One ml contains 20mg meloxicam and 159.8 mg of ethanol (96 percent).
For use in acute respiratory infection with appropriate antibiotic therapy to reduce clinical signs in cattle. For use in diarrhoea in combination with oral re-hydration therapy to reduce clinical signs in calves of over one week of age and young, non-lactating cattle. For adjunctive therapy in the treatment of acute mastitis, in combination with antibiotic therapy.
For use in non-infectious locomotor disorders to reduce the symptoms of lameness and inflammation. For adjunctive therapy in the treatment of puerperal septicaemia and toxaemia (mastitis-metritis-agalactia syndrome) with appropriate antibiotic therapy.
For use in the alleviation of inflammation and relief of pain in both acute and chronic musculo-skeletal disorders. For the relief of pain associated with equine colic.
Directions for Use:
Dosage and administration
Single subcutaneous or intravenous injection at a dosage of 0.5 mg meloxicam/kg body weight (i.e. 2.5 ml/100 kg body weight) in combination with antibiotic therapy or with oral re-hydration therapy, as appropriate.
Single intramuscular injection at a dosage of 0.4 mg meloxicam/kg body weight (i.e. 2.0 ml/100 kg body weight) in combination with antibiotic therapy, as appropriate. If required, a second administration of meloxicam can be given after 24 hours.
Single intravenous injection at a dosage of 0.6 mg meloxicam/kg body weight (i.e. 3.0 ml/100 kg body weight). For use in the alleviation of inflammation and the relief of pain in both acute and chronic musculoskeletal disorders, Rheumocam 15 mg/ml oral suspension may be used for continuation of treatment at a dosage of 0.6 mg meloxicam/kg body weight, 24 hours after administration of the injection.
Advice on correct administration
Avoid introduction of contamination during use. Maximum number of piercings is 14 for the 20 ml, 50 ml and 100 ml stoppers and 20 for the 250 ml stopper.
Do not use in horses less than 6 weeks of age.
Do not use in pregnant or lactating mares.
Do not use in animals suffering from impaired hepatic, cardiac or renal function and haemorrhagic disorders, or where there is evidence of ulcerogenic gastrointestinal lesions.
Do not use in case of hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients.
For the treatment of diarrhoea in cattle, do not use in animals of less than one week of age.
In cattle and pigs, subcutaneous, intramuscular as well as intravenous administration is well tolerated; only a slight transient swelling at the injection site following subcutaneous administration was observed in less than 10 % of the cattle treated in clinical studies.
In horses, a transient swelling at the injection site can occur but resolves without intervention. In very rare cases anaphylactoid reactions may occur and should be treated symptomatically.
If you notice any serious effects or other effects not mentioned in this leaflet, please inform your veterinary surgeon.
Precautions for use in animals:
If adverse reactions occur, treatment should be discontinued and the advice of a veterinarian should be sought.
Avoid use in very severely dehydrated, hypovolaemic or hypotensive animals which require parenteral rehydration, as there may be a potential risk of renal toxicity.
In case of inadequate relief of pain when used in the treatment of equine colic, careful re-evaluation of the diagnosis should be made as this could indicate the need for surgical intervention.
Accidental self-injection may give rise to pain. People with known hypersensitivity to Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) should avoid contact with the veterinary medicinal product.
In case of accidental self-injection, seek medical advice immediately and show this package leaflet or the label to the physician.
Use during pregnancy and lactation:
Cattle and pigs: Can be used during pregnancy and lactation.
Horses: See section "Contraindications".
Do not administer concurrently with glucocorticosteroids, other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or with anti-coagulant agents.
In the case of overdose, symptomatic treatment should be initiated.
Cattle: Meat and offal: 10 days Milk: 84 hours
Pigs: Meat and offal: 3 days
Horses: Meat and offal: 28 days. Not authorised for use in horses producing milk for human consumption
Keep out of reach of children.
Dispose of empty container by wrapping with paper and putting in garbage.
Store below 25oC (air conditioning). Not to be used after 28 days of opening.
Cardboard box containing one colourless glass injection vial of 20 ml, 50 ml, 100 ml or 250 ml.
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Rheumocam 20mg/ml Solution for Injection - For Animal Treatment Only