Acticam (meloxicam) – Summary of product characteristics - QM01AC06
Updated on site: 08-Feb-2018
1.NAME OF THE VETERINARY MEDICINAL PRODUCT
Acticam 5 mg/ml solution for injection for dogs and cats.
2.QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE COMPOSITION
Each ml contains:
Meloxicam 5 mg.
Ethanol, anhydrous 150 mg.
For a full list of excipients, see section 6.1.
Solution for injection.
A clear yellow solution.
Dogs and cats.
4.2Indications for use, specifying the target species
Alleviation of inflammation and pain in both acute and chronic
Do not use in pregnant or lactating animals.
Do not use in animals suffering from gastrointestinal disorders such as irritation and haemorrhage, impaired hepatic, cardiac or renal function and haemorrhagic disorders.
Do not use in case of hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients. Do not use in animals less than 6 weeks of age nor in cats of less than 2 kg.
Do not use an oral
4.4Special warnings for each target species
4.5 Special precautions for use
Special precautions for use in animals
If side effects occur, treatment should be discontinued.
Avoid use in any dehydrated, hypovolaemic or hypotensive animal, as there is a potential risk of increased renal toxicity.
Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the veterinary medicinal product to animals
People with known hypersensitivity to meloxicam should avoid contact with the veterinary medicinal product.
In case of accidental
4.6Adverse reactions (frequency and seriousness)
Typical adverse reactions of NSAIDs such as loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhoea, faecal occult blood, lethargy and renal failure have occasionally been reported. In very rare cases elevated liver enzymes have been reported. In dogs, in very rare cases, haemorrhagic diarrhoea, haematemesis and gastrointestinal ulceration have been reported. In dogs, these side effects occur generally within the first treatment week and are in most cases transient and disappear following termination of the treatment but in very rare cases may be serious or fatal. In very rare cases anaphylactoid reactions may occur and should be treated symptomatically.
If adverse reactions occur, treatment should be discontinued and the advice of a veterinarian should be sought.
The frequency of adverse reactions is defined using the following convention:
−very common (more than 1 in 10 animals displaying adverse reactions during the course of one treatment)
−common (more than 1 but less than 10 animals in 100 animals)
−uncommon (more than 1 but less than 10 animals in 1,000 animals)
−rare (more than 1 but less than 10 animals in 10,000 animals)
−very rare (less than 1 animal in 10,000 animals, including isolated reports).
4.7Use during pregnancy, lactation or lay
The safety of the veterinary medicinal product has not been established during pregnancy and lactation (see 4.3).
4.8Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
Other NSAIDs, diuretics, anticoagulants, aminoglycoside antibiotics and substances with high protein binding may compete for binding and thus lead to toxic effects. Acticam must not be administered in conjunction with other NSAIDs or glucocorticosteroids. Concurrent administration of potential nephrotoxic drugs should be avoided. In animals at anaesthetic risk (e.g. aged animals) intravenous or subcutaneous fluid therapy during anaesthesia should be taken into consideration. When anaesthesia and NSAID are concomitantly administered, a risk for renal function cannot be excluded.
4.9Amounts to be administered and administration route
Single subcutaneous injection at a dosage of 0.2 mg meloxicam/kg body weight (i.e. 0.4 ml/10 kg body weight).
Single intravenous or subcutaneous injection at a dosage of 0.2 mg meloxicam/kg body weight (i.e. 0.4 ml/10 kg body weight) before surgery, for example at the time of induction of anaesthesia.
Single subcutaneous injection at a dosage of 0.3 mg meloxicam/kg body weight (i.e. 0.06 ml/kg body weight) before surgery, for example at the time of induction of anaesthesia.
Particular care should be taken with regard to the accuracy of dosing.
Avoid introduction of contamination during use.
4.10 Overdose (symptoms, emergency procedures, antidotes), if necessary
In the case of over dosage symptomatic treatment should be initiated.
4.11 Withdrawal period
Pharmacotherapeutic group: Antiinflammatory and antirheumatic products,
Meloxicam is a
Following subcutaneous administration, meloxicam is completely bioavailable and maximal mean plasma concentrations of 0.73 μg/ml in dogs and 1.1 μg/ml in cats were reached approximately 2.5 hours and 1.5 hours post administration, respectively.
There is a linear relationship between the dose administered and plasma concentration observed in the therapeutic dose range in dogs. More than 97 % of meloxicam is bound to plasma proteins. The volume of distribution is 0.3 l/kg in dogs and 0.09 l/kg in cats.
In dogs, meloxicam is predominantly found in plasma and is also a major biliary excretion product whereas urine contains only traces of the parent compound. Meloxicam is metabolised to an alcohol, an acid derivative and to several polar metabolites. All major metabolites have been shown to be pharmacologically inactive.
Meloxicam is eliminated with a
6.1List of excipients
Water for injection
In the absence of compatibility studies, this veterinary medicinal product must not be mixed with other veterinary medicinal products.
6.4.Special precautions for storage
This veterinary medicinal product does not require any special storage conditions.
6.5Nature and composition of immediate packaging
Colourless type I glass injection vial of 10 ml, closed with a grey EPDM rubber stopper and sealed with a flip off aluminium seal.
6.6Special precautions for the disposal of unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from the use of such products
Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from such veterinary medicinal products should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.
7.MARKETING AUTHORISATION HOLDER
8.MARKETING AUTHORISATION NUMBER
9.DATE OF FIRST AUTHORISATION/RENEWAL OF THE AUTHORISATION
Date of first authorisation: 09/12/2008
Date of last renewal: ...
10.DATE OF REVISION OF THE TEXT
Detailed information on this veterinary medicinal product is available on the website of the European Medicines Agency (http://www.ema.europa.eu/).
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