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Is metacam for dogs the same drug as meloxicam for humans?

 

I have to pick some metacam up from the vet today, apparently she's giving me 2 weeks worth to see if that help's with Finn's leg pain. The cost is over 50 bucks. If the meloxicam that we take is the same thing can I just request a prescription for that to get filled at a regular pharmacy.

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Metacam is canine. Meloxicam is hoomam. But can be used for canine. Ask vet for rx for meloxi. Good luck! It's a wonder drug so far!

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Meloxicam is the generic. People-sized dose is way too high for a dog. I'm splitting a 7.5mg pill into halves, then shaving a bit off that for a 65-pound dog. 30 pills (60 days) costs me $8 at Walgreens.

 

It's hard on the stomach, so give pepcid (famotidine) before food, pill after food.

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Am I gonna get grief from the vet for wanting a prescription to take someplace else as opposed to buying it from them. LOL

 

Finn is 76 lbs and if this works and he has to be on it all the time, or even just for the winter, that's over 100 bucks a month for pain meds. Not that I don't love him to pieces but if I know I can get something else cheaper, it makes no sense for me to spend that kind of money just to get it from a vet's office.

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That is exactly the reasoning I gave my vet. They gave me rx with no prob. I simply said "I can't afford this". Everybody wants what's best for the kids so I would think (hope) you will get rx with no issue. :)

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The vet just called back and she has no problem giving a prescription for meloxicam. She just needs time to calculate for his weight before I can pick that and the cd with his x-rays up. So yay. Now I am just hoping the meloxicam is going to be cheaper than what I would have to pay at the vet. LOL

 

Do they write it out in the dogs name or mine?

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Should say Jane Doe (canine)

My rx is for 7.5 mg and Norm is 70lb. I am to break pills in half at most, once a day. I think that's the general concenses. So glad you could get it!

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My last dog was switched to from Metacam to Meloxicam by the vet.

Have the kidney function tested before starting a drug of this type as it can exacerbate CRF (make sure they're aware of Greyhound kidney values). Also have the dog on Sucralfate for the first week to help prevent stomach bleeds from the higher initial dose.

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That I don't have the figures for. I'm sorry!

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We had Norm on ?tagament? And we would crush one pill twice a day.

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