- indicated for the control of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis
- for dogs.
- contains Meloxicam
- Read and follow the prescription label carefully for storage information, possible side effects, and drug interactions.
- Give the exact amount prescribed and only as often as directed.
- Do not skip doses or stop giving the medication without consulting your veterinarian.
- This drug is also known as Meloxicam
What if a dose is missed?
If a dose is missed, give it as soon as you can. If it is time already for the next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to the normal schedule. Do not give two doses at the same time.
Possible Side Effects:
Experienced side effects from meloxicam or other NSAIDs, such as aspirin Digestive upset vomiting and/or diarrhea Liver or kidney disease A bleeding disorder for example, von Willebrand's disease Any other medical problems or allergies that your dog has now or has had All medicines that you are giving your dog or plan to give your dog, including those you can get without a prescription If your dog is less than 6 months of age, pregnant, nursing or if you plan to breed your dog
Storage and Warnings:
Store in a tight, light resistant, childproof container at room temperature away from heat and direct sunlight. Keep this and all medication out of reach of children and pets. Call your physician immediately if you accidentally take this product. For use in dogs only . Do not use in cats.
Potential side effects:
Meloxicam, like other drugs, may cause some side effects. Serious but rare side effects have been reported in dogs taking NSAIDs. Serious side effects can occur with or without warning and in rare situations result in death. The most common NSAID-related side effects generally involve the stomach and liver or kidney problems. Look for the following side effects that can indicate your dog may be having a problem with meloxicam or may have another medical problem: Decrease or increase in appetite Vomiting Change in bowel movement such as diarrhea, or black, tarry or bloody stools Change in behavior such as decreased or increased activity level, incoordination, seizure or aggression Yellowing of gums, skin, or whites of the eyes jaundice Change in drinking habits frequency, amount consumed Change in urination habits frequency, color, or smell Change in skin redness, scabs, or scratching Unexpected weight loss It is important to stop therapy and contact your veterinarian immediately if you think your dog has a medical problem or side effect from Meloxicam therapy. If you have additional questions about possible side effects, talk to your veterinarian.
Possible Drug Interactions:
Meloxicam should not be given with other NSAIDs for example, aspirin, carprofen, etodolac, deracoxib, tepoxalin or other meloxicam products or steroids for example, cortisone, prednisone, dexamethasone, triamcinolone.
This sheet provides a summary of information about meloxicam. If you have any questions or concerns about meloxicam or osteoarthritis pain, talk to your veterinarian. As with all prescribed medicines, meloxicam should only be given to the dog for which it was prescribed. It should be given to your dog only for the condition for which it was prescribed. It is important to periodically discuss your dog's response to meloxicam at regular check ups. Your veterinarian will best determine if your dog is responding as expected and if your dog should continue receiving Meloxicam.
For technical assistance or to report suspected adverse reactions, call 1-866-METACAM 1-866-638-2226 or contact Abbott Animal Health at 888-299-7416. For additional information about adverse drug experience reporting for animal drugs, contact the FDA at 1-888-FDA-VETS or online at http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/SafetyHealth