DirectionsDosage & Administration:
FluMeglumine is given by injection. Always use a new sterile needle and syringe for each injection. When finished, place the needle and syringe in a puncture-resistant container. Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian. If you have difficulty giving the medication, contact your veterinarian. This medication should only be given to the horse for whom it was prescribed.
Possible side effects of FluMeglumine:
Stomach ulcers may develop, in which case you may see loss of appetite; diarrhea; dark, tarry or, bloody stools; or constipation. Side effects involving the kidney include increased thirst and urination, or changes in the urine color or smell. Other side effects may include pale gums, bruising or bleeding. When using the injectable product, pain and swelling may occur at the injection site, or the horse may experience sweating. In rare instances, infections (possibly fatal) can occur at the injection site, when given intramuscularly (IM), causing, pain, swelling, and fever.
If you miss giving a dose:
If you miss a dose, give it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to the regular schedule. Do not give two doses at once.
If you overdose the pet:
If you know or suspect your pet has had an overdose, contact your veterinarian immediately.
What should I avoid while giving FluMeglumine to my pet:
Notify your veterinarian of any other medications, including vitamins and supplements, your horse is taking while receiving flunixin. Consult your veterinarian before using flunixin with phenytoin, valproic acid, oral anticoagulants, other NSAIDS such as aspirin or phenylbutazone, corticosteroids such as prednisone or dexamethasone, sulfa drugs, methotrexate and diuretics such as furosemide (Salix), since interactions and an increase of side effects may occur.
Who should not take it?
Not for use in horses hypersensitive (allergic) to flunixin or similar medications. Use with caution in horses with gastrointestinal (GI) ulcers, kidney, liver, clotting disorders, or other blood diseases. Use with caution in pregnant or lactating horses, and only if the benefits outweigh the risks. Provide fresh water at all times, since lack of water could increase the risk of injury to the kidneys. When using the injectable form of flunixin, do not administer into an artery since it may cause incoordination, hysteria, or muscle weakness.