Loxicom Oral for Dogs & Cats

Loxicom Oral for Dogs & Cats Loxicom Oral for Dogs & Cats Loxicom Oral for Dogs & Cats
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  • 1mg Chewable Tablets » Priced per Tablet £0.59
  • 2.5mg Chewable Tablets » Priced per Tablet £1.09
  • Injection 5mg/ml » 10ml Bottle £55.49
  • Injection 5mg/ml » 20ml Bottle £104.50
  • Injection 20mg/ml » 50ml Bottle £67.99
  • Injection 20mg/ml » 250ml Bottle £279.49
  • Injection LA 20mg/ml » 100ml Bottle £130.00
  • Oral Suspension for Cats » 5ml Bottle £13.49
  • Oral Suspension for Cats » 15ml Bottle £16.99
  • Oral Suspension for Dogs » 10ml Bottle £13.00
  • Oral Suspension for Dogs » 15ml Bottle £17.50
  • Oral Suspension for Dogs » 32ml Bottle £14.99
  • Limited Stock Oral Suspension for Dogs » 100ml Bottle £32.99

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Loxicom is supplied as a liquid to add to food, as tablets or as an injection. It contains the well known and trusted veterinary drug meloxicam. This is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug which is used to provide relief from the stiffness and discomfort associated with osteoarthritis in the dog and cat. It is also used for other painful, inflammatory conditions, especially of the musculo-skeletal system, such as injuries. It can be given for a short course in acute conditions, or can be given for long periods of time in chronic conditions.

Alleviation of inflammation and pain in both acute and chronic musculo-skeletal disorders in dogs Do not use in pregnant or lactating animals.
Initial treatment is a single dose of 0.2mg meloxicam/kg bodyweight (i.e.1.33ml/10 kg bodyweight) on the first day. Treatment is to be continued once daily by oral administration (at 24 hour interval) at a maintenance dose of 0.1mg meloxicam/kg bodyweight (i.e. 0.667ml/10kg 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. Please carefully follow the instructions of the veterinarian.
For oral use. To be administered with food or directly into the mouth. shake well before use.
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. 0.1mg meloxicam/kg bodyweight). Thus for initiation of the therapy on the first day, twice the maintenance volume will be required.
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.
Each ml contains: Meloxicam 1.5mg/ml Sodium benzoate 1.5mg
Do not use in pregnant or lactating animals. Do not use in animals suffering from gastrointestinal disorders such as irritation and haemorrhage, impared 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 dogs less than 6 weeks of age. Typical adverse reactions of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhoea, faecal occult blood, apathy and renal failure have occasionally been reported. These adverse reactions occur generally within the first treatment week and are in most cases transient and disappear following termination of the treatment but in very rare cases may be serious or fatal. If adverse reactions occur, treatment shoud be discontinued and the advice of a veterinarian should be sought. Avoid use in any dehydrated, hypovolaemic or hypotensive animal, as there is a potential risk of renal toxicity. Other NSAIDs, diuretics, anticoagulants, aminoglycoside antibiotics and substances with high protein binding may compete for binding and thus lead to toxic effects. Loxicom must not be administered in conjunction with other NSAIDs or glucocorticosteroids. Pre-treatment with anti-inflammatory substances may result in additional or increased adverse effects and accordingly a treatment-free period with such veterinary medicinal products should be observed for at least 24 hours before commencement of treatment. The treatment-free period, however, should take into account the pharmacokinetic properties of the products used previously. In the case of overdose symptomatic treatment should be initiated.

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Reviews (36)

Summary of Reviews for Loxicom Oral for Dogs & Cats

Overall 5
Ease Of Use
Value For Money
Absence Of Side Effects
35 out of 36 (97%) customers would recommend this product.
5 stars (28 reviews)
4 stars (7 reviews)
3 stars (1 reviews)
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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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45 Good pain relief but cheaper generics are available
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By on 15 November 2020

Took a few days to work but the dog is walking again!

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55 loxicom
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By on 22 October 2020

seems to work very well

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55 Good pain killer/anti-inflammatory.
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By on 4 October 2020

Loxicom arrived promptly and has helped my elderly cat who has arthritis in his front legs.

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55 Good Product
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By on 22 September 2020

Has helped my dog for several years but now requires additional help with Gabapentin tablets as the arthritis has progressed.

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Q & A

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

5 October 2020 at 1:46pm

2 dogs taken the same medication


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 3:31pm

Would a joint supplement be helpful?


  • 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 4:30am

Getting prescription


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 3:53pm



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 5:39pm

Side effects


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 3:36pm

Why did my vet not tell me about this.


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 12:13pm

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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