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Meloxicam is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug used to relieve the symptoms of arthritis, primary dysmenorrhea, fever; and as an analgesic, especially where there is an inflammatory component. *Sold per tablet

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What is Meloxicam Tablet?

Meloxicam is a nonsteroidal ant-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat inflammation and reduce pain associated with acute and chronic musculoskeletal disorders such as osteoarthritis and arthritis in dogs and cats.

Who is Meloxicam Tablet for?

Dogs and Cats

Why use Meloxicam Tablet?

-Effectively reduce pain, inflammation and stiffness in dogs
-Reduces stiffness and increases mobility
-Easy to administer

How does Meloxicam Tablet work?

Meloxicam blocks the enzymes that make prostaglandins (cyclooxygenase 1 and 2) and reduces the levels of prostaglandins. As a result, inflammation and its accompanying symptoms are reduced

Generic Brands:

Mobic

Manufacturer:

Unichem Laboratories

Active ingredient(s):

Meloxicam

How is Meloxicam Tablet sold?

7.5mg & 15 mg Single Tablets

What are the side effects of Meloxicam Tablet?

The most common side effect of NSAIDs is stomach upset, but stomach ulcers may develop, in which case you may see loss of appetite; vomiting; diarrhea; dark, tarry or, bloody stools; or constipation. Side effects involving the kidney include increased thirst and urination, or changes in the urine color or smell. Side effects involving the liver include jaundice (yellowing of the gums, skin, or eyes). Other side effects may include pale gums, lethargy, shedding, incoordination, seizures, or behavioral changes. If any of these side effects are observed, stop treatment and contact your veterinarian.

What special precautions are there?

Speak with your vet 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.

What to do if overdose?

Contact your nearest emergency animal hospital

How can I store Meloxicam Tablet?

Controlled Room Temperature (68 - 77 degrees F)

Helpful Tips:

Arthritis cannot be cured, but the combination of a healthy lifestyle, weight, joint care supplements, and the appropriate NSAID can improve your dog’s quality of life.

Pharmacists are standing by to offer Pet Parent counseling regarding prescription medication purchased from Allivet before and after dispensing. Pharmacists on duty are available Monday-Friday, 9:30AM - 5:30PM EST and will be on call Saturday 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST for consultation.
Initial treatment is a single dose of 0.2 mg meloxicam/kg body weight on the first day, which can be given orally or alternatively using Metacam 5 mg/mL solution for injection.

Treatment is to be continued once daily by oral administration (at 24-hour intervals) at a maintenance dose of 0.1 mg meloxicam/kg body weight.

Each tablet contains either 7.5 mg or 15 mg meloxicam, which corresponds to the daily maintenance dose for a 10 kg body weight dog, or a 25 kg body weight dog respectively.
 
Tablets are scored and dosage should be calculated in half-tablet increments. Improvement is normally seen within 3-4 days. Treatment should be discontinued after 10 days at the latest if no improvement is apparent.
Meloxicam
 
The inactive ingredients in MOBIC tablets include colloidal silicon dioxide, crospovidone, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, povidone, and sodium citrate dihydrate.
 

 

 
What Is Canine/Feline Arthritis?
 

Arthritis is inflammation of the joints that is usually accompanied by pain. The most common form of arthritis in dogs and cats is Osteoarthritis (OA), which is the wear and tear of joints. Osteoarthritis develops as a result to an aging pet.  Feline and canine arthritis can also be caused by Septic arthritis or bacterial arthritis, which is inflammation of a joint due to a bacterial or fungal infection. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) can lead to inflammation of the joints and surrounding tissues. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease, which means the body's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue. Another form of arthritis is called Gout Arthritis, which causes sudden and severe attacks of pain, tenderness, and swelling. 

 
What Causes Arthritis in Cats and Dogs?
 
