Metacam (Meloxicam)

Metacam Oral Suspension - 1.5-mg/ml, 10 ml bottle

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Metacam (meloxicam) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) oral suspension for use for the treatment of pain and inflammation in dogs. It is available as 10 ml, 32 ml or 100 ml dropper bottles. It should not be used in the last third of pregnancy and should not be used in nursing animals. Do not use in animals with heart, kidney or liver disease. The usual dose is 0.1 mg / lb as a single dose on the first day then 0.05 mg / lb given once every 24 hours thereafter.

Metacam Helps Relieve Pain In Dogs

Dogs experience pain in the same fashion that people do, so treating their pain is extremely importance. When dogs are suffering from osteoarthritis, Metacam can help. This product is a pain reliever that is available as a liquid suspension, something that no other canine pain reliever on the market is available as now. Instead of a caplet or chewable tablet, which can be just as difficult to get certain dogs to take as it is for certain people, Metacam comes in a honey flavored liquid solution that dogs have been shown to enjoy the taste of. This means that you can carefully measure out the dose according to your dog's weight. The medicine can be mixed in with their food or drink or it can be given to them straight from the syringe without the use of a needle. Metacam does require a prescription from your dog's veterinarian. The product comes in a plastic squeeze bottle and includes a syringe with which to measure out each dose, which can be given every 24 hours as needed or directed by your vet.

The benefits of Metacam include the fact that it can be given even to very small dogs since the doses are measured out in accordance with the weight of the dog. It should not be given to dogs that are in the third trimester of their pregnancy and you will want to talk to your dog's vet about in other instances when it might not be advised. This medicine has a history of safe use with dogs for over fifteen years and has helped many be able to avoid the pain and discomfort that comes from canine arthritis.

Your dog's comfort is important and Metacam is one medicine that can help you make sure that they are as comfortable as possible, especially in terms of relieving joint pain.

More Product Information:

Generic Name

Meloxicam (me-lock’-see-cam)

Brand Name(s)
Metacam (Merial)

What is this medication used for
Meloxicam is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) for use in dogs. It is indicated for the treatment of pain and inflammation as a result of acute and chronic musculoskeletal disorders such as disco-spondylosis, arthropathy and soft tissue injuries

Meloxicam is a prescription medication available as a plastic squeeze dropper bottle with a measuring syringe included in the package.

How this medication should be used
Shake well before use. The usual dose of meloxicam in dogs is 0.1mg/lb as a single initial dose. Treatment should be continued by giving 0.05mg/lb once a day as a maintenance dose. The medication can be given using the drop dispensing container or by using the included dose syringe that attaches to the bottle. Kidney and liver function should be monitored during treatment.

What are the side effects
Side effects include loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, dark or tarry stools and drowsiness Symptoms of an allergic reaction to this medication can include facial swelling, hives and rash.

What special precautions are there
This medication should not be used in animals allergic to meloxicam or other NSAIDS. It should not be used in animals with bleeding problems such as stomach ulcers and Von Willebrand’s disease. It should not be used in dogs with heart, kidney or liver disease. It should not be used in pregnant or lactating bitches in the last third of pregnancy. It should not be used in dogs that are dehydrated. It should not be used in dogs with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) or those who are taking diuretics. This medication should not be given with other NSAIDS such as aspirin, etodolac or Rimadyl nor should it be given with corticosteroids such as prednisone. Give this medication with food. Always tell your veterinarian and pharmacist what other medications your pet is taking.

In the event of overdose
Contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room. Symptoms of overdose may include vomiting, diarrhea, blood in the stool, increased thirst and urination, incoordination, seizures or behavioral changes.

How should I store this medication
Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store this medication at room temperature, away from excess heat, light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Keep out of the reach of children and pets.