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Meloxicam

6guinea pig
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Mark Naguib


Introduction

Name

  • Meloxicam.

Class of drug

  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).

Description

Molecular formula

  • C14H13N3O4S2.

Physical properties

  • Pale yellow suspension.
  • Characteristic odor of honey.

Uses

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Indications

  • Alleviate mild to moderate musculoskeletal pain and inflammation.
Analgesic action is enhanced if adminstered pre-emptively.

Administration

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Pharmacokinetics

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

Fluoroquinolones
  • Increase risk of convulsions (in man).
Anti-hypertensives, eg beta-blockers
  • Hypotensive effects may be antagonized.
Diuretics, aminoglycosides
  • May increase risk of nephrotoxicity.

with diagnostic tests

  • May cause false low values for T3 and T4.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Publications

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Jain N K, Kulkarni S K & Singh A (2002) Modulation of NSAID-induced antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory effects by alpha2-adrenoceptor agonists with gastroprotective effects. Life Science 70 (24), 2857-2869 PubMed.
  • Gleeson M, Hawkins M G, Howerton C L, Kass P H & Lee Y S (2016) Evaluating Postoperative Parameters in Guinea Pigs (Cavia porcellus) Following Routine Orchiectomy. J Exotic Pet Med 25 (3) 242-252 ScienceDirect.

Other sources of information

  • Meredith A (2015) Ed BSAVA Small Animal Formulary. Part B: Exotic Pets. 9th edn. BSAVA, United Kingdom. pp 195.
  • Quesenberry K E & Carpenter J W (2012) Formulary. In: Ferrets, Rabbits and Rodents: Clinical Medicine and Surgery, 3rd edn. pp 566-575.
  • Tennant Bryn (1999) Small Animal Formulary. 3rd edn. BSAVA, UK.

Organisation(s)

  • National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) Compendium of Data Sheets for Animal Medicines. Website: www.noahcompendium.co.uk.
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