Vetameg (Flunixin Meglumine) Injectable, 50 mg/ml Rx
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Vetameg Injectable is a powerful analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and antipyretic agent that offers many benefits for cattle and horses. In cattle, it can control endotoxemia, acute bovine mastitis, and pyrexia caused by BRD (bovine respiratory disease). In horses, it can relieve the visceral pain caused by colic and the pain and inflammation caused by musculoskeletal disorders. Vetameg is a non-steroidal, non-narcotic agent that is safe and effective for many different animals.
Who is Vetameg (Flunixin Meglumine) Injectable, 50 mg/ml for?
Horses and Cattle
Why use Vetameg (Flunixin Meglumine) Injectable, 50 mg/ml?
Vetameg Injectable is a medication used to quickly relieve pain and inflammation in horses and cattle. It also helps to control fever caused by BRD (bovine respiratory disease) in cattle.
How does Vetameg (Flunixin Meglumine) Injectable, 50 mg/ml work?
Flunixin meglumine is a drug used to relieve pain and inflammation in cattle and horses. It also lowers the body's temperature.Vetameg Injectable is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug that stays in the area where it is used for a long time. It helps reduce inflammation for a longer period of time than other drugs.
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Flunixin Meglumine 50 mg/ml
How is Vetameg (Flunixin Meglumine) Injectable, 50 mg/ml sold?
100 ml and 250 ml vials
What are the side effects of Vetameg (Flunixin Meglumine) Injectable, 50 mg/ml?
When administered according to product label directions, there are not any known contraindications to the use of this drug in horses. Do not inject intra-arterially. When accidentally administered intra-arterially to a horse, this drug can cause side effects. These effects may include muscle weakness, hysteria, hyperventilation, incoordination, and ataxia. These symptoms are typically short-term and disappear without intervention within a matter of minutes. Never administer to a horse with a known flunixin meglumine hypersensitivity. Local reactions at the site of an intramuscular injection have been reported in a small number of cases, particularly when injected into the neck. Such reactions include stiffness, induration, sweating, and local swelling. Rarely, nonfatal or fatal clostridial infections and other types of infection have been reported with intramuscular administration. When administered according to product label directions, there are not any known contraindications to the use of this drug in cattle. Never administer to a cow with a known flunixin meglumine hypersensitivity. Administer with caution in cases of suspected gastric ulceration or renal impairment. In both cattle and horses, rare anaphylactic-like reactions have occurred. Some of these reactions have been fatal, particularly after intravenous administration.
What special precautions are there?
Do not give this medicine to horses that will be eaten. Do not give this medicine to calves that will be turned into veal. There is no waiting time before you can eat the meat from these animals. Do not give this medicine to a dry dairy cow. Do not drink the milk from a cow being treated with this product. Wait four days before eating the meat from an animal treated with this product. Keep out of reach of animals and children.
What to do if overdose?
If overdose occurs, please contact your local pet hospital or emergency pet clinic immediately.
How can I store Vetameg (Flunixin Meglumine) Injectable, 50 mg/ml?
Shield from light and store between 36-86°F (2- 30°C).
Follow your veterinarian's directions. In horses, the recommended Flunixin Meglumine dose for treating musculoskeletal disorders is 0.5mg for every pound of body weight administered one time each day. Treatment can be administered intramuscularly or intravenously and repeated for as many as 5 days. Studies have proven activity onset to occur in 2 hours or less. Peak response will be noted between 12 and 16 hours, and activity duration is 24 to 36 hours. To relieve pain caused by equine colic, administer 0.5mg for every pound of body weight administered. Treatment is recommended to be administered intravenously for rapid relief, offering pain relief in under 15 minutes in most cases. Re-treat the horse when colic signs recur. Studies have proven that around 10% of horses ultimately required 1 to 2 additional treatments. Always determine the cause of the colic condition and treat concomitantly. In cattle, the recommended Flunixin Meglumine dose for controlling pyrexia caused by endotoxemia and respiratory illness, and for controlling inflammation associated with endotoxemia, is 1mL to 2mL for every 100 pounds of body weight. Treatment should be administered intramuscularly once daily as an individual dose, or divided into 2 doses and administered 12 hours apart for up to a 3-day period. The total daily dose should never exceed 1mg for every pound of body weight. Never rapidly administer this drug intravenously. To treat acute bovine mastitis, intravenously administer 2mL for every 100 pounds of body weight one time.
Each milliliter of Vetameg 50 mg/mL contains: Flunixin meglumine equivalent to 50 mg flunixin 0.1 mg edetate disodium 2.5 mg sodium formaldehyde sulphoxylate 4.0 mg diethanolamine 207.2 mg propylene glycol 5.0 mg phenol as preservative hydrochloric acid, water for injection q.s.