Loxicom Oral Suspension for Dogs & Cats

Loxicom Oral Suspension for Dogs & Cats
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Loxicom 0.5mg/ml Oral Suspension Dogs

Loxicom Oral for dogs is an oral suspension for dogs contains 0.5mg of meloxicam. It is indicated for the alleviation of inflammation and pain in both acute and chronic musculo-skeletal disorders in dogs.

Each ml contains: Active Substance: Meloxicam 0.5 mg Excipients: Sodium benzoate 1.5 mg

Pale yellow oral suspension.

Alleviation of inflammation and pain in both acute and chronic musculo-skeletal disorders in dogs.

Oral use. To be administered with food or directly into the mouth. Shake well before use. Initial treatment is a single dose of 0.2 mg meloxicam/kg bodyweight (i.e. 4 ml/10 kg bodyweight) on the first day. Treatment is to be continued once daily by oral administration (at 24 hour intervals) at a maintenance dose of 0.1 mg meloxicam/kg bodyweight (i.e. 2 ml/10 kg bodyweight). For longer term treatment, once clinical response has been observed (after 4 days), the dose can be adjusted to the lowest effective individual dose reflecting that the degree of pain and inflammation associated with chronic musculo-skeletal disorders may vary over time. Particular care should be taken with regard to the accuracy of dosing. The suspension can be given using either of the two measuring syringes provided in the package. The syringes fit onto the bottle and have a kg-bodyweight scale which corresponds to the maintenance dose (i.e. 0.1 mg meloxicam/kg bodyweight). Thus for the first day, twice the maintenance volume will be required. Alternatively therapy may be initiated with Loxicom 5 mg/ml solution for injection. A clinical response is normally seen within 3-4 days. Treatment should be discontinued after 10 days at the latest if no clinical improvement is apparent. Avoid introduction of contamination during use.

Loxicom 1.5mg/ml Oral Suspension Dogs

Loxicom Oral for dogs is an oral suspension for dogs contains 1.5mg of meloxicam. It is indicated for the alleviation of inflammation and pain in both acute and chronic musculo-skeletal disorders in dogs.

Each ml contains: Active Substance: Meloxicam 1.5 mg Excipients: Sodium Benzoate 1.5 mg

Pale yellow oral suspension.

Alleviation of inflammation and pain in both acute and chronic musculo-skeletal disorders in dogs.

Oral use. To be administered with food or directly into the mouth. Shake well before use. Initial treatment is a single dose of 0.2 mg meloxicam/kg bodyweight (i.e. 1.33 ml/10 kg bodyweight) on the first day. Treatment is to be continued once daily by oral administration (at 24 hour intervals) at a maintenance dose of 0.1 mg meloxicam/kg bodyweight (i.e. 0.667 ml/10 kg bodyweight). For longer term treatment, once clinical response has been observed (after 4 days), the dose can be adjusted to the lowest effective individual dose reflecting that the degree of pain and inflammation associated with chronic musculo-skeletal disorders may vary over time. Particular care should be taken with regard to the accuracy of dosing. The suspension can be given using either of the two measuring syringes provided in the package (depending on weight of dog). The syringes fit onto the bottle and have a kg-bodyweight scale which corresponds to the maintenance dose (i.e. 0.1 mg meloxicam/kg bodyweight). Thus for the first day, twice the maintenance volume will be required. Alternatively therapy may be initiated with Loxicom 5 mg/ml solution for injection. A clinical response is normally seen within 3-4 days. Treatment should be discontinued after 10 days at the latest if no clinical improvement is apparent. Avoid introduction of contamination during use.

Loxicom Oral Suspension Cats

Loxicom Oral for cats is an oral suspension for cats contains 0.5mg of meloxicam. It can be used to alleviate mild to moderate post-operative pain and inflammation following surgical procedures in cats, e.g. orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery as well as in acute and chronic musculo-skeletal disorders.

Each ml contains: Active Substance: Meloxicam 0.5 mg Excipient: Sodium benzoate 1.5 mg

Pale yellow oral suspension.

