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Mobic is a prescription drug indicated to treat the pain and inflammation associated with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and juvenile idiopathic arthritis. The active ingredient in Mobic is meloxicam. Meloxicam belongs to a class of medicines known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs. It works by blocking certain enzymes in the body that cause inflammation and pain.
Meloxicam is commonly prescribed to reduce pain, swelling, and stiffness of the joints and mild to moderate pain and inflammation caused by rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Meloxicam is available in the form of tablets of 15 and 7.5 mg.
Uses and Dosage
Mobic typically comes in the form of a tablet or capsule that is taken by mouth as directed by a doctor, usually once a day. drink a full glass of water (8 ounces/240 milliliters) with it unless otherwise instructed by a doctor, and do not lie down for at least 10 minutes after taking the tablet or capsule form of this medication. Follow the instructions provided by a doctor or qualified healthcare professional when taking medication.
The typical dose for pain from rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis is 7.5 mg to 15 mg taken orally once daily, with a maximum dose of 15 mg per day. However, the dosage may vary depending on the patient's condition, age, weight, and other factors.
Common Side Effects of Mobic (Meloxicam):
- Cold or flu symptoms
- Stomach pain
Serious Side Effects of Mobic (Meloxicam):
- The first sign of any skin rash, no matter how mild
- Shortness of breath (even with mild exertion)
- Swelling or rapid weight gain
- Signs of stomach bleeding
- Bloody or tarry stools
- Coughing up blood
- Vomit that looks like coffee grounds
- Signs of liver problems
- Upper stomach pain
- Itching, tired feeling
- Flu-like symptoms
- Loss of appetite
- Dark urine
- Clay-colored stools
- Jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)
- Signs of kidney problems
- Feeling tired or short of breath
- Little or no urinating
- Painful or difficult urination
- Swelling in your feet or ankles
- Low red blood cells (anemia)
- Feeling light-headed or short of breath
- Pale skin
- Rapid heart rate
- Trouble concentrating
Form and strength
Mobic (Meloxicam) is available in the following forms and strengths:
- 15 mg
- 7.5 mg
- 15 mg
- 7.5 mg
- Before taking meloxicam, inform your doctor or pharmacist about any allergies you have, including allergies to aspirin, other NSAIDs (such as ibuprofen, naproxen, celecoxib), or any other substances.
- To ensure safe use of Mobic, monitor renal function in patients with renal or hepatic impairment, heart failure, dehydration, or hypovolemia. The use of Meloxicam should be avoided in patients with advanced renal disease unless the benefits of using the medication are expected to outweigh the risk of worsening renal function.
- Mobic may cause stomach or intestinal bleeding, which can be fatal. These conditions can occur without warning while you are using Mobic, especially in older adults.
- If a patient shows signs of hypersensitivity or skin rash when using MOBIC is to discontinue the medication immediately.
- To ensure safe use of MOBIC, note that the medication can increase the risk of fatal heart attack or stroke, particularly if used long-term, at high doses, or if the patient has pre-existing heart disease.
- Avoid the use of NSAIDs in women at about 30 weeks gestation and later in pregnancy due to the risks of oligohydramnios/fetal renal dysfunction and premature closure of the fetal ductus arteriosus/
- To ensure a safe pregnancy outcome, it is recommended to limit the use of MOBIC between about 20 to 30 weeks of pregnancy due to the risk of oligohydramnios/fetal renal dysfunction.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can Mobic interact with other medications or health conditions?
Yes, Mobic may interact with other medications or health conditions, for example, Mobic can interact with blood thinners, other NSAIDs, antidepressants, or certain heart or blood pressure medications.
Is Mobic safe for everyone to take?
No, Mobic may not be safe for everyone, especially pregnant or breastfeeding women, people with a history of stomach ulcers or bleeding, people with kidney or liver problems, or people with heart or blood vessel problems.
How many days does it take Mobic to work?
Meloxicam can take up to two weeks to start working in full effect. Some people may experience improvements in pain, swelling, tenderness, or stiffness within 24 to 72 hours.
How long can I stay on Mobic?
You should also not take the medication for longer than 10 days for pain relief or three days for fever relief.
How quickly does Mobic reduce inflammation?
Meloxicam may improve symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis within two or three weeks. Those on higher doses of this NSAID may experience more relief during that time. The full effects of meloxicam may take six months to fully kick in.
It's important to purchase Mobic from verified Canadian pharmacy.