One ml contains:
Meloxicam 15 mg
Sodium benzoate 5 mg.
For the full list of excipients, see section 6.1.
White to off-white viscous oral suspension.
Indications for use
Alleviation of inflammation and relief of pain in both acute and chronic musculo-skeletal disorders in horses.
Do not use in pregnant or lactating mares.
Do not use in horses suffering from gastrointestinal disorders such as irritation and haemorrhage, impaired hepatic, cardiac or renal function and haemorrhagic disorders.
Do not use in case of hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients.
Do not use in horses less than 6 weeks of age.
Special warnings for each target species
Special precautions for use
Special precautions for use in animals
Avoid use in any dehydrated, hypovolaemic or hypotensive animal, as there is a potential risk of renal toxicity.
Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the veterinary medicinal product to animals
People with known hypersensitivity to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) should avoid contact with the veterinary medicinal product.
In case of accidental ingestion, seek medical advice immediately and show the package leaflet or the label to the physician.
Isolated cases of adverse reactions typically associated with NSAIDs were observed in clinical trials (slight urticaria, diarrhoea). Symptoms were reversible.
In very rare cases loss of appetite, lethargy, abdominal pain and colitis have been reported.
In very rare cases anaphylactoid reactions which may be serious (including fatal) may occur and should be treated symptomatically.
If adverse reactions occur, treatment should be discontinued and the advice of a veterinarian should be sought.
Use during pregnancy, lactation or lay
Laboratory studies in cattle have not provided any evidence for teratogenic, foetotoxic, or maternotoxic effects. However, no data have been generated in horses. Therefore the use in this species is not recommended during pregnancy and lactation.
Do not administer concurrently with glucocorticoids, other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or with anti-coagulant agents.
Amounts to be administered and administration route
To be administered either mixed with food or directly into the mouth at a dosage of 0.6 mg/kg body weight, once daily, up to 14 days. In case the product is mixed with food, it should be added to a small quantity of food, prior to feeding.
The suspension should be given using the Inflacam measuring syringe provided in the package. The syringe fits onto the bottle and has a 2 ml scale.
Shake well before use.
After administration of the veterinary medicinal product, close the bottle by replacing the cap, wash the measuring syringe with warm water and let it dry.
Avoid introduction of contamination during use.
In the case of overdose symptomatic treatment should be initiated.
Meat and offal: 3 days.
Not authorised for use in lactating animals producing milk for human consumption.
Pharmacotherapeutic group: Anti-inflammatory and Anti-rheumatic products, non-steroids (oxicams).
ATCvet code: QM01AC06.
Meloxicam is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) of the oxicam class which acts by inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis, thereby exerting anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-exudative and antipyretic effects. It reduces leukocyte infiltration into the inflamed tissue. To a minor extent it also inhibits collagen-induced thrombocyte aggregation. Meloxicam also has anti-endotoxic properties because it has been shown to inhibit production of thromboxane B2 induced by intravenous E. coli endotoxin administration in calves and pigs.
When the product is used according to the recommended dosage regime, the oral bioavailability is approximately 98%. Maximal plasma concentrations are obtained after approximately 2–3 hours. The accumulation factor of 1.08 suggests that meloxicam does not accumulate when administered daily.
Approximately 98% of meloxicam is bound to plasma proteins. The volume of distribution is 0.12 l/kg.
The metabolism is qualitatively similar in rats, mini-pigs, humans, cattle and pigs, although quantitatively there are differences. The major metabolites found in all species were the 5-hydroxy- and 5-carboxy- metabolites and the oxalyl- metabolite. The metabolism in horses was not investigated. All major metabolites have been shown to be pharmacologically inactive.
Meloxicam is eliminated with a terminal half-life of 7.7 hours.
Silica, colloidal anhydrous
Citric acid monohydrate
Sorbitol, liquid (non-crystallising)
Disodium phosphate dodecahydrate
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