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

Oral use. To be administered with food or directly into the mouth. Shake well before use. Dosage: Post-operative pain and inflammation following surgical procedures: After initial treatment with Loxicom 5 mg/ml Solution for Injection for Dogs and Cats continue treatment 24 hours later with Loxicom 0.5 mg/ml oral suspension for cats at a dosage of 0.05 mg meloxicam/kg body weight. The oral follow-up dose may be administered once daily (at 24-hour intervals) for up to four days. Acute musculo-skeletal disorders: Initial treatment is a single oral dose of 0.2 mg meloxicam/kg body weight on the first day. Treatment is to be continued once daily by oral administration (at 24-hour intervals) at a dose of 0.05 mg meloxicam/kg body weight for as long as acute pain and inflammation persist. Chronic musculo-skeletal disorders: Initial treatment is a single dose of 0.1 mg meloxicam/kg bodyweight on the first day. Treatment is to be continued once daily by oral administration (at 24 hour intervals) at a maintenance dose of 0.05 mg meloxicam/kg bodyweight. A clinical response is normally seen within 7 days. Treatment should be discontinued after 14 days at the latest if no clinical improvement is apparent. Dosing Procedure: The syringe fits onto the bottle and has a kg-body weight scale which corresponds to the maintenance dose. Thus for initiation of the treatment of chronic musculo-skeletal disorders on the first day, twice the maintenance volume will be required. For initiation of the treatment of acute musculo-skeletal disorders on the first day, 4 times the maintenance volume will be required. Particular care should be taken with regard to the accuracy of dosing. The recommended dose should not be exceeded. The suspension should be given using the Loxicom measuring syringe provided in the package. Avoid introduction of contamination during use.

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Reviews (40)

Summary of Reviews for Loxicom Oral Suspension for Dogs & Cats

Overall 5
Effectiveness
Ease Of Use
Value For Money
Absence Of Side Effects
39 out of 40 (98%) customers would recommend this product.
5 stars (31 reviews)
4 stars (8 reviews)
3 stars (1 reviews)
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55 Good medicine not so great on price
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By on 24 August 2021

You can tell when millie has had no medicine as she is very lame without it.

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55 Great product for dogs with joint problems
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By on 11 August 2021

My Lil One was first prescribed this 4 months ago when I noticed that she was having problems with her back legs and wouldn't even let me stroke her on her hip so off to the vets she went and she prescribed this product to help her its an anti inflammatory especially for skeletal problems. I noticed the difference within a few days she was much more like her normal playful self. There has been a lot of supply issues with this product but as the same drug has several different names I've had to be well prepared to get her prescription filled before the previous bottle runs out but it definitely helps especially with her pain. She is nearly 14 so it's been a total lifestyle change for her. No more coming upstairs to sleep on my bed. She has her bed in the living room with access to the garden from 4 in the morning until I lock up at bedtime. It's easy to give her she is used to me squinting the syringe provided into her mouth before her dinner as it must be given with food. I know that she will need it for the rest of her life but I'd rather she was pain free and has a good quality of life and this product allows that and its a hell of a lot cheaper than the vet charges for it.

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55 Nothing short of a miracle
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By on 4 July 2021

Our 10 year old labrafor Merlin developed a limp and stiff leg on his right front side. Our vet prescribed Loxicom for him. It took a few weeks but he is now running about limp free enjoying life once again. Luckily we found this product on Viovet and the saving is fantastic as Merlin will be taking it permanently now.

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45 Excellent product
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By on 19 April 2021

My elderly dog has been on loxicom for many years with no side effects helps keep her fairly pain free

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55 Great anti-inflamatory
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By on 4 February 2021

Good for short term use as an anti-inflamatory to ease muscle pain or damage. Very easy to use a 2 syringes are supplied with the medicine to either administer orally or put over food.

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Q & A

Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Loxicom Oral Suspension for Dogs & Cats, including answers from our team.

5 October 2020 at 2:46pm

2 dogs taken the same medication

Joanne

I have 2 dogs that are now prescribed loxicom will I need 2 separate prescriptions or can I just buy a larger bottle

  • VioVet Staff

Your vet can prescribe the same bottle to multiple animals if they put both your dog's name on the prescription. We can only dispense exactly what your vet writes on the prescription so I recommend discussing if this is something they will feel comfortable with doing.

6 July 2016 at 4:31pm

Would a joint supplement be helpful?

