ostilox-meloxicam-injection non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) medication for use in dogs and cats. Can be administered either IV or SQ in dogs and SQ in cats, controls post-operative pain/inflammation in cats and pain control/inflammation associated with osteoarthritis (OA) in dogs.
ostilox-meloxicam-injection Oral Suspension is indicated for the control of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis in dogs.
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- Each mL of ostilox-meloxicam-injection Suspension contains 1.5 mg of meloxicam.
- OstiLox is available in 10 mL, 32 mL, 100 mL and 2 x 100 mL bottles, each including small and large syringes calibrated for accurate dosing.
- The calibrated syringes allow for accurate administration of both the initial and daily maintenance doses for petsof all weights.
- ostilox-meloxicam-injection can be mixed with food or dosed directly into the mouth.
- When administered orally with food, it has nearly 100% bioavailability. 100% bioavailable means all of the active ingredient will be able to have an effect.
- Unlike NSAID tablets, OstiLox Oral Suspension does not require splitting of tablets for accurate dosing in dogs.
- ostilox-meloxicam-injection is packaged with two conveniently-sized dosing syringes:
- Small syringe calibrated in 1 lb increments for use in dogs less than 30 pounds
- Large syringe calibrated in 5 lb increments for dosing dogs 30 pounds and over
ostilox-meloxicam-injection 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 OstiLox with the provided syringes. The container should never be used as a dropper bottle for administration of OstiLox. Dogs under 30 lbs (13.6 kg) Shake well before use, then remove cap. OstiLox 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, OstiLox 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. OstiLox 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.
Storage Directions ostilox-meloxicam-injection
Keep away from children and pets. Store at controlled room temperature 68-77°F (20-25°C). Excursions permitted between 59°F and 86°F (15°C and 30°C). Brief exposure to temperature up to 104° F (40°C) may be tolerated provided the mean kinetic temperature does not exceed 77°F (25°C); however such exposure should be minimized.
The safe use of ostilox-meloxicam-injection 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.
Dogs with known hypersensitivity to meloxicam should not receive OstiLox Oral Suspension. DO NOT USE ostilox-meloxicam-injection IN CATS. ACUTE RENAL FAILURE AND DEATH HAVE BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF MELOXICAM IN CATS.
Possible Side Effects of ostilox-meloxicam-injection
During a field study with 306 dogs, the following symptoms were observed: vomiting, diarrhea or soft stool, bloody stool, inappetence, bleeding gums after a dental procedure, lethargy or swollen carpus, epiphora.