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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Pain Management in Animals. 2000 Flecknell P and Waterman-Pearson A (eds). WB Saunders, London 184pp
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