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Meloxicam - Excel Aspirin
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Excel Aspirin
Meloxicam
Reduces Pain and Inflammation associated with Arthritis? checkmark checkmark
Reduces Fever? checkmark checkmark
Reduces Joint Stiffness? checkmark checkmark
Controls Symptoms of Osteoarthritis X mark checkmark
Additional Benefits Coated aspirin helps to protect your dog's stomach Generic equilavent to MetaCam
What Makes it Different? Aspirin prevents prostaglandin from being produced and signaling your dog's brain that a certain part of the body is in pain Comes in tablet form rather than oral suspension
Recommended For? Dogs Dogs
Product Type Tablet Tablet
Usage Excel Aspirin Usage Meloxicam Usage
RX Required X mark checkmark
How Long does it Take to Work? Within Hours of Dose Within Hours of Dose
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Ingredients Aspirin 81 mg, Croscarmellose Sodium, D&C Yellow#10 (Al-lakes), Hypromellose, Methacrylic Acid Copolymer, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Polyethylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Silicon Dioxide, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Starch, Stearic Acid, Talc, Titanium Dio Meloxicam
Does it have long-term side effects? None Repeated dose studies showed characteristic changes reported with other NSAIDs (gastrointestinal ulceration and erosion). Long term studies showed renal papillary necrosis.
Cautions Do Not Give To Cats Contact the veterinarian if the pet has bloody, black or tarry stools, blood in vomit, or swelling or rapid weight gain due to fluid retention. Do not us on cats.
What are Customers saying Pros My pit was moving slowly and my vet wanted him to go on prescription meds at close to $100 a month so I got a second opinion. The second vet gave me joint supplements and these aspirin. That was 2 years ago, and although he has slowed a bit, it was much better than the alternative. My 10-year-old Maltese ruptured a disk five years ago and has been unable to walk well and generally never felt well. She pretty much just sat in my lap and slept all the time.
What are Customers saying Cons - N/A
Vet Recommendations Currently under review Meloxicam is another excellent and effective prescription nonsteroidal anti inflammatory medication that has been around for several years. It is especially helpful in that middle size to larger dogs, and comes in an easy to administer tablet.  With regular use, this product can help reduce pain, inflammation and stiffness. It is important to have blood work done before using this product, as well as periodically if used long term to monitor for toxic reactions.  The most common side effects seen in sensitive pets are vomiting and/or diarrhea, and in rarer exceptions liver or kidney complications may occur; thus the importance of the blood work. I give this product an overall ranking of 4 out of 5.
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