Meloxicam is a member of the oxicam family and they act by inhibiting prostaglandin synthesis. Inhibition of leukocyte infiltration of inflamed tissue and inhibition of bone and cartilage destruction also occur. To a lesser extent there is also inhibition of collagen induced thrombocyte aggregation. Meloxicam exerts anti-inflammatory, anti-exudative,analgesic and antipyretic effects.
Dosage & Administration
For oral administration only, to be given with food.
Initial dose: 0.2mg/kg bodyweight to be given once only.
Maintenance dose: 0.1mg/kg bodyweight to be given daily.
Duration of therapy is at the discretion of the veterinarian and will depend on the condition being treated and the response to therapy.
Available in 15mL, 50mL and 100mL bottles.