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Evaluation of the clinical use of tepoxalin and meloxicam in cats.
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PMID:  23349526     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Medical records where tepoxalin (Zubrin) or meloxicam (Metacam) were prescribed in cats were reviewed and data extracted. Comparisons were performed for exploring changes between pre- and post-non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug course laboratory tests. Seventy-nine medical records fit the inclusion criteria (n = 57 and n = 22, tepoxalin and meloxicam, respectively). The median dosages administered were 13 and 0.029 mg/kg(/)day (tepoxalin and meloxicam, respectively). Median prescription durations were 11 (2-919) and 93 (4-1814) days for tepoxalin and meloxicam, respectively. Suspected adverse events were reported for tepoxalin (9%, 5/57 cats) and meloxicam (18%, 4/22 cats) a median of 774 and 448 days, respectively, after the prescription started. For cats prescribed meloxicam, there were several statistically significant changes for serum biochemistry and hematology parameters, but median values were within normal limits. These valuable clinical data suggests that tepoxalin and meloxicam are well tolerated in the clinical setting at the doses prescribed in this study.
Anna N Charlton; Javier Benito; Wendy Simpson; Mila Freire; B Duncan X Lascelles
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of feline medicine and surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-2750     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Feline Med. Surg.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100897329     Medline TA:  J Feline Med Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
1Comparative Pain Research Laboratory, College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA.
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