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Meloxidyl 0.5 mg/ml oral suspension for cats


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Meloxidyl 0.5 mg/ml oral suspension for cats is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) for use in cats for the alleviation of inflammation and pain in chronic musculo-skeletal disorders in cats.

Data Sheets

Meloxidyl® 0.5 mg/ml oral suspension for cats Species:Cats

Therapeutic indication:Pharmaceuticals: Anti-inflammatory preparations: Oral: Other NSAIDs

Active ingredient:Meloxicam

Product:Meloxidyl® 0.5 mg/ml oral suspension for cats

Product index:Meloxidyl oral suspension for cats

Qualitative and quantitative composition

One ml of Meloxidyl 0.5 mg/ml oral suspension for cats contains:

Active substance:
Meloxicam 0.5 mg

Sodium benzoate (E 211) 2.0 mg

For the full list of excipients, see Pharmaceutical particulars.

Pharmaceutical form

Oral suspension. Pale yellow suspension.

Clinical particulars

Target species


Indications for use, specifying the target species

Alleviation of mild to moderate post-operative pain and inflammation following surgical procedures in cats, e.g. orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery.
Alleviation of pain and inflammation in chronic musculo-skeletal disorders in cats.


Do not use in pregnant or lactating animals.

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

Special warnings for each target species


Special precautions for use

Special precautions for use in animals

If adverse reactions occur, treatment should be discontinued and the advice of a veterinarian should be sought.
Avoid use in any dehydrated, hypovolaemic or hypotensive animal, as there is a potential risk of renal toxicity.

Post-operative pain and inflammation following surgical procedures: In case additional pain relief is required, multimodal pain therapy should be considered.

Chronic musculoskeletal disorders: Response to long-term therapy should be monitored at regular intervals by a veterinary surgeon.

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.

Adverse reactions (frequency and seriousness)

Typical adverse reactions of NSAIDs such as loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhoea, faecal occult blood, apathy and renal failure have occasionally been reported. These side effects are in most cases transient and disappear following termination of the treatment but in very rare cases may be serious or fatal.

Use during pregnancy, lactation or lay

The safety of the veterinary medicinal product has not been established during pregnancy and lactation (See Contraindications).

Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction

Other NSAIDs, diuretics, anticoagulants, aminoglycoside antibiotics and substances with high protein binding may compete for binding and thus lead to toxic effects. Meloxidyl must not be administered in conjunction with other NSAIDs or glucocorticosteroids. Concurrent administration of potential nephrotoxic drugs should be avoided.

Pre-treatment with anti-inflammatory substances may result in additional or increased adverse effects and accordingly a treatment-free period with such drugs should be observed for at least 24 hours before commencement of treatment. The treatment-free period, however, should take into account the pharmacological properties of the products used previously.

Amounts to be administered and administration route


Post-operative pain and inflammation following surgical procedures:

After initial treatment with meloxicam 2 mg/ml solution for injection for cats, continue treatment 24 hours later with Meloxidyl 0.5 mg/ml oral suspension for cats at a dosage of 0.05 mg meloxicam/kg bodyweight. The oral follow-up dose may be administered once daily (at 24 hour intervals) for up to four days.

Chronic musculo-skeletal disorders:

Initial treatment is a single oral dose of 0.1 mg meloxicam/kg body weight on the first day.
Treatment is to be continued once daily by oral administration (at 24-hour intervals) at a maintenance dose of 0.05 mg meloxicam/kg body weight.

Particular care should be taken with regard to the accuracy of dosing. The recommended dose should not be exceeded.

A clinical response is normally seen within 7 days. Treatment should be discontinued after 14 days at the latest if no clinical improvement is apparent.

Route and method of administration:

Shake well before use. To be administered orally either mixed with food or directly into the mouth. The suspension can be given using the measuring syringe provided in the package. The syringe fits onto the bottle and has a kg-body weight scale (from 1 kg to 10 kg) which corresponds to the maintenance dose. Thus for initiation of the therapy on the first day, twice the maintenance volume will be required.

