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    DefaultAnyone heard of the new generic Metacam

    I have been told there is a generic Metacam that is much cheaper.

    In N.Z. Metacam costs $150.00 a bottle. This lasts 6 weeks. Along with his twice monthly Pentosan at $35.00 it is expensive. Not that I begrudge him pain meds, but he is needing more and more. I want to try accupuncture or other treatment for his hips so will all add up.


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    DefaultRe: Anyone heard of the new generic Metacam

    I had been buying Flexicam (same thing) but cheaper, but I am in Ireland, so I don't suppose that is any good to you!
    Maybe you could look it up and see if it is available to you in N.Z?

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    DefaultRe: Anyone heard of the new generic Metacam

    Meloxicam (also the name of the active ingredient) by Troy has been out here for 2 or 3 months. About $20 less a 100ml bottle then Metacam (wholesale price, so might be $40 per bottle cheaper retail....depending on your vets mark up %) See if your vet is charging you a dispensing fee as well. We usually do away with the dispensing fee when clients buy "in bulk" on a regular basis.....might save a further $10 - $15.

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    DefaultRe: Anyone heard of the new generic Metacam

    We have used Meloxicam and Metacam for Gabby's back/hip in the spring/early summer (it all runs together?).

    I was not happy with it as it caused diarrhea. However, so did carpofren and rimadyl- so it is likely she is just sensitive.


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