Although we frequently associate arthritis as a disease that affects older animals, arthritis can affect dogs and cats of any age.  Arthritis is a common disease in older pets, but young and middle age pets can be affected too. Early detection could be the difference in your pet’s quality of life. Many cases go undiagnosed because owners attribute the subtle changes in their pet to be signs of old age that cause the pet to slow down. For this reason, it is important to take careful note of any potential arthritic symptoms that appear in puppies, kittens, cats and dogs.  
  
Feline Arthritis Risk Factors:                                                       

-Feline arthritis is more common in middle aged and older cats.

-Joints that have been injured in the past are more prone to becoming arthritic later.
 
-Cats that are obese are more likely to be affected by arthritis than cats that are lean.
 
-Hip dysplasia is and congenital abnormalities can lead to arthritis.
 
Canine Arthritis Risk Factors:
                                                 
-Up to 70% of dogs in specific breeds which include Labrador retrievers, golden retrievers and German shepherds will be affected by canine arthritis.
 
-Developmental disorders, such as hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, and degenerative joint disease.
 
-Joint conditions such as canine hip dysplasia, the leading cause of lameness in dogs, can increase a dog's risk of developing osteoarthritis because it puts excessive stress on the animal's joints.
 
-Dietary and hormonal disease, such as hyperparathyroidism or obesity.
 
-High-activity and working dogs that participate in demanding activities put repeated stress on their joints
 
What are Symptoms of Arthritis?
 
Feline Arthritis Symptoms
Felines suffering from arthritis may show overall stiffness, swelling of the joints, lethargy, lameness, decreased flexibility and discomfort when you pet or handle them in certain positions. You may also notice subtle behavioral changes, including:
         
-      Decreased activity
         
-      Lapsed litter box habits (due to pain caused by getting in and out of the box)
         
-      Hesitancy to run, jump or climb stairs

Canine Arthritis Symptoms
The apparent symptoms of arthritic dogs and cats are lame or stiff joints that are swollen, painful, and creak. Arthritis pain causes your dogs to change their behavior. You will notice a change in their behavior when they refuse to play due to difficulty running and rising. They won’t be able to jump or climb into bed and they will be constantly licking the joints that ache. They might also develop an aggressive personality due to painful joints.
       
-       Limping
-       Reluctance to climb stairs
-       Falling behind on walks
-       Difficulty rising after laying down
-       Stiffness hours after exercise
-       Repeated licking of a joint
-       Personality changes 
 
 
 
 

 Arthritis Treatment for Cats

 

Your veterinarian may prescribe medication such as Meloxicam or Dexamethasone.

 

 Meloxicam, sold under the brand name Metacam, is a type of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug known as an NSAID.  Meloxicam  is the only type of FDA-approved NSAID available for use in cats. It is used to treat inflammation and reduce pain associated with acute and chronic musculoskeletal disorders such as osteoarthritis and arthritis in dogs.

 

Dexamethasone is many times more potent than other anti-inflammatory and immune suppressing drugs including hydrocortisone and prednisone. As a form of corticosteroid for veterinary use, Dexamethasone is effective in the management of certain inflammatory diseases due to variety of conditions.  It is often mixed with other drugs to treat difficult ear, eye, and skin infections. It reaches every system in the body and therefore is used to treat many disorders.

 

Your veterinarian may also suggest supplements for joint care.  Duralactin Liquid or Duralcatin Feline are derived from milk and can help your companion animal live a comfortable and active life. Duralactin is an ideal therapeutic option for the management of chronic inflammation where neutrophils are known to participate.

 

Arthritis Prevention for Cats

 

Glyco-Flex I for Cats is made from pure freeze-dried Perna canaliculus. This is excellent for the maintenance of joint and connective tissue health.  Perna provides factors for rebuilding and protecting joints in cats and is especially beneficial to those pets predisposed to hip and joint dysfunction.

Cosequin for Cats is very beneficial when added to your cat’s food. Natural chicken and tuna flavored sprinkle capsules for cats containing Chondroitin sulfate, Glucosamine hydrochloride and manganese ascorbate.

Dasuquin joint supplements for cats are a tasty chewable tablet with a proprietary combination of natural glucosamine and ingredients that have been shown to prevent cartilage breakdown, protects existing cartilage and stimulates cartilage production.

