METACAM (meloxicam) Solution for Injection

  • Dogs
    Indicated in dogs for the control of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis
  • Cats
    Indicated in cats for the control of postoperative pain and inflammation associated with orthopedic surgery, ovariohysterectomy and castration when administered prior to surgery

METACAM Solution for Injection for Dogs

  • Smooth liquid for easy syringibility, can be used with small 25-gauge needle
  • Sub-Q and IV options in dogs
  • Work fast. Sub-Q and IV injection options for timely relief of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis in dogs – Achieve peak blood levels rapidly with IV administration3 – Reach peak blood levels at 2.5 hours with Sub-Q injection3
  • No need to refrigerate
  • Safety Information

    Important Safety Information for Dogs: As a class, cyclo-oygenase inhibitory NSAIDs may be associated with gastrointestinal, kidney, or liver side effects. The most common side effects reported in field studies were vomiting and soft stool/diarrhea. These are usually mild, but may be serious. If side effects occur, pet owners should halt therapy and contact their veterinarian. Pets should be evaluated for pre-existing conditions and currently prescribed medications prior to treatment with METACAM, then monitored regularly while on treatment. Concurrent use with another NSAID, corticosteroid, or nephrotoxic medication should be avoided. The safe use of METACAM in dogs younger than 6 months of age, dogs used for breeding, or in pregnant or lactating bitches has not been evaluated. Please refer to the package insert for complete product information.

    CAUTION: Federal Law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

  • Dosage Information

    METACAM 5 mg/mL Solution for Injection should be administered initially as a single dose at 0.09 mg/lb (0.2 mg/kg) body weight intravenously (IV) or subcutaneously (SQ), followed after 24 hours, by METACAM Oral Suspension at the daily dose of 0.045 mg/lb (0.1mg/kg) body weight, either mixed with food or placed directly in the mouth.

METACAM Solution for Injection for Cats

  • Smooth liquid for easy syringibility, can be used with small 25-gauge needle
  • Sub-Q only in cats
  • Fast pain relief with peak blood levels at 1.5 hours in cats when administered Sub-Q
  • No need to refrigerate
  • Safety Information

    Important Safety Information for Cats: Repeated use of meloxicam in cats has been associated with acute renal failure and death. Do not administer a second dose of meloxicam. Do not follow meloxicam dose with any other NSAID. As a class, cyclo-oygenase inhibitory NSAIDs may be associated with gastrointestinal, kidney, or liver side effects. The most common side effects reported in field studies were vomiting and soft stool/diarrhea. These are usually mild, but may be serious. If side effects occur, pet owners should halt therapy and contact their veterinarian. Pets should be evaluated for pre-existing conditions and currently prescribed medications prior to treatment with METACAM, then monitored regularly while on treatment. Concurrent use with another NSAID, corticosteroid, or nephrotoxic medication should be avoided. The safe use of METACAM 5 mg/mL Solution for Injection in cats younger than 4 months of age, cats used for breeding, or in pregnant or lactating queens has not bee evaluated. Please refer to the package insert for complete product information.

    CAUTION: Federal Law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

  • Dosage Information

    Administer a single, one-time subcutaneous dose of METACAM 5 mg/mL Solution for Injection to cats at a dose of 0.14 mg/lb (0.3 mg/kg) body weight. To ensure accurate dosing, the use of a 1 mL graduated syringe is recommended.

Contact Information

  • Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.

    Pet Division

    3902 Gene Field Road
    St. Joseph, Missouri 64506

    • Phone 866-638-2226
    • Fax 816-326-9167