Name: Flunixin (flunixin meglumide).

Trade Name(s): Banamine.

Preparation: Flunixin is an aqueous injectable solution containing 50 mg flunixin per ml, packaged in 50 ml and 100 ml multidose bottles.

Description: Flunixin is an injectable non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) - analgesic.

Availability: Flunixin is a prescription drug.

Indications: It is useful as a medium duration analgesic and anti-inflammatory drug.  Like other NSAIDs, it also has some anti-pyretic properties.  It is used for visceral or musculoskeletal pain in horses.

Dosage: Consult your laboratory animal veterinarian.

Routes of administration: Intravenous or intramuscular.

Duration of action: Up to 12-24 hours.

Mechanism of analgesic action:

Clinical pharmacology :  Flunixin meglumine is a potent, non-narcotic, nonsteroidal, analgesic agent with anti-inflammatory activity (NSAID).  Antipyretic activity has been demonstrated in laboratory animals.

Physiological effects :



Drug Interactions: Drug interactions have not been studied.

Notes: Not to be used in food producing animals.


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