Metacam (meloxicam) Oral Suspension Rx
1.5 mg/mL, 32mL Bottle

Metacam (meloxicam) Oral Suspension Rx

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  • Usually ships the same weekday before 3pm CT with veterinary approval.

  • Requires veterinary authorization.

  • Your pet's veterinarian will provide directions for use.

  • Meloxidyl Oral Suspension is available as a FDA approved generic to Metacam

What is the Metacam Suspension for Dogs?

  • Metacam is a liquid form of the drug Meloxicam.
  • Meloxicam is a prescription nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID) that reduces the pain and inflammation of osteoarthritis and other musculoskeletal disorders.

Why do dogs use Metacam?

  • If your dog has been diagnosed with osteoarthritis or suffers from joint pain, your veterinarian may prescribe an NSAID such as Metacam to reduce the associated pain and inflammation.

What else should I know about Metacam?

  • Reduces joint pain and inflammation.
  • Comes with a dosing syringe. 
  • Liquid for easy dosing.
  • Can be mixed with food or given into the mouth.
  • Your veterinarian may ask for routine blood tests to check for liver and kidney side effects. These follow-ups are very important.
  • Looking for a different meloxicam suspension? Meloxidyl
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What problems could my dog or cat have with Metacam?

  • The use of Metacam in cats is controversial. It is not typically recommended to give Meloxicam to cats beyond one dose, if at all. Discuss your cat's needs with your veterinarian.
  • Serious, but rare, side effects of Meloxicam include ulcers and liver or kidney problems. These are more likely in cats. Contact your veterinarian immediately if you notice symptoms such as eating less than normal, vomiting, changes in bowel movements, changes in behavior or activity, weakness, seizures, aggression, jaundice, changes in drinking, or changes in urination.
  • Store Metacam out of reach of children and other pets.

How do you use Metacam?

  • Meloxicam should be given with food. Follow your veterinarian's directions.
  • The liquid suspension can be mixed with food or given into the mouth.
  • Shake the bottle well before every use.

What is in Metacam?

  • The drug in Metacam is Meloxicam. Meloxicam is a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID).

Will I get what I see in the picture?

  • Metacam is a brand name. You will receive the exact brand that you request.

Is it important for my dog or cat to finish all of the Metacam?

  • Dogs may use Metacam for different lengths of time. Please consult your veterinarian if you have any questions.

Who makes Metacam?

  • Metacam is made by the manufacturer Bohringer Ingelheim.