Meloxidyl (Meloxicam) (Metacam Generic)
Meloxidyl (Meloxicam) (Metacam Generic)
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Meloxidyl (Meloxicam) (Metacam Generic)

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Meloxidyl is a prescription non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is used to control pain and inflammation (soreness) due to osteoarthritis in dogs. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a painful condition caused by wear and tear of cartilage and other parts of the joints that may result in the following changes or signs in your dog: Limping or lameness, decreased activity or exercise (reluctance to stand, climb stairs, jump or run, or difficulty in performing these activities) stiffness or decreased movement of joints. Meloxidyl is given to dogs by mouth. 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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What Is Meloxidyl?
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Meloxidyl is a drug that helps control pain and inflammation linked with chronic and acute musculoskeletal disorders in dogs. It is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). This prescription drug is recommended by veterinarians to cure Osteoarthritis in your dog.

What Is Meloxidyl Used for in Dogs?
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Meloxidyl is a drug that helps control inflammation and pain linked with chronic and acute musculoskeletal disorders in dogs. It is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). This prescription drug is recommended by veterinarians to cure Osteoarthritis in dogs. The wear and tear of the cartilages cause this painful condition in your pet. The signs that you will observe in your dog due to this condition are: decreased movement of joints or stiffness, decreased exercise or activity, and lameness or limping. It is an oral suspension, sweet in taste, and is loved by dogs.

What Are the Side Effects of Meloxidyl?
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Meloxidyl is a prescription drug and should be taken post recommendation by a certified veterinarian. Meloxidyl is effective for dogs but like all other drugs, may cause a few side effects. The common side effects may include the change of bowel movement, appetite, behavior, drinking habits, skin, and urination habits. It may also lead to issues relating to the kidney, liver, or stomach. Another set of medical problems may include gums, eyes, and skin yellowing as well as vomiting. Stop the medication immediately if you observe any of the above ailments and contact your veterinarian immediately. Serious side effects, though rare, may lead to death.

What Is the Difference Between Metacam and Meloxidyl?
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Meloxidyl is an oral suspension that helps control inflammation and pain linked with chronic and acute musculoskeletal disorders in dogs. It is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Meloxidyl Oral Suspension is generic or bio-equivalent of Meloxicam (Metacam).

How Much Meloxidyl Can I Give My Dog?
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You should give Meloxidyl 1.5 mg/mL Oral Suspension as 0.09 mg per pound or 0.2 mg per kg body weight of your dog on the first day of treatment. The following days the dose should be 0.045 mg per pound or 0.1 mg per kg body weight of your dog. The administration of the suspension should be only by the syringes provided with the medicine. If your dog is under 15 pounds then use the small blue syringe, and use the green large syringe if your dog is more than 15 pounds. Contact your dogโ€™s veterinarian for the exact dosage.

How Often Can I Give My Dog Meloxidyl?
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The prescribed dose as recommended by the veterinarian is to be administered daily. If you miss a dose, do not give two doses at once. Instead, contact your veterinarian to understand how to administer the missed dose.

Does Meloxidyl Make Dogs Sleepy?
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Drowsiness or dizziness have not been observed as the side effects of Meloxidyl 1.5 mg/mL Oral Suspension. Hence, the drug will not make your dog sleepy.

Does Meloxidyl Need to Be Refrigerated?
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This oral prescription drug can be stored at room temperature. It does not need any special storage conditions.

How Long Does Meloxidyl Take to Work?
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Meloxidyl 1.5 mg/mL Oral Suspension starts its action quickly after ingestion. Within one to two hours of administration, you will see improvements. However, the maximum impact can be observed around 7.5 hours of administration.

How Much Meloxidyl Is Safe for Dogs?
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The prescribed dose as recommended by the veterinarian is to be administered daily. You should give Meloxidyl 1.5 mg/mL Oral Suspension as 0.09 mg per pound or 0.2 mg per kg body weight of your dog on the first day of treatment. The following days the dose should be 0.045 mg per pound or 0.1 mg per kg body weight of your dog. The administration of the suspension should be only by the syringes provided with the medicine. Contact your dogโ€™s veterinarian for the exact dosage.

