expiration date stated on the carton and the bottle .
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