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Meloxicam NSAID Tablets for Dogs

The aches and pains of osteoarthritis can slow your dog down. Meloxicam tablets help get your dog back to playing and the park. This prescription non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) reduces the symptoms of osteoarthritis and other musculoskeletal disorders.

  • Reduces joint pain and inflammation
  • For dogs
  • Small tablets for easy dosing

 

It’s common to see older dogs experience joint stiffness, pain, and swelling due to chronic osteoarthritis. But this condition and other joint disorders don’t have to ruin your dog’s quality of life. Talk to your vet about prescription Meloxicam tablets to ease the symptoms of osteoarthritis. This effective NSAID reduces the hormones the cause pain and inflammation so your dog feels better. The small tablets are easy to dose on their own or in pill pockets.

 

What you should know about Meloxicam:

  • Talk to your veterinarian before using this product.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water after giving this product.
  • Follow dosing directions exactly - don’t give your pet more medication than directed and don’t skip doses.
  • Read the label carefully for information about storage, possible side effects, and drug interactions.

 

For additional information about Meloxicam, click the “More Information” and “Package Insert” tabs above. 

You can find a Client Information Sheet which provides a summary of information about Meloxicam Tablets by following the link below:

Meloxicam Tablets Client Information Sheet*

 

If you have questions or concerns about Meloxicam Tablets, or conditions related to its use, contact your pet's veterinarian or pharmacist.

 

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You can find a human-labeled package insert which provides more detailed information on Meloxicam Tablets' indications, forms of administration, and side effects along with other clinical information by following the link below.

This information is written for product use in people, but may be helpful to you when giving the Meloxicam Tablets to your pet.

Meloxicam is sold as a FDA approved generic drug. Brand varies from order to order and variation to variation. The provided link is directed to the brand available at the time of this publication. VetRxDirect is unable to guarantee which brand will be available at the time of order shipment.

Meloxicam Tablets Package Insert

 

Meloxicam Tablets' package insert does not take the place of instructions from your veterinarian. Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist if you do not understand any of the information provided in this document or if you have any questions about Cyclosporine for Dogs and Cats.

 

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  • Q:

    I give my Labby/Chow 1/4 of a 7.5 Meloxicam nightly. Will this cause her to itch all of the time? Tonya
    Asked on 6/4/2015 by notany from Boise, ID, United States

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    • A:

      According to the manufacturer's package insert, itching is a potential side effect from meloxicam. Speak with your veterinarian about the itching your dog is having. Your vet may want to evaluate whether the itching is a side effect of meloxicam or caused by another condition such as allergies or dry skin.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 6/17/2015 by VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    My black lab weighs 95 lbs and I give her 2  15mg tablets daily and it seems to be quite effective. Is this about right ?
    Asked on 6/4/2015 by Mattson from Illinois, United States

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    • A:

      Most veterinary resources would indicate that this dose is going to be too high for your 95 lb lab. However, your veterinarian also will take into consideration many factors when determining the appropriate dose for your dog. As with all non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as meloxicam, it is recommended to use the lowest effective dose to avoid adverse effects. It is important to contact your veterinarian and ask them about the dose you are giving your lab to verify that it is correct.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 6/17/2015 by VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    Our senior dog takes the liquid metacam 1.5 ml.  We measure the syringe at 40 for her dose which seems to work great in her response to this medication. We would like to try the pill version of this.  What dose would be appropriate?
    Asked on 2/6/2015 by Bevhaber from Los Angeles, Ca

    1 answer

    • A:

      The syringe for the Metacam (brand name product of meloxicam) suspension 1.5mg/mL is designed to give 0.05mg of meloxicam per pound indicated on the syringe. For example, if your dog is getting a 40-pound dose of the Metacam suspension this contains around 2 mg of meloxicam per 40-pound dose. Meloxicam tablets come as a 7.5mg and 15mg strength. So 2 mg is roughly ¼ tablet of the 7.5mg dose. Tablets may be an option for your pet but the liquid dosage form (i.e. Metacam) has the ability to give an accurate dose and to avoid exceeding the recommended daily dose for your pet. Please consult your veterinarian to determine the appropriate treatment for your pet.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 2/13/2015 by VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    I have 3 dogs all are 13 yes old not getting around good and falling down do I need to get my vet to right persp
    Asked on 2/14/2014 by foxy69 from Paducah, KY, United States

    1 answer

    • A:

      Meloxicam is a prescription medication that requires veterinary approval to dispense. Your dogs' veterinarian can decide if meloxicam is the best course of treatment for your dogs.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 2/19/2014 by VetRxDirect from VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    is it good for human consumption?
    Asked on 1/20/2014 by smitty from buffalo, new york

    1 answer

    • A:

      Meloxicam is a human medication that also has uses in veterinary pharmacy. It is a prescription medication and should only be taken under the direction of a physician or given to a pet under the direction of a veterinarian.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 1/23/2014 by VetRxDirect from VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    CAN MELOXICAM BE USED BY HUMAN BEINGS FOR ARTHRITIS ????
    Asked on 9/28/2013 by BOB

    1 answer

    • A:

      Bob,

      All medications shipped from VetRxDirect are for us in dogs and cats. Please consult your physician for questions about your medications.

