Metacam Oral Solution (Meloxicam)
What is Metacam Oral Solution (Meloxicam) used for?
Metacam Oral Solution (Meloxicam) is an oral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) prescribed to treat arthritis in aging cats or dogs. It operates by reducing swelling and irritation in the joints to allow more comfortable movement and a wider range of motion. Your veterinarian may also recommend its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Metacam Oral Solution (Meloxicam)?
Always follow the directions provided by your veterinarian while using Metacam Oral Solution (Meloxicam) to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The correct dosage will be determined according to your pet's age, weigh, health condition, and the severity of its symptoms. These should be measured using the included measuring device and administered orally. Always wash the device after each use to prevent potential contamination.
What are the side effects of Metacam Oral Solution (Meloxicam)?
Side effects that may affect some pets using Metacam Oral Solution (Meloxicam) include:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are faintness, severe diarrhea that is bloody or watery, seizures, or signs of an allergic reaction such as severe skin reactions, swelling, or difficulty breathing. These may require lower doses or reduced frequency of administration to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Make sure you are using the correct medication before administering Metacam Oral Solution (Meloxicam) as there are different solutions for dogs and cats. This medication is not suitable for human consumption.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Metacam Oral Solution (Meloxicam). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.