Metacam® (Meloxicam)

NAME OF THE MOLECULE:

Meloxicam

 

INDICATIONS:

To control the pain and inflammation following an injury, a surgery or any other pain in small animals.

 

CONTRAINDICATIONS:

Do not use, unless advised by a veterinarian, if your pet is under 6 months of age or presents a hepatic, cardiac, renal or coagulation problem or has a gastric ulcer or any other form of bleeding.

 

SIDE EFFECTS:

The most frequently observed side effects are those of the digestive system, such as vomiting, soft stool, diarrhea, loss of appetite, bloody stool or ulcers. Rarely, metacam may cause renal or hepatic toxicity, the latter being more frequent in cats than dogs. In cats, it is possible to observe a certain change in the level of behavior, such as a decrease in activity. In dogs, we may note itching. If the effects observed are serious or worsen, contact your veterinarian immediately.

 

RECOMMENDED MONITORING:

It is important to observe whether the condition of your pet improves and if he presents any side effects. If the medication is for long term use, it is strongly recommended to do regular follow ups with your veterinarian because of the risk of renal and hepatic damage to your pet.

 

INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER MEDICATION:

Do not use metacam, unless advised by a veterinarian, if your pet takes an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor (ACE), such as enalapril or benazepril, an anticoagulant, aspirin, a non-steroid anti-inflammatory, a corticosteroid, digoxin, methotrexate, a medication causing renal toxicity or fluconazole.

 

STORAGE:

Store at room temperature.

WARNING:

Do not forget to shake the liquid formula. If you have difficulty giving this medication orally, you can mix it with a small amount of food.*Keep out of the reach of children and pets.*