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Metacam 1.5 mg/ml Oral Suspension for Dogs

£41.02 - £49.99(exc VAT)£49.22 - £59.99(inc VAT)

One ml of Metacam Oral Suspension for Dogs contains 1.5 mg meloxicam as active ingredient (equivalent to 0.05 mg per drop) and 1.5 mg sodium benzoate (equivalent to 0.05 mg per drop).

Metacam is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) for use in dogs. For alleviation of inflammation and pain in both acute and chronic musculo-skeletal disorders.

Legal Category: POM-V

Dosage

Initial treatment is a single dose of 0.2 mg meloxicam/kg bodyweight on the first day. Treatment is to be continued once daily by oral administration (at 24-hour intervals) at a maintenance dose of 0.1 mg meloxicam/kg bodyweight.

For longer term treatment, once clinical response has been observed (after > 4 days), the dose of Metacam can be adjusted to the lowest effective individual dose reflecting that the degree of pain and inflammation associated with chronic musculo-skeletal disorders may vary over time. Particular care should be taken with regard to the accuracy of dosing.

Shake well before use. To be administered orally either mixed with food or directly into the mouth. The suspension can be given using either the drop dispenser of the bottle (for very small breeds) or the Metacam measuring syringe provided in the package.

Dosing procedure using the drop dispenser of the bottle.

Initial dose: 4 drops/kg bodyweight.

Maintenance dose: 2 drops/kg bodyweight.

Dosing procedure using the measuring syringe.

The syringe fits onto the drop dispenser of the bottle and has a kg-bodyweight scale which corresponds to the maintenance dose (ie. 0.1 mg meloxicam/kg bodyweight). Thus for the first day of treatment, twice the maintenance volume will be required.

Alternatively, treatment may be initiated with Metacam 5 mg/ml solution for injection.

A clinical response is usually seen within 3-4 days. Treatment should be discontinued after 10 days at the latest if no clinical improvement is apparent.

Avoid the introduction of contamination during use.

Contra Indications

Do not use in pregnant or lactating animals. Do not use in dogs suffering from gastrointestinal disorders such as irritation and haemorrhage, impaired hepatic, cardiac or renal function and haemorrhagic disorders. Do not use in case of hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients.

Do not use in dogs less than 6 weeks of age.

Avoid use in any dehydrated, hypovolaemic or hypotensive animal, as there is a potential risk of renal toxicity.

Typical adverse reactions of NSAIDs such as loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhoea, faecal occult blood, lethargy and renal failure have occasionally been reported. In very rare cases haemorrhagic diarrhoea, haematemesis, gastrointestinal ulceration and elevated liver enzymes have been reported.

These side effects occur generally within the first treatment week and are in most cases transient and disappear following termination of the treatment but in very rare cases may be serious or fatal.

If adverse reactions occur, treatment should be discontinued and the advice of a veterinarian should be sought.

Other NSAIDs, diuretics, anticoagulants, aminoglycoside antibiotics and substances with high protein binding may compete for binding and thus lead to toxic effects. Metacam must not be administered in conjunction with other NSAIDs or glucocorticosteroids.

Pre-treatment with anti-inflammatory substances may result in additional or increased adverse effects and accordingly a treatment-free period with such drugs should be observed for at least 24 hours before commencement of treatment. The treatment-free period, however, should take into account the pharmacological properties of the products used previously.

In case of overdose, symptomatic treatment should be initiated.

NOAH Datasheet

For the most up to date information about this product please look up the Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC) on the VMD webpage Product Information Database.

  • 100mlPrice: £41.02(exc VAT)
    POM-V
    1. This medicine is classified POM-V. York Vet Supplies has suitably qualified personnel who can dispense this item. In order to process your order, we will require you to post the original prescription from your Vet to us. Please tick to confirm that you understand prescription only item(s) will only be dispatched receipt of a valid copy of your prescription.
  • 180mlPrice: £49.99(exc VAT)
    POM-V
    1. This medicine is classified POM-V. York Vet Supplies has suitably qualified personnel who can dispense this item. In order to process your order, we will require you to post the original prescription from your Vet to us. Please tick to confirm that you understand prescription only item(s) will only be dispatched receipt of a valid copy of your prescription.
Metacam 1.5 mg/ml Oral Suspension for Dogs
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