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Mobic

(Meloxicam)

Prescription onlyLower-cost generic available
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Relieves pain and inflammation.

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Mobic (Meloxicam) works well for treating pain and causes less upset stomach than other NSAIDs.

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Upsides

  • Works well to relieve pain and inflammation from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Good for muscle aches and pains.
  • It lasts longer than Ibuprofen, so you can take it less often.
  • Causes less upset stomach than other NSAIDs, like Ibuprofen.
  • Can also caus less bruising or bleeding than other NSAIDs when taken at lower doses (7.5 mg per day or less).
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Downsides

  • The longer you take Mobic (Meloxicam), the more likely you are to have stomach problems, including inflammation, ulcers, and bleeding. This can also happen if you take Mobic (Meloxicam) on an empty stomach.
  • Like all NSAIDs, it can raise your risk of blood clots, heart attack, or a stroke.
  • Can also affect your kidneys or cause permanent kidney damage if taken for a long time.

What to expect when you take Mobic (Meloxicam) for Arthritis

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Side effect rates for Mobic (Meloxicam)

313 From clinical trials of Meloxicam / Osteoarthritis (15 mg)
  • Headache
  • Flu-like symptomsa-like symptoms
  • Swelling due to excess fluid
  • Indigestion
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhea
  • Passing gas
  • Abdominal pain
  • Accident household

Risks and Warnings for Mobic (Meloxicam)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • History of heart attack
    • History of heart surgery
    • High blood pressure
    • High Cholesterol
    • Diabetes
    • Being Overweight or Obese
    • Smoking

    Mobic (Meloxicam) can increase your chance of having blood clots, heart attack, or stroke. Taking the lowest dose that works for you, for the shortest time possible, will lower your risk of having this type of problem. Never take Mobic (Meloxicam) during the first two weeks after having heart surgery.

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.

Means that some groups have a high risk of experiencing this side effect

Common concerns from people taking Mobic (Meloxicam)

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Food
  • Take Mobic (Meloxicam) only once a day. Take it with a meal or a snack to prevent an upset stomach.
  • Be sure to take it with food, not on an empty stomach.
  • Take it with food
  • Take with food
Kidneys and liver
  • Can also affect your kidneys or cause permanent kidney damage if taken for a long time.
  • Can hurt your kidneys, so don't use it if you have a history of kidney problems.
  • Mobic (Meloxicam), and similar medications in the NSAID family, can lower kidney function or cause permanent kidney damage. Taking the lowest dose for the shortest amount of time necessary can lower your risk for kidney problems. It is important to get lab tests to check your kidney function periodically if you use Mobic (Meloxicam) for long periods of time.
  • With my insurance it is about a penny a pill. No side effects but after reading info above I may ask my doctor for some kidney function screening annually. I have a knee injury. I wear acl braces during tennis and ice immediately afterward
  • My doctor ordered blood tests quarterly to check my kidneys.
  • Great drug. Be sure to have periodic kidney function tests.
Pain
  • Works well to relieve pain and inflammation from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Good for muscle aches and pains.
  • Can hurt your kidneys, so don't use it if you have a history of kidney problems.
  • It tackles the swelling alone really well, I've been able to move more freely because of it, but since mine is rooted closely with pain as well, I would prefer something that tackles both.
  • Just doesn't work for even moderate inflammatory pain.
  • Medication works well along with normal pain mess to mask the pain.
Weight
  • Weight gain