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This information is provided by Provet for educational purposes only.

You should seek the advice of your veterinarian if your pet is ill as only he or she can correctly advise on the diagnosis and recommend the treatment that is most appropriate for your pet.

Meloxicam is a commonly prescribed drug in veterinary practice but there are some circumstances when it should not be prescribed

Meloxicam should not be administered to :

  • Animals with clinical or subclinical :
    • Bleeding disorders
    • Cardiac disease*
    • Dehydration*
    • Hypotension*
    • Hypovolaemia*
    • Kidney disease*
    • Liver disease*
    • Gastrointestinal inflammation - ulcers or bleeding
  • Animals being treated with NSAIDs or other potentially nephrotoxic drugs
  • Animals being treated with aminoglycoside antimicrobial drugs
  • Animals being treated with corticosteroids
  • Animals being treated with anticoagulants
  • Pregnant animals
  • Lactating animals
  • Animals with meloxicam sensitivity
  • Animals undergoing surgery

Meloxicam should be avoided, or used with great care and at a reduced dose rate in :

  • Animals under 6 weeks of age
  • Old animals - which should be screened for subclinical disease* prior to use of this drug.

Concurrent use of certain drugs should be avoided for up to 24 hours after the administration of meloxicam, including :

  • Other NSAIDs
  • Aminoglycoside antimicrobial drugs
  • Corticosteroids
  • Anticoagulants
  • ACE inhibitors and other vasodilators
  • Diuretics - at high doses
  • Protein-bound drugs


Updated January 2016