Metacam (Meloxicam oral suspension) is a FDA Approved non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory prescription medication used to help pets who suffer from a degenerative or inflammatory joint condition, such as arthritis. It helps alleviate pain, allowing your pet to live a happier and healthier life. NSAIDs such as Metacam improve your dog's overall mobility by relieving joint pain and inflammation. This prescription medication comes in an oral suspension form, so you can easily give it to your pet by using the syringe provided. Best of all, you can even disguise it in your pal's favorite wet food. Metacam is available in two different strengths (0.5 mg/ml and 1.5 mg/ml) to fit the needs of dogs of all sizes over the age of 6 months.
Possible Side Effects
The safe use of METACAM (meloxicam oral suspension) in dogs younger than 6 months of age, dogs used for breeding, or in pregnant or lactating dogs has not been evaluated. With your veterinarian, carefully consider the potential benefits and risk of METACAM and other treatment options before deciding to use METACAM. Use the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration consistent with individual response. Warnings: Not for use in humans. Keep this and all medications out of reach of children. Consult a physician in case of accidental ingestion by humans. For oral use in dogs only. Contraindication: Dogs with known hypersensitivity to meloxicam should not receive Metacam Oral Suspension. Do not use Metacam Oral Suspension in cats. Acute renal failure and death have been associated with the use of meloxicam in cats.
Your veterinarian with carefully consider the potential benefits and risk of METACAM (meloxicam oral suspension) and other treatment options before deciding to use METACAM. Use the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration consistent with individual response. METACAM should be administered initially at 0.09 mg/lb (0.2 mg/kg) body weight only on the first day of treatment. For all treatments after day 1, METACAM should be administered once daily at a dose of 0.045 mg/lb (0.1 mg/kg). The syringe is calibrated to deliver the daily maintenance dose in pounds. Please note: Using the weight of your dog, and noting the dose concentration of the METACAM, use the Client Information Sheet to determine how to draw up the dose (syringe or dropper) and administer the dose (directly into the mouth or mixed in with the food).
Store at controlled room temperature, 68-77 F (20-25 C). Excursions permitted between 59 and 86 F (15 and 30 C). Brief exposure to temperatures up to 104 F (40 C) may be tolerated provided the mean kinetic temperature does not exceed 77 F (25 C); however, such exposure should be minimized.
Prescription items are NON-RETURNABLE and NON-REFUNDABLE.