Does the Administration of Meloxidyl Need Any Additional Monitoring?
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Blood tests before and after the start of medication are recommended by the veterinarians to monitor your dogโ€™s kidney and liver function. It may also be done to check gastrointestinal ulceration signs. Your dogโ€™s veterinarian suggests the tests also to monitor the progress of the treatment.

Does Meloxidyl Interact With Other Drugs?
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You should be cautious while administering Meloxidyl with any other drug. Please consult your veterinarian before administration of any drug to your pet. Special attention should be given when administering Meloxidyl with certain anticoagulants, antifungals, diuretics, antibiotics, immunosuppressive drugs, and anesthetics.

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. Warnings: Not for use in humans. Keep this and all medications out of reach of children. Consult a physician in case of accidental ingestion by humans. For oral use in dogs only. As with any NSAID all dogs should undergo a thorough history and physical examination before the initiation of NSAID therapy. Appropriate laboratory testing to establish hematological and serum biochemical baseline data is recommended prior to and periodically during administration. Owner should be advised to observe their dog for signs of potential drug toxicity and be given a client information sheet about Meloxidyl Oral Suspension. Precautions: The safe use of Meloxidyl Oral Suspension in dogs younger than 6 months of age, dogs used for breeding, or in pregnant or lactating dogs has not been evaluated. Meloxicam Oral Suspension is not recommended for use in dogs with bleeding disorders, as safety has not been established in dogs with these disorders. As a class, cyclo-oxygenase inhibitory NSAIDs may be associated with gastrointestinal, renal and hepatic toxicity. Sensitivity to drug-associated adverse events varies with the individual patient. Dogs that have experienced adverse reactions from one NSAID may experience adverse reactions from another NSAID. Patients at greatest risk for renal toxicity are those that are dehydrated, on concomitant diuretic therapy, or those with existing renal, cardiovascular, and/or hepatic dysfunction. Concurrent administration of potentially nephrotoxic drugs should be carefully approached. NSAIDs may inhibit the prostaglandins that maintain normal homeostatic function. Such antiprostaglandin effects may result in clinically significant disease in patients with underlying or pre-existing disease that has not been previously diagnosed. Since NSAIDs possess the potential to induce gastrointestinal ulcerations and/or perforations, concomitant use with other anti-inflammatory drugs, such as NSAIDs or corticosteroids, should be avoided. If additional pain medication is needed after administration of the total daily dose of Meloxidyl Oral Suspension, a non-NSAID or non-corticosteroid class of analgesia should be considered. The use of another NSAID is not recommended. Consider appropriate washout times when switching from corticosteroid use or from one NSAID to another in dogs. The use of concomitantly protein-bound drugs with Meloxidyl Oral Suspension has not been studied in dogs. Commonly used protein-bound drugs include cardiac, anticonvulsant and behavioral medications. The influence of concomitant drugs that may inhibit metabolism of Meloxidyl Oral Suspension has not been evaluated. Drug compatibility should be monitored in patients requiring adjunctive therapy. Adverse Reactions: Field safety was evaluated in 306 dogs. Based on the results of two studies, GI abnormalities (vomiting, soft stools, diarrhea, and inappetance) were the most common adverse reactions associated with the administration of meloxicam. The following table lists adverse reactions and the numbers of dogs that experienced them during the studies. Dogs may have experienced more than one episode of the adverse reaction during the study. In foreign suspected adverse drug reaction (SADR) reporting over a 9 year period, incidences of adverse reactions

Meloxidyl Oral Suspension is packaged with 2 sizes of dosing syringes. The small syringe (blue print) is calibrated for use in dogs under 15 lbs. The large syringe (green print) is calibrated for use in dogs 15 lbs or greater. Only administer Meloxidyl with the provided syringes. The container should never be used as a dropper bottle for administration of Meloxidyl. 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 dogโ€™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

Option UPC/SKU
Oral 100ml 1.5mg/ml 313985968013
32ML 1.5mg/ml 313985968327
1.5mg/ml Oral Suspension 10ml 313985968105
Oral 200ML 1.5mg/ML 313985968204

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