What is Metaflam (Meloxicam) used for?
Meloxicam is a selective cox-2 inhibitor and is also classified as a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is indicated in dogs with various acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions and can help to treat pain and inflammation.
How should I use Metaflam (Meloxicam)?
The initial dosage of Meloxicam is usually 0.2mg per kg of body weight. This dosage is given just once. A maintenance dose of 0.1mg per kg of body weight daily should then be given. Within three to four days you should see some improvement in symptoms. If no change is noticed with 10 days, treatment should be stopped.
Metaflam is a chewable tablet that can be administered directly into the dogs mouth or put into its food.
What are the side effects of Metaflam (Meloxicam)?
The most common side effects associated with NSAIDs are loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhoea, fecal blood, lethargy and renal failure. Less common side effects are hemorrhagic diarrhoea, hematemesis, gastrointestinal ulceration and elevated liver enzymes.
Most of side effects will show within the first week of treatment and are temporary. If they continue or your dog is unwell, contact your veterinarian.
Do not give your doge Metaflam if they are: