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Metacam 1.5 mg/ml Oral Suspension Rx

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Product Description

METACAM® (meloxicam oral suspension) is a veterinary prescription non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that helps control pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis (OA) in dogs 6 months and older. METACAM is FDA-approved to help dogs who suffer from a degenerative and inflammatory joint condition.

NSAIDs, such as METACAM, improve your dog’s overall mobility by relieving joint pain and inflammation. Similar to human osteoarthritis (OA), canine OA is a condition in which one or more joints become inflamed and painful and may even be swollen.

The most common risk factors contributing to the development of OA include increasing age (especially geriatric dogs) and obesity. Other risk factors include:

  • Early nutrition and growth rates
  • Levels of exercise
  • Developmental diseases like hip dysplasia
  • Physical trauma or injury e.g., torn cruciate ligament
  • Breed predisposition, particularly larger-sized dogs

If your dog has OA, they may exhibit signs including:

  • Limping or lameness
  • Reluctance to run or climb stairs
  • Stiffness or decreased movement of joints

METACAM comes in a liquid formulation, so it’s easy for you to administer the precise effective dose possible recommended by your veterinarian using the syringe that is provided in the box. Ask your veterinarian about METACAM for dogs living with OA pain to help them find relief and get them back to doing the things they love.

Who is Metacam 1.5 mg/ml Oral Suspension for?
Dogs must be 6 months or older.
Why use Metacam 1.5 mg/ml Oral Suspension?
  • Provides once daily dosing, METACAM provides relief to dogs suffering from pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis.
  • Oral suspension comes with a graduated syringe, with weight measurements, that allows for the correct amount of medication to be easily and accurately dispensed.
  • Palatable formulation that can be applied directly on the dog’s food
  • Can be titrated down to the lowest effective dose
  • Safe to use in dogs over the age of 6 months.
How does Metacam 1.5 mg/ml Oral Suspension work?
Metacam works by lowering the hormones that promote inflammation and discomfort in your dog's joints.
Boehringer Ingelheim
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How is Metacam 1.5 mg/ml Oral Suspension sold?
Sold by the bottle in 10 ml, 32 ml, 100 ml, or 180 ml sizes.
What are the side effects of Metacam 1.5 mg/ml Oral Suspension?
Digestive Upset Stomach Ulcer Development Inappetence Vomiting Diarrhea Tarry or Bloody Stools Constipation Increased Thirst and Urination Urine Color or Smell Changes Jaundice (with Symptoms Like Yellow Gums, Skin, or Eyes) Pale Gums Lethargy Excessive Shedding Incoordination Seizures Changes in Behavior
What special precautions are there?
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® (meloxicam 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.
What to do if overdose?
If overdose occurs, please contact your local pet hospital or emergency pet clinic immediately.
How can I store Metacam 1.5 mg/ml Oral Suspension?
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.
Helpful Tips:
Although arthritis cannot be cured, it may be managed and its symptoms lessened. Regular exercise, a nutritious diet, weight control, and joint support supplements, together with the right NSAID (like Metacam), can keep your pet comfortable and healthy.

Your veterinarian will 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 oral maintenance dose in pounds. Please note: Using the weight of your dog, and noting the dose concentration of the METACAM, use the full prescribing information 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).

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