Orders containing both prescription and non-prescription products will only be despatched once the prescription has been received.
Medications and drugs are non-returnable.
Metacam is oral suspension containing 15mg/ml of meloxicam, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug used to alleviate pain and inflammation in horses.
Yellowish viscous oral suspension with a green tinge. One ml contains meloxicam 15 mg as active substance and sodium benzoate 1.5 mg as excipient.
Alleviation of inflammation and relief of pain in both acute and chronic musculo-skeletal disorders.
Dosage and administration
To be administered either mixed with food or directly into the mouth at a dosage of 0.6 mg/kg body weight, once daily, up to 14 days. Where the product is mixed with food, it should be added to a small quantity of food, prior to feeding.
The suspension should be given using the measuring syringe provided in the package. The syringe fits onto the bottle and has a kg-body weight scale.
Shake well before use.
After administration of the veterinary medicinal product, close the bottle by replacing the cap, wash the measuring syringe with warm water and let it dry. Avoid introduction of contamination during use.
Contra-indications, warnings, etc
Do not use in pregnant or lactating mares.
Do not use in horses suffering from gastrointestinal disorders such as irritation and haemorrhage, impaired hepatic, cardiac or renal function and haemorrhagic disorders.
Do not use in case of hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients.
Do not use in horses less than 6 weeks of age.
Special precautions for use in animals
Avoid use in any dehydrated, hypovolaemic or hypotensive animal, as there is a potential risk of renal toxicity.
Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the veterinary medicinal product to animals
People with known hypersensitivity to Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) should avoid contact with the veterinary medicinal product. In case of accidental ingestion, seek medical advice immediately and show the package leaflet or the label to the physician.
Isolated cases of adverse reactions typically associated with NSAIDs were observed in clinical trials (slight urticaria, diarrhoea). Symptoms were reversible. In very rare cases loss of appetite, lethargy, abdominal pain and colitis have been reported. In very rare cases anaphylactoid reactions, which may be serious (including fatal), may occur and should be treated symptomatically.
If adverse reactions occur, treatment should be discontinued and the advice of a veterinarian should be sought.
Laboratory studies in cattle have not provided any evidence for teratogenic, foetotoxic, or maternotoxic effects. However, no data have been generated in horses. Therefore the use in this species is not recommended during pregnancy and lactation.
Do not administer concurrently with glucocorticoids, other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or with anti-coagulant agents.
In the case of overdose symptomatic treatment should be initiated.
Meat and offal: 3 days.
Shelf-life of the veterinary medicinal product as packaged for sale: 3 years.
Shelf-life after first opening of the immediate packaging: 6 months.
Keep out of the sight and reach of children. For animal treatment only.
Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from such veterinary medicinal products should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.