Mobic and Metacam are other names for this medica-tion.
It can also cause damage to the liver and kidneys and
Meloxicam is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug
blood system. If your pet loses its appetite, becomes
that is used to stop pain and inflammation in ani-
unusually tired or has changes in urination, you
mals. Meloxicam and drugs like it have fewer side ef-
should contact your veterinarian immediately. If
fects in animals than drugs like aspirin,
your pet shows signs of bruising on its gums and
hairless areas, you should contact your veterinarian immediately.
Are There Conditions or Times When Its Use
Animals allergic to meloxicam or drugs like it should
The successful outcome of your animal’s treatment
Because meloxicam may cause stomach ulcers and
with this medication depends upon your commit-
bleeding, it should not be given to animals who al-
ment and ability to administer it exactly as the vet-
ready have stomach or bleeding problems.
erinarian has prescribed. Please do not skip doses or
Meloxicam can also cause damage to the liver and
stop giving the medication. If you have difficulty giv-
kidneys and should be used very carefully, if at all, in
ing doses consult your veterinarian or pharmacist
animals who already have problems with these or-
who can offer administration techniques or change
the dosage form to a type of medication that may be
Meloxicam should not be used in animals who are
dehydrated or have fluid imbalance because this will
If you miss a dose of this medication you should give
increase the risk of damage to the kidneys.
it as soon as you remember it, but if it is within a
Meloxicam should not be used in combination with
few hours of the regularly scheduled dose, wait and
other anti-inflammatory drugs as this can increase
give it at the regular time. Do not double a dose as
the risk of serious side effects. Ask your veterinarian
before you give any other medications to your pet
Some other drugs can interact with this medication
so tell your veterinarian about any drugs or foods
Meloxicam should not be used in pregnant or nurs-
that you currently give your animal. Do not give new
ing animals unless the life of the mother is at risk.
foods or medications without first asking your vet-
Meloxicam should not be used in animals less than 6
Dogs and Cats: Dogs and cats usually receive this
If your animal has any of the above conditions, talk
to your veterinarian about the potential risks of us-
Horses: Horses usually receive this drug either by
ing the medication versus the benefits that it might
What Other Information Is Important About This
What Side Effects Can Be Seen With Its Use?
Meloxicam can sometimes cause stomach upset in
Meloxicam should be stored in a tight, light resistant,
animals. If your pet vomits blood or appears to have
childproof container away from all children and
blood in its stools, you should stop giving the drug
other household pets. If your pharmacist has com-
pounded a special liquid form of meloxicam, you should shake it well and store it exactly as the pharmacist has instructed.
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