Lapis ISSN 2398-2969

Meloxicam

Contributor(s): Jill Pearson, Cheryl Blaze

Introduction

Name

  • Meloxicam.

Class of drug

Description

Physical properties

  • Pale yellow suspension.
  • Characteristic odor of honey.

Uses

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Indications

  • Alleviate mild to moderate musculo-skeletal pain and inflammation.
    Analgesic action is enhanced if administered pre-emptively

Administration

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Pharmocokinetics

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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

Other sources of information

  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary.Tennant Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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