Relieves pain and inflammation.
Our pharmacists’ bottom line
Mobic (Meloxicam) works well for treating pain and causes less upset stomach than other NSAIDs.
- 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).
- 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.
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Side effects for Mobic (Meloxicam)
From clinical trials of Meloxicam / Osteoarthritis (15 mg) ( 313)
- HeadacheHeadache8% for Meloxicam vs.10% for placebo
- Flu-like symptomsa-like symptomsFlu-like symptomsa-like symptoms6% for Meloxicam vs.5% for placebo
- Swelling due to excess fluidSwelling due to excess fluid5% for Meloxicam vs.3% for placebo
- IndigestionIndigestion5% for Meloxicam vs.5% for placebo
- NauseaNausea4% for Meloxicam vs.3% for placebo
- DizzinessDizziness4% for Meloxicam vs.3% for placebo
- DiarrheaDiarrhea3% for Meloxicam vs.4% for placebo
- Passing gasPassing gas3% for Meloxicam vs.5% for placebo
- Abdominal painAbdominal pain3% for Meloxicam vs.3% for placebo
- Accident householdAccident household3% for Meloxicam vs.2% for placebo
Manufacturers don’t say how common these side effects are
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- Take Mobic (Meloxicam) only once a day. Take it with a meal or a snack to prevent an upset stomach.
- Can make you bruise or bleed more easily and it can also cause stomach ulcers.
- Don't take it with other blood thinners, like aspirin, unless your doctor tells you it's safe.
- Can hurt your kidneys, so don't use it if you have a history of kidney problems.
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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.
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- Tips from our pharmacists
- › 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.Age: 76Gender: manTaken for: ArthritisDuration taken: a year or so
- Take it with food.Age: 47Gender: womanTaken for: Rheumatoid arthritis
- Works well for inflammation not a bad drug, just remember to take it with food, I only came off it due to it not being strong enoughAge: 45Gender: womanTaken for: Arthritis
- Upsides and downsides from our pharmacists
- › Can also affect your kidneys or cause permanent kidney damage if taken for a long time.
- Tips from our pharmacists
- › Can hurt your kidneys, so don't use it if you have a history of kidney problems.
- Risks from our pharmacists
- › 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.
- Great drug. Be sure to have periodic kidney function tests.Age: 73Gender: manTaken for: Arthritis
- I had better results taking it at night, because i could remember to do that better, and a sleep poorly due to pain and it helped that too.Age: 54Gender: womanDuration taken: a year or so
- I've had no problems with it. When I was first prescribed it, I couldn't put any weight on my knee without extreme pain. I consider it a miracle drug for me because it helped so much that I could walk again.Age: 61Gender: womanDuration taken: two years or more
- Weight gainAge: 54Gender: woman