Meloxidyl (Meloxicam) 1.5 mg/ml Oral Suspension
This item requires prescription approval.
Prescription medications are currently limited to CA residents. More states coming soon!!
- Product Description
- Safety Information
- Side Effects
- Additional Information
Meloxidyl (mel-ox-i-dill) Oral Suspension is an anti-inflammatory drug used to treat pain and inflammation and increase mobility in dogs with osteoarthritis.
- Reduces pain and inflammation
- Highly palatable formula
- Increases mobility in your dog
- Easy to administer liquid
- Covers different forms of arthritis
Consult with your veterinarian for proper dosage and course of treatment.
Meloxidyl Oral Suspension is not intended for use on cats.
Do not use on dogs that have bloody stool or with pre-existing kidney and liver conditions.
Pets that are taking other NSAIDs (carprofen, etodolac, firocoxib, deracoxib), aspirin, or corticosteroids (prednisone,methylprednisolone, dexamethasone), have a greater chance of experiencing averse side effects. Ask your veternarian for more information.
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.
Food and Drug Interactions
Other mediations can interact with Meloxidyl Oral Suspension, be sure to disclose every medication and suppliment that is given to your dog before starting Meloxidyl.
Given with food.
Ketoconazole should be given with food. Giving it with a fatty food such as butter, cream or cheese helps the drug to be absorbed.
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
Possible Side Effects
Meloxidyl Oral Suspension is tolerated well in most animals. Side effects may include decreased appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, and lethargy
Side effects that may become serious include vomiting, diarrhea including black tarry and bright red stool, weakness, decreased appetite or changes in skin (redness, scabs, itchiness)
Contact your veterinarian if you believe your pet is experiencing side effects.
Store at controlled room temperature 68-77° F