Metacam® Oral Suspension
Metacam® Oral Suspension is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) oral medication used to treat pain and inflammation in dogs. Meloxicam has been used in cats for osteoarthritis, pain and inflammatory conditions.
Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAID)
Metacam® Oral Suspension is honey flavored.
Product Description & Form
Metacam® Oral Suspension 0.5 mg/ml 15 ml, 30 ml: yellowish viscous suspension. (NDC 00010-6014-01, 00010-6014-02)
Metacam® Oral Suspension 1.5 mg/ml 10 ml, 32 ml, 100 ml, 180 ml: yellowish viscous suspension. (NDC 00010-6015-01, 00010-6015-02, 00010-6015-03, 00010-6015-04)
- FDA approved for the control of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis in dogs
- Works by inhibiting the cell's production of chemicals that trigger inflammation
- Highly palatable sweet, honey flavored taste
- Metacam® Oral Suspension 0.5 mg/ml comes with a weight calibrated syringe with marks in 1 lb increments up to 30 lbs that fits on to the bottle
- Metacam® Oral Suspension 1.5 mg/ml comes with a weight calibrated syringe with marks in 5 lb increments up to 120 lbs that fits on to the bottle
Metacam® should be given orally as directed by your veterinarian. Try to give this medication at about the same time each day (preferably after or with a meal).
To prevent accidental overdosing of small dogs, administer drops on food only, never directly into the mouth.
Package includes a dispensing system with complete instructions on how to assemble the system and dose the medication. Shake well. Measure liquid medication using the syringe provided with product. Routine laboratory monitoring is recommended prior to use and periodically while on this medication.
Give the dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, and continue with the regular schedule. Do not give 2 doses at once.
The most common side effect is stomach upset. Serious adverse reactions can occur with NSAIDs in dogs. The most common side effects involve the stomach, liver, and/or kidneys. Notify your veterinarian immediately if these side effects are observed: vomiting, change in appetite, diarrhea, dark or bloody stools, change in behavior, increased urination or drinking of water, lethargic behavior.
Other side effects may occur. Follow up routinely with your veterinarian while your pet is on this medication.
Drug & Food Interactions
Make sure to tell your veterinarian what other medication you are giving to your pet. Quite often your veterinarian may prescribe two different medications, even if a drug interaction may occur. In this case, your veterinarian may vary the dose and/or monitor your pet more closely. The following drugs can potentially interact with meloxicam: oral anticoagulants, heparin, other anti-inflammatory agents, salicylates, corticosteroids, and ACE inhibitors. Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together.
Keep out of reach of children and pets. Not for human use. The safety of Metacam® in dogs less than 6 months of age and in pregnant, breeding, or nursing dogs has not been evaluated. Dogs with known hypersensitivity to meloxicam should not receive Metacam®. Do not use Metacam® in cats. Acute renal failure and death have been associated with the use of meloxicam in cats. Use with extreme caution and continued monitoring in geriatric animals and those with dehydration, diabetes mellitus, or stomach, intestinal, liver, heart, and blood disorders.
Allergic reactions to medications may occur. Be sure to inform VetSource and your veterinarian if your pet has any known drug sensitivities or allergies. If your pet displays symptoms of an allergic reaction, call your veterinarian immediately or go to a veterinary emergency clinic. Symptoms may include but are not limited to: swollen lips, tongue, face, airways; difficulty breathing; agitation; profuse salivation; vomiting; widespread hives and itching.
If you are concerned that your pet has experienced an adverse reaction to this medication, please contact the manufacturer Boehringer Ingelheim at 888-637-4251 or Vetsource customer service at 877-738-4443.
Store at 68°F to 77°F in controlled room temperature, excursions permitted between 59°F to 86°F. Brief exposure of up to 104°F may be tolerated. Keep this medicine out of reach of children. Store in a childproof container. Store this medicine in a cool, dry place at room temperature. Store away from heat and direct sunlight. Do not store this medicine in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink or in damp places. The medicine may break down if exposed to heat or moisture.
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