What is Loxicom?
Loxicom is an FDA approved veterinary medicine produced by Norbrook Pharmaceuticals. With over 40 years of experience, Norbrook Pharmaceuticals is one of the largest private veterinary pharmaceutical companies in the world offering world-class manufacturing and innovation. The active ingredient in Lexicom medications is meloxicam, making this prescription-only medicine the bioequivalent of Metacam at a more affordable price.
What is Loxicom used for?
Loxicom is a painkiller and anti-inflammatory medication meant to treat animals for various conditions, including chronic and acute musculoskeletal disorders. Loxicom is available on prescription as an oral suspension and as chewable tablets. You can pick up your prescription of Loxicom alongside other medications with our prescription service.
About Loxicom Doses
Loxicom is available for both dogs and cats, and as such the dosages needed for both are very different. Always speak with a pharmacist before administering this medication as it is important that your pet is accurately weighed and assessed by a vet to ensure they are not under or overdosed.
Loxicom for Dogs
Loxicom for dogs in its oral form has a straightforward dosage to be given based on your dog’s weight and needs. Please ensure you follow the prescribed dosage as given by your veterinarian as this can vary on a case-by-case basis.
Loxicom for Cats
Loxicom for cats comes in an oral suspension, and should be dosed based on your cat’s weight and needs. This medication comes in 5ml or 15ml bottles, and as with dogs should be given according to the prescribed amount by your veterinarian.
How to administer Loxicom Oral Suspension
Loxicom Oral Suspension can be given to your pet directly, or may be added to their food. The following instructions are how to administer the Loxicom Oral Suspension directly into your pet's mouth. First, tilt back your pet’s head and pull back their lip. Place the tip of the syringe just pat your pet’s teeth (most easily the canine) and slowly inject the solution as your pet swallows. Make sure not to press too quickly as this can cause choking and wastage. Once the solution has been administered, give your pet a treat.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Loxicom as good as Metacam?
Studies have tested Loxicom against Metacam have shown it has similar effectiveness, which is why it has been EU approved.
Can you get Loxicom without a vet prescription?
No. Loxicom is a prescription only medication and cannot be purchased without a valid prescription from your vet. You should be wary of anywhere that is offering this medication without a prescription.
How quickly does Loxicom work?
Improvements should be seen within a few hours of administering Loxicom, but generally speaking it can take 3-4 days to see the full response.
What are the side effects of Loxicom?
As with other prescription medications, there are some possible side effects from using Loxicom. The possible side effects include loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhoea, and blood in stool. In some cases, renal failure and apathy can also occur in cats and dogs.
Side effects of Loxicom tend to occur within the first week of treatment, but often disappear once the treatment has stopped.