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Metacam (Meloxicam) Chewable 1mg (Per Tablet) Prescription Required

$1.15

Active ingredient: Each chew contains 1mg meloxicam.

Manufacturer: Boehringer Ingelheim

Prescription Medicine:

This is a prescription medicine, it is only available only under an approved veterinary authorisation. Please ensure that you have read the "How to Order Prescription Medicine" page before ordering this item.

All prescription medicines on the Your Pet PA website are purchased through veterinary wholesalers the same as those used by your Vet. All our products are ACVM or NZULM listed and identical to those used by your Veterinary Surgeon. Please call or email us if you have any queries about any of the products on our site.

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

ACVM # A009631

 

 

Commonly asked questions about Metacam Chewable:

What is Metacam?
Metacam is a prescription nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that reduces the pain and inflammation of osteoarthritis and other musculoskeletal disorders.


Why do pets use Metacam?
If your dog or cat has been diagnosed with osteoarthritis or suffers from joint pain, your veterinarian may prescribe an NSAID such as Meloxicam to reduce the associated pain and inflammation.


What else should I know about Metacam?
Reduces joint pain and inflammation. Can be mixed with food or given into the mouth.
Your veterinarian may ask for routine blood tests to check for liver and kidney side effects. These follow-ups are very important.


What problems could my dog or cat have with Metacam?
Serious, but rare, side effects of Metacam include ulcers and liver or kidney problems. These are more likely in cats. Contact your veterinarian immediately if you notice symptoms such as eating less than normal, vomiting, changes in bowel movements, changes in behaviour or activity, weakness, seizures, aggression, jaundice, changes in drinking, or changes in urination. Store Metacam out of reach of children and other pets.


How do you use Metacam?
Metacam should be given with food. Follow your veterinarian's directions.
The tablets are chewable and can be mixed with food or given into the mouth.


What is in Metacam?
The active ingredient in Metacam is Meloxicam. Meloxicam is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).

Prescription Medications

Your PetPA facilitates the supply of restricted veterinary medicines (veterinary prescriptions) and is approved to do so by the Ministry of Primary Industries. When purchasing prescription medication through Your PetPA you know that:

  • All prescription medication supplied is sourced from New Zealand veterinary wholesalers.
  • All prescription medication available is registered with the New Zealand Government under the ACVM Act 1997 (Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines).

All prescription medication listed on the Your PetPA website is available for supply on acceptance of your order by our team and on receipt of the original prescription.

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