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Meloxicam is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatorycompound of the oxicam group which acts by inhibition of prostaglandinsynthesis.
Meloxicam exerts anti-inflammatory, anti-exudative,analgesic and antipyretic effects. It inhibits leukocyte infiltration into theinflamed tissue and prevents bone and cartilage destruction. To a minor extent,it also inhibits collagen-induced thrombocyte aggregation.
Alleviation of inflammation and pain in both acuteand chronic musculoskeletal disorders in dogs.
Initial treatment is a single dose of 0.2 mgmeloxicam/kg body weight on the first day. Treatment is to be continued oncedaily by oral administration (at 24-hour intervals) at a maintenance dose of0.1 mg meloxicam body weight. Each chewable contains either 1 mg or 2.5 mgmeloxicam, which corresponds to the daily maintenance dose for a 10 kg or a 25kg body weight dog respectively. Each chewable tablet can be halved foraccurate dosing according to the individual body weight of the animal.Meloxicam chewable tablets can be administered with or without food.