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  • Medroxy progesterone acetate (MPA) is a hormone. It may be used in cats to treat behavior problems (i.e. roaming, inter male aggressive behavior, spraying, mounting), hair loss and inflammation of the skin. In dogs, it has been used for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia. MPA may be used for other conditions as determined by your veterinarian.

  • Megestrol acetate is used to postpone estrus and alleviate false pregnancy. It may be used in cats to treat behavior problems (e.g. inter-male aggressive behavior, urine spraying, aggression towards people). It has also been used to treat a variety of skin conditions.

  • Meloxicam is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to relieve pain, inflammation, and fever in dogs and cats. It is indicated for the treatment of osteoarthritis in dogs and cats. Meloxicam is also used to treat pain associated with surgery. Annual blood testing before and after starting the use of meloxicam is recommended to monitor liver and kidney function primarily or to detect other signs consistent with gastrointestinal ulceration. It is common for your veterinarian to recommend or require annual blood tests to assess for effects on organ function.

  • Methimazole is used to lower the amount of thyroid hormone in the blood. This medication will not cure hyperthyroidism, but will help control the disease.

  • Methocarbamol is used to relax muscles and reduce muscular spasms.

  • Methylprednisolone is a glucocorticoid used for many conditions. This type of medication is used to suppress the immune system in diseases like systemic lupus, to stop itching, to treat Addison's Disease, to treat certain types of cancer, to stop swelling of the brain, to treat certain kinds of anemia and to treat many other conditions.

  • Metoclopramide is used to increase the movements or contractions of the stomach and intestines. It may be used to relieve the symptoms of vomiting and heartburn (gastro-esophageal reflux). This medication may be used for other conditions as determined by your veterinarian.

  • Metronidazole is a synthetic antibacterial and antiprotazoal agent used in treating giardiasis, trichomoniasis, amoebiasis, balantidiasis and trypanosomiasis.

  • Milbemycin oxime is used to prevent heartworm and for the control of hookworms and roundworms. This medication may be used for other conditions as determined by your veterinarian.

  • Misoprostol is used to treat or prevent stomach ulcers, especially when they may be caused or aggravated by non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Misoprostol helps the stomach protect itself against acid damage. It also decreases the amount of gastric acid produced by the stomach. This medication may be used for other conditions as determined by your veterinarian.