Metacam (Meloxicam) Oral Suspension For Dogs (0.5 mg/mL)
This item requires prescription approval.
Prescription medications are currently limited to CA residents. More states coming soon!!
- Product Description
- Safety Information
- Side Effects
- Additional Information
Metacam (met-a-kam) Oral Suspension is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used for treatment of pain and inflammation in dogs who suffer from Osteoarthritis
- Used for over 20 years, METACAM has helped control osteoarthritis pain in dogs in over 30 countries.
- FDA Approved in dogs
- Dogs love the sweet, honey-flavored taste
- Liquid form that is available in 2 concentrations and 6 different bottle sizes
- Easily applied to the dog's food or given directly into the dog’s mouth once daily
Consult with your veterinarian for proper dosage and course of treatment.
Metacam Oral Suspension is for use in dogs only.
Do not use on dogs that have bloody stool or with pre-existing kidney and liver conditions.
Dogs that are taking other NSAIDs (carprofen, etodolac, firocoxib, deracoxib), aspirin, or corticosteroids (prednisone,methylprednisolone, dexamethasone), there is a greater chance of adverse side effects to occur. Ask your veterinarian for more information.
The safe use of Metacam Oral Suspension in dogs younger than 6 months of age, dogs used for breeding, or in pregnant or lactating dogs has not been evaluated. Meloxicam is not recommended for use in dogs with bleeding disorders, as safety has not been established in dogs with these disorders. Patients at greatest risk for renal toxicity are those that are dehydrated, on concomitant diuretic therapy, or those with existing renal, cardiovascular, and/or hepatic dysfunction. Concurrent administration of potentially nephrotoxic drugs should be carefully approached. Since NSAIDs possess the potential to induce gastrointestinal ulcerations and/or perforations, concomitant use with other anti-inflammatory drugs, such as NSAIDs or corticosteroids, should be avoided. If additional pain medication is needed after administration of the total daily dose of Metacam Oral Suspension, a non-NSAID or non-corticosteroid class of analgesia should be considered. The use of another NSAID is not recommended. Consider appropriate washout times when switching from corticosteroid use or from one NSAID to another in dogs. The use of concomitantly protein-bound drugs with Metacam Oral Suspension has not been studied in dogs. Commonly used protein-bound drugs include cardiac, anticonvulsant and behavioral medications. The influence of concomitant drugs that may inhibit metabolism of Metacam Oral Suspension has not been evaluated. Drug compatibility should be monitored in patients requiring adjunctive therapy.
Food and Drug Interactions
Concurrent use with another NSAID, corticosteroid, or nephrotoxic medication should be avoided. Give with food.
Not for use in humans. Keep this and all medications out of reach of children
Possible Side Effects
NSAIDs may be associated with gastrointestinal, kidney, or liver side effects. The most common side effects reported in field studies were vomiting and soft stool/diarrhea. These are usually mild, but may be serious. If side effects occur, pet owners should halt therapy and contact their veterinarian.
Contact your veterinarian if you believe your pet is experiencing side effects.
Store at controlled room temperature of 68-77 degrees