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Meloxidyl 1.5 mg/mL Oral Suspension 32ml

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Meloxidyl 1.5 mg/mL Oral Suspension 32ml

Meloxidyl 1.5 mg/mL Oral Suspension


This page contains information on Meloxidyl 1.5 mg/mL Oral Suspension for veterinary use.

This treatment applies to the following species:

Dogs
Manufacturer:
Ceva Animal Health (meloxicam)

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug for oral use in dogs only
Meloxidyl 1.5 mg/mL Oral Suspension Caution

Warning
Repeated use of meloxicam in cats has been associated with acute renal failure and death. Do not administer additional injectable or oral meloxicam to cats. See Contraindications, Warnings, and Precautions for detailed information.

Description
Meloxicam is a Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory (NSAID) drug of the oxicam class. Each milliliter of Meloxidyl® 1.5 mg/mL Oral Suspension contains meloxicam equivalent to 1.5 milligrams and sodium benzoate (2.0 milligrams) as a preservative. The chemical name for Meloxicam is 4-Hydroxy-2-methyl-N-(5-methyl-2-thiazolyl)-2H-1,2-benzothiazine-3-carboxamide-1,1-dioxide. The formulation is a yellowish viscous suspension.

Indications: Meloxidyl Oral Suspension is indicated for the control of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis in dogs.


Dosage and Administration
Always provide client information sheet with prescription. Carefully consider the potential benefits and risk of Meloxidyl Oral Suspension and other treatment options before deciding to use Meloxidyl Oral Suspension. Use the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration consistent with individual response. Meloxidyl Oral Suspension should be administered initially at 0.09 mg/lb (0.2 mg/kg) body weight only on the first day of treatment. For all treatments after day 1, Meloxidyl Oral Suspension should be administered once daily at a dose of 0.045 mg/lb (0.1 mg/kg). The syringe is calibrated to deliver the daily maintenance dose in lbs.

The daily dose (0.045 mg/lb) contains 0.03 mL of Meloxidyl Oral Suspension for every 1 lb (0.45 kg) of dog body weight.
Dogs Under 15 Lbs (6.8 Kg)

Shake well before use, then remove cap. Meloxidyl Oral Suspension can be given either mixed with food or placed directly into the mouth. Particular care should be given with regard to the accuracy of dosing. To prevent accidental overdosing of small dogs, only use the small dosing syringe. The large syringe provided cannot be used to measure doses for dogs weighing less than 15 lbs (6.8 kg). For dogs less than 15 lbs, use the small dosing syringe (blue print) provided in the package (see dosing procedure below). The small dosing syringe fits onto the bottle and has dosing marks at 0.5 lb, then in 1 lb increments (ranging from 1 to 14 lbs), designed to deliver the daily maintenance dose of 0.05 mg/lb (0.1 mg/kg).
For dogs less than 1 lb (0.45 kg), Meloxidyl can be given using the 0.5 mark on the small dosing syringe.

For dogs between 1 - 14 lbs, Meloxidyl can be given using the marks on the small dosing syringe, beginning at 1 lb and ending at 14 lbs. When using the small dosing syringe, the dog’s weight should be rounded down to the nearest 1 lb increment. Replace and tighten cap after use.

Dogs 15 Lbs (6.8 Kg) And Over
Shake well before use, then remove cap. Meloxidyl may be either mixed with food or placed directly into the mouth. Particular care should be given with regard to the accuracy of dosing.

For dogs 15 lbs or greater, use the large dosing syringe (green print) provided in the package (see dosing procedure below). The large dosing syringe fits on to the bottle and has dosing marks in 5 lb increments (ranging from 5 to 140 lbs), designed to deliver the daily maintenance dose of 0.05 mg/lb (0.1 mg/kg). When using the large syringe, the dog’s weight should be rounded down to the nearest 5 lb increment. Replace and tighten cap after use.
 
Contraindications
Dogs with known hypersensitivity to meloxicam should not receive Meloxidyl Oral Suspension. Do not use Meloxidyl Oral Suspension in cats. Acute renal failure and death have been associated with the use of meloxicam in cats.

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