Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Flunixin meglumine

Contributor(s): Paul Gerding

Introduction

Name

  • Flunixin meglumine.
In July 2018 the Veterinary Medicines Directorate suspended the supply of products, for food-producing animals, containing the excipient diethanolamine. This suspension affects many products containing flunixin. Full details can be found here.

Class of drug

  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory.

Description

Chemical name

  • 2-[[2-methyl-3-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]amino]-3-pyridinecarboxylic acid.

Molecular formula

  • C14H11F3N2O2.C7H17NO5.

Physical properties

  • Pale sterile solution.
  • Tablets.

Storage requirements

  • Between 2-25°C.

Uses

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Indications

  • Inflammation and pain.
  • Endotoxic shock.

Administration

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Precautions

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Derived fromThe Veterinary Formulary.5th edn (2001) Ed: Bishop Y. Pharmaceutical Press; published is association with the British Veterinary Association, UK.

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