Meloxicam Paste A non-steroidal anti-inflammatory analgesic - antipyretic for use in horses.

ACTIVE CONSTITUENTS

Meloxicam 20 mg/mL

PACK SIZE

230mL

INDICATIONS

Meloxicam is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) of the oxicam class, which acts by inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis, thereby exerting anti-inflammatory, anti-endotoxic, anti-exudative, analgesic and antipyretic properties.

Horses: For daily use for the alleviation of inflammation and the relief of pain in both acute and chronic musculoskeletal disorders and the relief of pain associated with colic.

PRECAUTIONS

Avoid use in any dehydrated, hypovolaemic or hypotensive horses as there is a potential risk of renal toxicity.

PRECAUTIONS AND CONTRAINDICATIONS

HORSES: The safety of this product in pregnant or lactating horses and in horses of under 6 weeks of age has not been established therefore its use in these classes of horse is contraindicated.

Use in animals suffering from haemorrhagic gastrointestinal disorders, impaired hepatic, cardiac or renal function and haemorrhagic disorders, or where there is evidence of individual hypersensitivity to the product is contraindicated.

Concurrent administration with glucocorticosteroids, other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or with anti-coagulant agents is contraindicated and should be used with caution in conjunction with other highly protein bound drugs.

DOSAGE

Use within 28 days of opening.

HORSES: Daily dose of 0.6 mg meloxicam/kg bodyweight (i.e. 3.0 mL/100 kg bodyweight) for up to 14 days.

FIRST AID

If poisoning occurs, contact a doctor or Poisons Information Centre.
Phone Australia 13 11 26.

DISPOSAL

Dispose of empty container by wrapping with paper and putting in the garbage.

STORAGE

Store below 30°C (Room Temperature)
Use entire product within 28 days of opening.

REGISTRATION

ACVM No. A011118 (New Zealand)

 

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