Meloxicam 2% Injection

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, ant exudative, analgesic and antipyretic properties.

Product Description

Composition:

Each ml contains

Meloxicam………………………20 mg

Excipients………………………1 ml

Description:

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, ant exudative, analgesic and antipyretic properties.

Indication:

Cattle: For use in acute respiratory infection and diarrhoea in combination with appropriate antibiotic therapy to reduce clinical symptoms in calves and young cattle.

For use in acute mastitis, in combination with antibiotic therapy, as appropriate, to reduce clinical symptoms in lactating cows.

Pigs: For use in acute non-infectious locomotor disorders to reduce the symptoms of lameness and inflammation. For use in puerperal septicaemia and toxaemia (mastitis-metritisagalactica syndrome) with appropriate antibiotic therapy to reduce clinical signs of inflammation, oppose the effects of endotoxins and hasten recovery.

Horses: For single dose rapid initiation of therapy of musculoskeletal disorders and relief of pain associated with colic.

Dosage and Administration:

Cattle: Single subcutaneous or intravenous injection at a dosage of 0.5 mg meloxicam/kg bw(i.e.2.5 ml/100kg bw) in combination with antibiotic therapy or with oral re-hydration therapy, as appropriate.

Pigs: Single intramuscular injection at a dosage of 0.4 mg meloxicam/kg bw(i.e.2.0 ml/100 kg bw) in combination with antibiotic therapy, as appropriate. If required, repeated after 24 hours.

Horses: Single intravenous injection at a dosage of 0.6 mg meloxicam bw(i.e.3.0 ml/100kg bw). For use in the alleviation of inflammation and the relief of pain in both acute and chronic musculo-skeletal disorders, Metcam 15 mg/ml oral suspention may be used for continuation of treatment at a dosage of 0.6 mg meloxicam/kg bw, 24 hours after administration of the injectio.

Contraindication:

Do not use in horse less than 6 weeks of age.

Do not use in animals suffering from impaired hepatic, cardiac or renal function and haemorrhagic disorder, or where there is evidence of ulcerogenic gastrointedtinal lesions.

Do not use in cases of hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients.

For the treatment of diarrhoea in cattle, do not use in animals of less than one week of age.

Withdrawal period:

Cattle: Meat and offal 15 days; Milk 5 days.

Pigs: Meat and offal: 5 days.

Horses: Meat and offal: 5 days.

Storage:

Store below 25ºC, in a cool and dry place, and protect from light.

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