Patient leaflet - Acticam
9. ADVICE ON CORRECT ADMINISTRATION
Particular care should be taken with regard to the accuracy of dosing.
10. WITHDRAWAL PERIOD(S)
11. SPECIAL STORAGE PRECAUTIONS
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
This veterinary medicinal product does not require any special storage conditions.
Shelf-life after first opening the container: 28 days.
Do not use this veterinary medicinal product after the expiry date which is stated on the carton and the vial after EXP. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
For post-operative pain relief in cats, safety has only been documented after thiopental/halothane anaesthesia.
Special precautions for use in animals:
If side effects occur, treatment should be discontinued and the advice of a veterinarian should be sought.
Avoid use in any dehydrated, hypovolaemic or hypotensive animal, as there is a potential risk of increased renal toxicity.
Any oral follow-up therapy using meloxicam or other NSAIDs should not be administered in cats, as appropriate dosage regimens for such follow-up treatments have not been established.
Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the veterinary medicinal product to animals:
Accidental self-injection may give rise to pain. People with known hypersensitivity to meloxicam should avoid contact with the veterinary medicinal product.
In case of accidental self-injection, seek medical advice immediately and show this package insert or the label to the physician.
Pregnancy and lactation:
See section “Contraindications”.
Interaction 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.
Pre-treatment with anti-inflammatory substances may result in additional or increased adverse effects and accordingly a treatment-free period with such drugs should be observed for at least 24 hours before commencement of treatment. The treatment-free period, however, should take into account the pharmacokinetic properties of the products used previously.
Overdose (symptoms, emergency procedures, antidotes):
In the case of over dosage symptomatic treatment should be initiated.
In the absence of compatibility studies, this veterinary medicinal product must not be mixed with other veterinary medicinal products.
13. SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS FOR THE DISPOSAL OF UNUSED PRODUCT OR WASTE MATERIALS, IF ANY
Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from such veterinary medicinal products should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.
14. DATE ON WHICH THE PACKAGE LEAFLET WAS LAST APPROVED
Detailed information on this veterinary medicinal product is available on the website of the European
15. OTHER INFORMATION