This site was created to help folks like me and my PB regarding the use of metacam in cats.
PB crossed over today. He was suffering from Hermangiosarcoma.

Even though he is gone..this site remains his legacy...
 

PB (Pizza Bagel)
12/3/98 -10/15/12

Sail on my little friend...
You came to us a homeless boy..
Had every ailment known to veterinary science..
We kept your issues under control until today...
Cancer took you from us but cannot ever erase the memories and love we shared...

I love you and will treasure the memories...

Dave & Barb

 

FDA Announces Addition of Boxed Warning to METACAM® (meloxicam) Labels

 

9/29/2010...New Information from the makers of Metacam !!

Warning: Repeated use of meloxicam in cats has been associated with acute renal failure and death.
Do not administer additional doses of injectable or oral meloxicam to cats.
See Contraindications, Warnings and Precautions for detailed information.

Acute renal failure and death have been associated with use of meloxicam in cats.

9/29/10 New Client information Sheet (Oral Metacam) from the Manufacturer.

9/29/2010 New Client Information Sheet (Injectable Metacam) from the Manufacturer.

9/29/2010 New Letter from manufacturer to veterinarians warning giving Metacam to cats.


 

 A Recent note from a veterinarian regarding Metacam....

Hi Dave 
I'm a small animal veterinarian in Arizona and I personally know of three cases where cats died as a result of metacam use. I NEVER use metacam in cats, and warn all my clients about it. When I dispense it for dogs, I ALWAYS put a warning label on the bottle, "NOT FOR USE IN CATS."

You're welcome to contact me if you wish; 
Metacam is deadly in cats and I am not afraid to tell people this. Thanks!

Meredith Beard, DVM



Dealing with Adverse Reactions to Metacam

If you believe your cat has developed renal failure as a result of using Metacam, you should report this to the manufacturer.   

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.
2621 North Belt Highway
St. Joseph, MO 64506-2002


1-800-325-9167 or 1-866-638-2226

Most cats who suffer renal failure as a result of using Metacam are suffering from acute renal failure (ARF) and their bloodwork may be extremely high, with creatinine often in the high teens. Do not give up hope! Acute renal failure is difficult to treat, but not impossible: an aggressive treatment plan should see those numbers dramatically reduce in most cases, so don't opt for euthanasia immediately.

A treatment program which includes 4-5 days of IV fluid therapy (hospitalisation), followed by 4-6 weeks of sub-Q fluids at home, is often recommended by the manufacturers, but talk to them and see what they suggest for your cat. I would also suggest that you ask the manufacturers to pay your veterinary costs - I know they have done this for some people, although they have not necessarily paid the full costs.

You should also make a report to the Food & Drug Administration. Apparently the manufacturers are not obliged to report any cases of renal failure to the FDA because renal failure is already listed in the package insert as a possible side effect (see the link below). But I believe it is very important for the FDA to be fully aware of the scale of the problem.  

What to Watch For
  • Disorientation

  • Incoordination

  • Decreased urine production

  • Straining to urinate

  • Loss of appetite

  • Lethargy

  • Vomiting

  • Weakness

  • Changes in water consumption and urination

 

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This site has been created to educate the public on the dangers of Metacam and its usage in cats.
If you decide / decided not to use Metacam please let me know....
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 FDA's Adverse Drug Experience (5/3/07)
512 Cats Evaluated on Oral Meloxicam / Metacam

Anorexia 233
High Creatinine 232
High BUN 227
Depression/Lethargy 207
Vomiting 171
Kidney Failure 119
High P 96
Death 72
Azotemia 59
Death Euthanized 58
Dehydration 42

 

 

Metacam / Meloxicam is produced by
Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.
816-233-4459
techservices-ca@bi-vetmedica.com
2621 North Belt Highway
St. Joseph, MO 64506-2002

 

 

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