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Loxicom (meloxicam) Oral Suspension 1.5 mg/ml, 32 ml

Loxicom (meloxicam) Oral Suspension 1.5 mg/ml, 32 ml


 
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Loxicom Oral Suspension

Non-Steroidal - Anti-Inflammatory For Dogs

Loxicom Oral Suspension (meloxicam) (generic to Metacam) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) medication for 24 hour relief from pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis in dogs. Loxicom is a sweetened suspension readily accepted by dogs. Loxicom is convenient to administer and allows a precise dosage.

Every bottle of Loxicom includes 2 dosing syringes: a small syringe for dogs under 15 lbs, and a large syringe for dogs over 15 lbs. The dosing syringes allow for precise dose of NSAIDs needed down to the pound.

Dosage for Administration:
Loxicom Oral Suspension is packaged with 2 sizes of dosing syringes. The small syringe is calibrated in 1-lb increments for use in dogs under 30 lbs. The large syringe is calibrated in 5-lb increments (up to 160 lbs.) and should be used for dosing dogs that are 30 lbs and over. Only administer Loxicom with the provided syringes. The container should never be used as a dropper bottle for administration of Loxicom.

Carefully consider the potential benefits and risk of
Loxicom and other treatment options before deciding to use Loxicom. Use the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration consistent with individual response. Loxicom Oral Suspension should be administered initially at 0.09 mg/lb (0.2 mg/kg) body weight only on the first day of treatment. For all treatments after day 1, Loxicom Oral Suspension should be administered once daily at a dose of 0.045 mg/lb (0.1 mg/kg). The syringes are calibrated to deliver the daily maintenance dose in pounds.

Dogs under 30 lbs (13.6 kg)
Shake well before use, then remove cap. Loxicom Oral Suspension can be given either mixed with food or placed directly into the mouth. Particular care should be given with regard to the accuracy of dosing. To prevent accidental overdosing of small dogs, only use the small dosing syringe. The large syringe provided should not be used to measure doses for dogs weighing less than 30 lbs (13.6 kg). For dogs under 30 lbs, use the small dosing syringe provided in the package (see dosing procedure below). The small dosing syringe fits onto the bottle and has dosing marks in 1-lb increments, designed to deliver the daily maintenance dose of 0.045 mg/lb (0.1 mg/kg). For dogs between 1 - 29 lbs, Loxicom can be given using the marks on the small dosing syringe. When using the small dosing syringe, the dog’s weight should be rounded down to the nearest 1-lb increment. Replace and tighten cap after use.
Dogs 30 lbs (13.6 kg) and over
Shake well before use, then remove cap. Loxicom may be either mixed with food or placed directly into the mouth. Particular care should be given with regard to the accuracy of dosing. To prevent accidental overdosing of small dogs, do not use the large syringe in animals weighing less than 30 pounds. For dogs 30 lbs or greater, the large dosing syringe provided in the package should be used (see dosing procedure below). The large dosing syringe fits onto the bottle and has dosing marks in 5-lb increments (up to 160 lbs), designed to deliver the daily maintenance dose of 0.045 mg/lb (0.1 mg/kg). When using the large syringe, the dog’s weight should be rounded down to the nearest 5-lb increment. Replace and tighten cap after use.

Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian

Contraindications: Dogs with known hypersensitivity to meloxicam should not receive Loxicom Oral Suspension. Do not use Loxicom Oral Suspension in cats. Acute renal failure and death have been associated with the use of meloxicam in cats.

Precautions: The safe use of Loxicom Oral Suspension in dogs younger than 6 months of age, dogs used for breeding, or in pregnant or lactating dogs has not been evaluated. Meloxicam is not recommended for use in dogs with bleeding disorders, as safety has not been established in dogs with these disorders.

Meloxicam, like other NSAIDs, is not free from adverse reactions. Owners should be advised of the potential for adverse reactions and be informed of the clinical signs associated with NSAID intolerance. Adverse reactions may include vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, decreased appetite and behavioral changes. Dog owners should contact their veterinarian immediately if possible adverse reactions are observed, and dog owners should be advised to discontinue Loxicom therapy.

How Supplied:
Loxicom Oral Suspension 1.5 mg/mL: 10, 32 and 100 mL dropper bottles with two measuring syringes

Store at controlled room temperature 59-86°F (15-30°C).

Rx Medication Sold Only To Licensed Veterinarians & Pharmacies. Current License Must Be On File Prior To Shipping.

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