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Metacam 2.5mg chewable tablets for dogs ( sold per tablet)

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Metacam 2.5mg chewable tablets for dogs ( sold per tablet)

Regular Price: $3.85

Special Price $2.90

Availability: In stock


Metacam 2.5 mg Chewable Tablets Sold per tablet



Metacam® is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) of the oxicam group for use in dogs. It acts by inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis and is indicated for the alleviation of inflammation and pain in both acute and chronic musculo-skeletal disorders.



Metacam 2.5 mg Chewable Tablets Dosage And Administration



Initial treatment is a single dose of 0.2 mg meloxicam/kg body weight on the first day, which can be given orally or alternatively using Metacam® 5 mg/mL solution for injection.



Treatment is to be continued once daily by oral administration (at 24-hour intervals) at a maintenance dose of 0.1 mg meloxicam/kg body weight. Each chewable tablet contains either 1.0 mg or 2.5 mg meloxicam, which corresponds to the daily maintenance dose for a 10 kg body weight dog, or a 25 kg body weight dog respectively. Tablets are scored and dosage should be calculated in half-tablet increments. Improvement is normally seen within 3-4 days. Treatment should be discontinued after 10 days at the latest if no improvement is apparent.



Palatability



A controlled palatability study demonstrated free choice acceptance in 96.9% of dogs versus 97.8% for a placebo tablet and 99% for a pretrial treat type dog biscuit.



Contraindications



Metacam® should not be administered if gastric or intestinal ulceration or bleeding is suspected; if there is evidence of cardiac, hepatic or renal disease; or if there is evidence of a haemorrhagic disorder or individual hypersensitivity to the product. Do not administer concurrently, other steroidal or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), aminoglycoside antibiotics or anti-coagulant agents. Pre-treatment with other steroidal or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may result in additional or increased effects and accordingly a treatment-free period with such drugs should be observed for at least 24 hours before commencement of treatment depending on the pharmacokinetic properties of the products used previously.





* Prescription Animal Remedy (PAR) Class 1. For use under the authority or prescription of a veterinarian. Registered pursuant to the ACVM Act 1997 , RVM No. A9630



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Regular Price: $3.85

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Metacam 2.5 mg Chewable Tablets Sold per tablet

Metacam® is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) of the oxicam group for use in dogs. It acts by inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis and is indicated for the alleviation of inflammation and pain in both acute and chronic musculo-skeletal disorders.

Metacam 2.5 mg Chewable Tablets Dosage And Administration

Initial treatment is a single dose of 0.2 mg meloxicam/kg body weight on the first day, which can be given orally or alternatively using Metacam® 5 mg/mL solution for injection.

Treatment is to be continued once daily by oral administration (at 24-hour intervals) at a maintenance dose of 0.1 mg meloxicam/kg body weight. Each chewable tablet contains either 1.0 mg or 2.5 mg meloxicam, which corresponds to the daily maintenance dose for a 10 kg body weight dog, or a 25 kg body weight dog respectively. Tablets are scored and dosage should be calculated in half-tablet increments. Improvement is normally seen within 3-4 days. Treatment should be discontinued after 10 days at the latest if no improvement is apparent.

Palatability

A controlled palatability study demonstrated free choice acceptance in 96.9% of dogs versus 97.8% for a placebo tablet and 99% for a pretrial treat type dog biscuit.

Contraindications

Metacam® should not be administered if gastric or intestinal ulceration or bleeding is suspected; if there is evidence of cardiac, hepatic or renal disease; or if there is evidence of a haemorrhagic disorder or individual hypersensitivity to the product. Do not administer concurrently, other steroidal or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), aminoglycoside antibiotics or anti-coagulant agents. Pre-treatment with other steroidal or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may result in additional or increased effects and accordingly a treatment-free period with such drugs should be observed for at least 24 hours before commencement of treatment depending on the pharmacokinetic properties of the products used previously.

This medicine requires a prescription for us to be able to dispense it.

RVM No. A9630

* Prescription Animal Remedy (PAR) Class 1. For use under the authority or prescription of a veterinarian. Registered pursuant to the ACUM Act 1997.

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