      Thank you,

      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 9/30/2013 by VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    My dog will only need a dose of 3.2mg per day. Can the 7.5mg tablets be broken in half?Thanks
    Asked on 9/17/2013 by Lynn

    1 answer

    • A:

      Lynn,

      While our current pills are not scored, we successfully halved the tablets simply by breaking with our fingers. A pill splitter may make this process easier and more consistent.

      Thank you,

      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 9/23/2013 by VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    How many pills come in a bottle? Do you charge per each tablet or the bottle? Do we need a prescription to order?
    Asked on 9/13/2013 by Ashley

    1 answer

    • A:

      Ashley,

      Meloxicam tablets are a prescription pet med and require authorization from your pet's veterinarian before dispensing. Typically, this authorization is obtained by fax sent from our pharmacy to your pet's veterinarian after you have had your pet examined and after you have placed an online order from this page.

      Thank you,

      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 9/15/2013 by VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    My Doberman is 110 pounds. How much can she take daily of this 7.5 mg. she has been on oral, but too expensive and only lasts a few days.
    Asked on 7/31/2013 by Patti

    1 answer

    • A:

      Patti,

      We presume your Doberman is on oral liquid Metacam suspension which has the same active ingredient as the fixed strength tablet meloxicam. Meloxicam will be less expensive than the Metacam suspension and may be an appropriate choice. Meloxicam tablets are usually dosed just once daily for dogs and your dog's veterinarian will prescribe the starting dose size based on what is best for your Doberman's condition.

      We hope this information helps,

      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 8/1/2013 by VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    Please advise on the suitability of using Meloxicam 7.5 mg tablets in treating a canine of @ 155 pounds post-biopsy for post-surgical pain/inflammation and the correct dosage. Would the liquid form of meloxicam (Metacam) be a safer choice? Thank you.
    Asked on 7/30/2013 by Linda

    1 answer

    • A:

      Linda,

      The liquid meloxicam (Metacam) provides greater flexibility in dosing based on the current weight of your pet.  A syringe included in the Metacam package provides dosing increments based on the animal's weight in pounds.  Both the tablets and the liquid use the same active ingredient, meloxicam.  

      Standard dosing for Metacam oral suspension is 0.045mg per pound or 0.1mg per kilogram once daily, however, your veterinarian will determine the appropriate dose for your dog and if the fixed strength tablets would be appropriate.

      Thank you,

      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 7/30/2013 by VetRxDirect
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5.0

Keeps My Nine Year Old Lab Going

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My vet prescribed the Meloxicam for my 9 yr old lab's arthritis pain. The xrays showed severe bone deterioration. She was limping, having a hard time going up and down the stairs, and having a hard time jumping into the back of my car, but with the medicine, she's like her young self again. We hike about 3-5 miles a day in the mountains, and she couldn't do it w/o her medicine. Also, Vetrx sells it 75% cheaper than my vets office.

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Easy, quick service!

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My vet suggested checking online for pricing on Meloxicam vs Rimadyl (which we had been getting from the vet) for our dog. Meloxicam was a big saving and worked just as well for our aging Newfie.
The processing of the order was easy with quick delivery. I placed the order online and called the vet to let them know. Their response was "We place orders through vetrxdirect all the time." That same day them confirmed the order it was shipped out!
Will definitely use vetrxdirect again.

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Effective and affordable

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Using this for an older Collie who was having trouble moving around due to stiffness in joints. Other dog specific NSAID and the liquid meloxicam from the vet were too expensive for daily use. Was able to try half a pill of this generic meloxicam, and our dog is up and moving again within a week! He is also taking it along with some liquid glucosamine on his food each day.

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Great price, fast service

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Ordered medicine and within an hour the fax had been sent to my vet. I received the medicine, under standard delivery, three days after I ordered it.

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This product does seem to help to relieve some discomfort...

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This product does seem to help to relieve some discomfort that appears as an ongoing issue.

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