Avoid introduction of contamination during use.

Overdose (symptoms, emergency procedures, antidotes), if necessary

Meloxicam has a narrow therapeutic safety margin in cats and clinical signs of overdose may be seen at relatively small overdose levels.

In case of overdose, adverse reactions, as listed in section Adverse reactions, are expected to be more severe and more frequent. In the case of overdose symptomatic treatment should be initiated.

Withdrawal period(s)

Not applicable.

Pharmacological particulars

Pharmacotherapeutic group: Antiinflammatory and antirheumatic products, non-steroids (oxicams) ATCvet code: QM01AC06

Pharmacodynamic properties

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. In vitro and in vivo studies demonstrated that meloxicam inhibits cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) to a greater extent than cyclooxygenase-1 (COX-1).

Pharmacokinetic particulars


If the animal is fasted when dosed, the maximal plasma concentrations are obtained after approximately 3 hours. If the animal is fed at the time of dosing, the absorption may be slightly delayed.


There is a linear relationship between the dose administered and plasma concentration observed in the therapeutic dose range. Approximately 97% of meloxicam is bound to plasma proteins.


Meloxicam is predominantly found in plasma and is also a major biliary excretion product whereas urine contains only traces of the parent compound. Five major metabolites have been identified. Meloxicam is metabolised to an alcohol, an acid derivative and to several polar metabolites. As for other species investigated, the main pathway of meloxicam biotransformation in cat is oxidation and there are no pharmacologically active metabolites.


Meloxicam is eliminated with a half-life of 24 hours. The detection of metabolites from the parent compound in urine and faeces, but not in plasma is indicative for their rapid excretion. 21% of the recovered dose is eliminated in urine (2% as unchanged meloxicam, 19% as metabolites) and 79% in the faeces (49% as unchanged meloxicam, 30% as metabolites).

Pharmaceutical particulars

List of excipients

Xanthan gum, Silica colloidal anhydrous, Sorbitol liquid non-crystallising, Glycerol, Xylitol, Sodium benzoate (E 211), Citric acid anhydrous, Purified water.

Major incompatibilities

None known.

Shelf life

Shelf life of the veterinary medicinal product as packaged for sale: 30 months

Shelf life after first opening the immediate packaging: 6 months

Special precautions for storage

This veterinary medicinal product does not require any special storage conditions.

Nature and composition of immediate packaging

Material of the primary container:

High density polyethylene bottle with high density polyethylene tamper evidence screw cap. Type III glass bottle with high density polyethylene tamper evidence screw cap. Low density polyethylene syringe insert for the polypropylene measuring syringe.

Pack sizes:

Cardboard box containing 15 ml high density polyethylene bottle with one measuring syringe.

Cardboard box containing 5 ml glass bottle with one measuring syringe.

The measuring syringe has a kg-body weight scale for cats (1 to 10 kg).

Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

Special precautions for the disposal of unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from the use of such products

Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from such veterinary medicinal products should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.

Marketing Authorisation Holder (if different from distributor)

Ceva Santé Animale, 10 av. de La Ballastière, 33500 Libourne, France

Marketing Authorisation Number

UK(GB): Vm 15052/5011

UK(NI): EU/2/06/070/008,010

Significant changes

Date of the first authorisation or date of renewal

Date of first authorisation: 15.01.2007

Date of last renewal: 19.12.2011

Date of revision of the text

Detailed information on this veterinary medicinal product is available on the website of the European Medicines Agency

Any other information


Not applicable

Legal category

Legal category:POM-V


GTIN description:Meloxidyl Cat 5 ml


GTIN description:Meloxidyl Cat 15 ml



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Frequently Asked Questions

what is the delivery charge for mainland uk for 15 ml Meloxidyl for a cat, please?

Standard delivery £2.99

dosage rate for a cat weighing 3.6kg?

This is a prescription only medicine, please speak to the prescribing vet regarding the dosage they wish you to give 

Dosage rate for cat weighing 5.4 kg?

Please speak to the prescribing veterinary surgeon 

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