Restor-A-Flex helps maintain optimal joint health in dogs and cats by providing the raw material involved in the synthesis of synovial fluid and the connective tissue matrix of skeletal joints. It’s a favorite among pet owners because it is free of potential allergens such as corn, yeast, wheat and dairy products and is formulated without the use of preservatives.

 

 

Your veterinarian may prescribe medication such as Metacam, Rimadyl Chewables or the generic Novax.

Metacam (meloxicam) is a nonsteroidal ant-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat inflammation and reduce pain associated with acute and chronic musculoskeletal disorders such as osteoarthritis and arthritis in dogs.

Rimadyl (Caprofen) is a non steroidal anti- inflammatory drug (NSAID) of the propionic acid class that includes ibuprofen, naproxen, and ketoprofen. Rimadyl is often prescribed for the relief of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis and for the control of postoperative pain associated with soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries in dogs.

Novax is used to treat pain and inflammation from conditions such as arthritis and other joint diseases including hip dysplasia. It is also used to reduce fever. 

 

Arthritis Prevention for Dogs

Joint care begins with your pets diet and can also be maintained with the proper supplements and nutrients. For breeds predisposed to hip dysplasia or joint disease, it is important to implement a joint maintenance routine. Adding Purina Canine JM Joint Mobility to your pet's diet can play a major role of dietary management and arthritis prevention.  

Glyco-Flex I is an innovative leader in joint supplements for dogs. All Glyco-Flex products contain glucosamine and extract of perna mussel plus Dimethylglycine (DMG), an antioxidant that asists in oxygen utilization and circulation in the joints. Glyco Flex maintains and prevents joint problems, recommended for breeds predisposed to hip dysplasia and joint dysfunction.

Cosequin is a nutritional supplement designed to help dogs maintain healthy joints. The ingredients have been scientifically formulated to support and maintain the health of your dog's joints. Cosequin works together to maintain the structure of the cartilage in your dog's joints while inhibiting the enzymes that break down cartilage.

Dasuquin joint supplements for dogs are a tasty chewable tablet with a proprietary combination of natural glucosamine and ingredients that have been shown to work against cartilage breakdown. 

Restor-A-Flex helps maintain optimal joint health in dogs and cats by providing the raw material involved in the synthesis of synovial fluid and the connective tissue matrix of skeletal joints. It’s a favorite among pet owners because it is free of potential allergens such as corn, yeast, wheat and dairy products and is formulated without the use of preservatives.   
 
Make sure that you’re doing all you can to ensure your pet’s good health, both physically and mentally. Our pet’s rely on us to keep them in good health so they can shower us with love and companionship. Your pets trust that you will understand their needs. Here at Allivet, you can trust that your needs are just as important to us. We are with you from prevention, treatment and more.   

 

 
 

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I,m a 66 y/o man...can I use meloxicam for my self....cox I,ve neck pain....thanks1 Answer

I,m a 66 y/o man...can I use meloxicam for my self....cox I,ve neck pain....thanks1 Answer

I,m a 66 y/o man...can I use meloxicam for my self....cox I,ve neck pain....thanks1 Answer

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According to the manufacturer, Initial treatment is a single dose of 0.2 mg meloxicam/kg body weight on the first day, which can be given orally or alternatively using Metacam 5 mg/mL solution for injection. Treatment is to be continued once daily by oral administration (at 24-hour intervals) at a maintenance dose of 0.1 mg meloxicam/kg body weight. Each chewable tablet contains either 1.0 mg or 2.5 mg meloxicam, which corresponds to the daily maintenance dose for a 10 kg body weight dog, or a 25 kg body weight dog respectively. Tablets are scored and dosage should be calculated in half-tablet increments. Improvement is normally seen within 3-4 days. Treatment should be discontinued after 10 days at the latest if no improvement is apparent. The maximum recommended daily oral dose of MELOXICAM is 15 mg. The information is accurate at the time this reply was written. Please consult with your veterinarian before administering..
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