Metacam® (meloxicam) Oral Suspension

Indicated in dogs for the control of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis. As an oral liquid NSAID for dogs, METACAM Oral Suspension enables accurate and cost-effective titration down to the lowest effective dose.

  • Used for over 20 years, METACAM has helped control osteoarthritis pain in dogs in over 30 countries.
  • Syringe calibrated by body weight in pounds makes dosing convenient
  • Dogs love the sweet, honey-flavored taste
  • Easily applied to the dog's food or given directly into the dog’s mouth
  • Ease of use makes it ideal for improved client compliance

METACAM Oral Suspension is an ideal choice for bigger dogs with osteoarthritis.

  • Individualized dosing ensures that each dog receives precisely what they need
  • METACAM is a surprisingly good fit for a dog owner’s pocketbook
  • Titration to the lowest effective dose can help owners save even more
  • The Partners in Compliance owner loyalty program drives clients back into your clinic for refills


  • METACAM Oral Suspension is for use in dogs only.
  • As a class, cyclo-oxygenase 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, dog owners should halt therapy and contact their veterinarian.
  • Dogs should be evaluated for pre-existing conditions and currently prescribed medications prior to treatment with METACAM, then monitored regularly while on therapy.
  • Concurrent use with another NSAID, corticosteroid, or nephrotoxic medication should be avoided or monitored closely.
  • The safe use of Metacam oral suspension in dogs younger than 6 months, dogs used in breeding,or in pregnant or lactating dogs has not been evaluated.
  • CAUTION: Federal Law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

Administer initially as a single dose at 0.09 mg/lb (0.2 mg/kg) body weight on the first day of treatment. For all treatments after day 1, METACAM Oral Suspension should be administered once daily at a dose of 0.045 mg/lb (0.1 mg/kg) either mixed with food or placed directly into the mouth. The syringe is calibrated to deliver the daily maintenance dose in pounds. See package insert for complete weight information.

* Includes DERAMAXX® and PREVICOX®, as well as RIMADYL®.

Reference: 1. Veterinary Advantage Consumer Price Index. Accessed March 17, 2014.