Louise

  • VioVet customer since 2014
  • From: Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

My 12 yr old staffie has been prescribed loxicom for arthritis, would joint supplements such as cod liver oil or similar help him at all and can they be taken together

  • VioVet Staff

Loxicom belongs to a group of drugs (the so called NSAIDs) which are often used alongside a joint supplement. It is widely believed that the combination is helpful, though scientific support for this is not totally conclusive. The most highly regarded joint supplements contain glucosamine, chondroitin and some other ingredients. Good examples would be Yumove and Joint Force. I would recommend you give one of these rather than cod liver oil. They need to be given for a few weeks before you can expect to see full results, because they are nutritional supplements rather than drugs, so their effects tend to take a while to build up. Some dogs do seem to respond remarkably well, others minimally, but you only find out by trying.

14 October 2015 at 5:30am

Getting prescription

Barney

How do I get a prescription &how much will my vet charge

  • VioVet Staff

As soon as your vet has decided which medication is best for your pet, you can ask him or her to give you a written prescription for that medication. It is that piece of paper which we need a copy of before we can sell you the medication. It is entirely up to your vet how much they charge for writing it out. Most vets charge between £5 and £15, though a few vets do not charge at all. They are also able to write the prescription for just one small bottle, or multiple bottles to last you 6 months or a year if they feel the medication will be needed for that long. We can then keep a copy of the prescription and you can buy new bottles when you need them. That way you pay just one prescription fee for multiple bottles. It all depends how helpful your vet is - they vary a lot.

9 September 2015 at 4:53pm

Dose

Catherine

Is 0.1mg/kg the most a dog can have. My rotti has a osteosarcoma and is for palliative care. Currently taking 0.1mg/kg but was wondering if he can have more.

  • VioVet Staff

Some dogs can tolerate a higher dose, others will react badly (maybe after a while as the drug builds up in the body) and suffer serious side effects (usually gastro-intestinal upset with bleeding etc, but maybe liver/kidney trouble). I am afraid that the outlook for your dog is clearly not good anyway, so you will of course just want to do what you can to make things less uncomfortable. Usually this would be achieved by adding other classes of pain-relieving medication to the Loxicom, rather than pushing the dose of Loxicom to potentially problematic levels. Your vet could prescribe other medicines to add so I would definitely do that first. (If you can get a written prescription we sell many other things very economically, but they must be prescribed by your own vet.)

25 August 2015 at 6:39pm

Side effects

Lorraine

Hello my dog has renal problems and is managed on a special diet, recently he has developed joint problems, following x-rays he was prescribed loxicom, I am concerned about the effects this drug might have on his kidneys, I am aware that unfortunately wanting to keep him pain free means we have to give him something. Is this drug particularly tough on the kidneys? Thankyou for your help.

  • VioVet Staff

You are right to be mindful of the issues here, but there is not a perfect answer. Loxicom contains the drug meloxicam and this probably provides the best balance between good pain relief combined with minimal adverse effect on the kidneys. You should not exceed the recommended dose and if possible, judging on results, you might try to reduce the dose of Loxicom in time. Obviously talk to your own vet about this, but for many dogs in this situation, this is a perfectly reasonable choice. If your dog becomes ill in any way, especially if he goes off his food or shows vomiting or diarrhoea, then you should stop Loxicom until things are better.

23 September 2014 at 4:36pm

Why did my vet not tell me about this.

susan

my GSD just got spayed on Friday n my vet charged me £15 for 1.5 mg/ml bottle of loxicom and today I had to buy another one as she is still swollen, In future how would I go about askn for a prescription to buy online as its so much cheaper for me. ty x

  • VioVet Staff

You can at any time ask your vet for a written prescription from him/her in order to buy medication elsewhere. Your vet will be familiar with this sort of request. He/she is obliged to give you a prescription on request if the medication is suitable, but can and normally will charge you for the document (say £10 or £15). That can mean that it is not worth buying the medication elsewhere, but it depends how helpful your vet wants to be. Some do not charge at all. Usually the system works best for animals which are on long-term medication for arthritis or heart disease etc and you can buy 6 months worth of meds on one prescription.

20 September 2014 at 1:13pm

Poor response to treatment?

how long t see improvement and

How long does it take t show improvement my dog has had injection and one dose but still squeling out in pain and cant move how long leave him before consulting vet again

  • VioVet Staff

It sounds as if your dog might be in severe pain and the treatment is not being effective. Some causes of pain do not respond well to this drug anyway, so I think you should go back to your vet and get things re-assessed.

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