Meloxicam is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) with analgesic and fever reducer effects. It reduces pain, inflammation, and stiffness due to acute and chronic musculoskeletal disorders such as osteoarthritis. Meloxicam requires a prescription from your veterinarian, and is sold per tablet.
Meloxicam starts to relieve pain about 30–60 minutes after administration
Tell your veterinarian if your dog has: an allergy to aspirin or any other NSAID; an ulcer or bleeding in the stomach; liver, or kidney disease; congestive heart failure; fluid retention; bleeding disorders; heart disease or high blood pressure. Tell your veterinarian if your dog is pregnant or lactating. Before giving your pet any prescription or over the counter medications talk to your veterinarian.
Give the missed dose as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and give the next one as directed. Do not give a double dose of the medication.
Contact your veterinarian if your pet has bloody, black or tarry stools, blood in vomit, swelling or rapid weight gain due to fluid retention, unusual fatigue or weakness, yellowing of the eyes, excessive itching, abdominal pain or tenderness as these symptoms could indicate serious side effects. If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving Meloxicam and seek emergency veterinary care: an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; swelling of the lips; tongue or face; hives); muscle cramps; open sores in the mouth; seizures; abdominal cramping. Other less serious side effects may occur. Continue giving Meloxicam and talk to your veterinarian if your pet experiences headache, dizziness, nausea, diarrhea, or constipation, depression, fatigue or weakness, dry mouth.
Store Meloxicam at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep this medication away from children and pets.
Give this medication as directed by your veterinarian. Meloxicam may be given with or without food. Keep plenty of water available for your pet.
|Dogs/Puppies (Over the age of 6 months):
|The usual dose is 0.1mg per pound for the first day followed by 0.05mg per pound once a day thereafter. Keep plenty of water available for pet to drink.
Meloxicam 7.5 mg Tablet: