Metacam

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meloxicam

Authorised
This medicine is authorised for use in the European Union.

Overview

An overview of Metacam and why it is authorised in the EU

Metacam is an anti-inflammatory medicine used in cattle, pigs, horses, dogs, cats and guinea pigs.

In cattle, Metacam is used together with antibiotics, to reduce clinical signs such as fever and inflammation in acute (short-term) respiratory infection (infection of the lungs and airways). It can be used in diarrhoea in combination with oral re-hydration therapy (medicines given by mouth to restore water levels in the body) to reduce clinical signs of the disease in calves of over one week of age and young, non-lactating cattle. It can be used to relieve post-operative pain following dehorning in calves and as supportive therapy in the treatment of acute mastitis (inflammation of the udder), in combination with antibiotics.

In pigs, Metacam is used in non-infectious locomotor disorders (diseases that affect the ability to move) to reduce lameness and inflammation, relieve post-operative pain associated with minor soft tissue surgery such as castration, and for supportive therapy together with antibiotics in the treatment of diseases that occur after farrowing (giving birth) such as puerperal septicaemia and toxaemia (mastitis-metritis-agalactia syndrome, a bacterial infection of the udder and/or the womb).

In horses, Metacam is used to relieve pain associated with colic (abdominal pain) and to alleviate inflammation and pain in both acute and chronic (long-term) musculo-skeletal disorders (disorders affecting the muscles and bones).

In dogs, Metacam is used to reduce post-operative pain and inflammation following orthopaedic (e.g. fracture operation) and soft tissue surgery. Moreover, it is used to alleviate inflammation and pain in both acute and chronic musculo-skeletal disorders in dogs.

In cats, Metacam is used to reduce post-operative pain and inflammation after ovariohysterectomy (spay operation), orthopaedic and minor soft tissue surgery. Moreover, it is used to alleviate pain and inflammation in acute and chronic musculo-skeletal disorders.

In guinea pigs, Metacam is used to reduce post-operative pain after soft tissue surgery such as castration.

Metacam contains the active substance meloxicam.

This EPAR was last updated on 05/06/2018

Authorisation details

Product details
Name
Metacam
Agency product number
EMEA/V/C/000033
Active substance
meloxicam
International non-proprietary name (INN) or common name
meloxicam
Species
  • Horses
  • Dogs
  • Cattle
  • Cats
  • Pigs
  • Guinea pigs
Anatomical therapeutic chemical veterinary (ATCvet) codes
QM01AC06
Publication details
Marketing-authorisation holder
Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica GmbH
Revision
25
Date of issue of marketing authorisation valid throughout the European Union
07/01/1998
Contact address
Binger Strasse 173
55216 Ingelheim am Rhein
Germany

Product information

19/03/2018 Metacam - EMEA/V/C/000033 - II/0127

Contents

  • Annex I - Summary of product characteristics
  • Annex IIA - Manufacturing-authorisation holder responsible for batch release
  • Annex IIB - Conditions of the marketing authorisation
  • Annex IIIA - Labelling
  • Annex IIIB - Package leaflet

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Pharmacotherapeutic group

  • Anti inflammatory and antirheumatic products
  • non steroids (oxicams)

Therapeutic indication

Cats:

Alleviation of mild to moderate post-operative pain and inflammation following surgical procedures, e.g. orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery.
Alleviation of pain and inflammation in acute and chronic musculo-skeletal disorders.
Reduction of post-operative pain after ovariohysterectomy and minor soft tissue surgery.

Cattle:
For use in acute respiratory infection with appropriate antibiotic therapy to reduce clinical signs.
For use in diarrhoea in combination with oral re-hydration therapy to reduce clinical signs in calves of over one week of age and young, non-lactating cattle.
For the relief of post-operative pain following dehorning in calves.
For adjunctive therapy in the treatment of acute mastitis, in combination with antibiotic therapy.

Dogs:
Alleviation of inflammation and pain in both acute and chronic musculo-skeletal disorders.
Reduction of post-operative pain and inflammation following orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery.

Horses:
For use in the alleviation of inflammation and relief of pain in both acute and chronic musculo-skeletal disorders.
For the relief of pain associated with equine colic.
Alleviation of inflammation and relief of pain in both acute and chronic musculo-skeletal disorders.

Pigs:
For use in non-infectious locomotor disorders to reduce the symptoms of lameness and inflammation.
For the relief of post-operative pain associated with minor soft tissue surgery such as castration.
For adjunctive therapy in the treatment of puerperal septicaemia and toxaemia (mastitis-metritis-agalactia syndrome) with appropriate antibiotic therapy.

Guinea pigs:

Alleviation of mild to moderate post-operative pain associated with soft tissues surgery such as male castration

Assessment history

Changes since initial authorisation of medicine

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