Rheumocam 5mg/ml Solution for Injection for Cats & Dogs.

Uses

Dogs:

Alleviation of inflammation and pain in both acute and chronic musculo-skeletal disorders. Reduction of post-operative pain and inflammation following orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery.

Cats:

Reduction of post-operative pain after ovariohysterectomy and minor soft tissue surgery.

Dosage and administration

Dogs: single administration of 0.2 mg meloxicam /kg body weight (i.e. 0.4 ml/10 kg).

Cats: single administration of 0.3 mg meloxicam/kg body weight (i.e. 0.06 ml/kg).

Method and routes of administration Dogs:

Musculo-skeletal disorders: single subcutaneous injection. Rheumocam 1.5 mg/ml Oral Suspension for Dogs or Rheumocam 1 mg and 2.5 mg Chewable Tablets for Dogs may be used for continuation of treatment at a dosage of 0.1 mg meloxicam/kg body weight, 24 hours after administration of the injection. Reduction of post-operative pain (over a period of 24 hours): single intravenous or subcutaneous injection before surgery, for example, at the time of induction of anaesthesia.

Cats:

Reduction of post-operative pain after ovariohysterectomy and minor soft tissue surgery: single subcutaneous injection before surgery, for example, at the time of induction of anaesthesia.

Particular care should be taken with regard to the accuracy of dosing.

Avoid introduction of contamination during use.

Maximum number of piercings is 42 for all presentations.

Contra-indications, warnings, etc

Do not use in animals 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 animals less than 6 weeks of age nor in cats of less than 2 kg.

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. During anaesthesia, monitoring and fluid therapy should be considered as standard practice. Any oral follow-up therapy using meloxicam or other Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) should not be administered in cats, as appropriate dosage regimens for such follow-up treatments have not been established.

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