- Effectively treats pain and inflammation
- Gives your dog more mobility
- Comes with a graduated syringe, with weight measurements, that easily and accurately dispenses the correct amount of oral suspension
- Easy administration, Can be administered directly into your dog's mouth, or mixed in your dog's food with or without food
- Acheive the lowest possible effective dose
- Individualized dosing
- Palatable honey taste
Metacam should not be used in the last third of pregnancy or with nursing animals. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or lactating.
Don't use in animals with heart, kidney, or liver disease.'
Repeated use of meloxicam in cats has been associated with acute renal failure and death.
Before giving your pet any prescription or over the counter medications check with your veterinarian or pharmacist.
Tell your veterinarian if your pet is being given aspirin another NSAID such as etodolac, carprofen or piroxicam an over the counter cough, cold, allergy or pain medication furosemide or warfarin.
Many over the counter cough, cold, allergy and pain medicines contain aspirin or other NSAID's similar to Metacam.
Tell your veterinarian if your pet has an allergy to aspirin or any other NSAID an ulcer or bleeding in the stomach has liver, or kidney disease congestive heart failure fluid retention bleeding disorders heart disease or high blood pressure.
Possible Side Effects:
The most common side effect of NSAIDs is stomach upset, but stomach ulcers may develop, in which case you may see loss of appetite; vomiting; diarrhea; dark, tarry or, bloody stools; or constipation. Side effects involving the kidney include increased thirst and urination, or changes in the urine color or smell. Side effects involving the liver include jaundice (yellowing of the gums, skin, or eyes). Other side effects may include pale gums, lethargy, shedding, incoordination, seizures, or behavioral changes. If any of these side effects are observed, stop treatment and contact your veterinarian.
Not for use in animals who are hypersensitive (allergic) to meloxicam (Metacam), carprofen (Rimadyl), aspirin, etodolac (EtoGesic), deracoxib (Deramaxx), firocoxib (Previcox), tepoxalin (Zubrin), or other NSAIDs. Use with extreme caution and continued monitoring in geriatric animals and those with dehydration, diabetes mellitus, or stomach, intestinal, liver, heart, and blood disorders
Dosage and Administration:
It is important to follow your Veterinarian's prescription instructions for your pet.
The usual dose of Metacam in dogs is 0.1mg per pound as an initial dose the first day, followed by 0.05mg per pound once a day thereafter.
Shake well before using Metacam.
Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you.
Metacam may be given with or without food. Keep plenty of water available for your pet.
Store Metacam at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.
Keep this medication away from children and pets.
Metacam should not be used in the last third of pregnancy or with nursing animals.
Don't use in animals with heart, kidney, or liver disease.
Meloxicam 15ml, Sodium Benzoate 1.5mg