Generic Name: meloxicam, Oral tablet

Generic Name:

meloxicam, Oral tablet


All Brands

  • Mobic
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Highlights for meloxicam

Oral tablet
MELOXICAM (mel OX i cam) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. It may be used for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
This drug also comes in other forms, including Oral Suspension
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Talk to your healthcare provider if you have any of these conditions.
Know what to watch for and get tips for reducing your risks while taking this drug.
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meloxicam Side Effects

Oral tablet

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • black or bloody stools, blood in the urine or vomit
  • blurred vision
  • chest pain
  • difficulty breathing or wheezing
  • nausea or vomiting
  • skin rash, skin redness, blistering or peeling skin, hives, or itching
  • slurred speech or weakness on one side of the body
  • swelling of eyelids, throat, lips
  • unexplained weight gain or swelling
  • unusually weak or tired
  • yellowing of eyes or skin

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • constipation or diarrhea
  • dizziness
  • gas or heartburn
  • stomach pain
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meloxicam May Interact with Other Medications

Oral tablet
  • alcohol
  • aspirin
  • cidofovir
  • diuretics
  • lithium
  • medicines for high blood pressure
  • methotrexate
  • other drugs for inflammation like ketorolac, ibuprofen, and prednisone
  • pemetrexed
  • warfarin
Disclaimer: Our goal is to provide you with the most relevant and current information. However, because drugs interact differently in each person, we cannot guarantee that this information includes all possible interactions. This information is not a substitute for medical advice. Always speak with your healthcare provider about possible interactions with all prescription drugs, vitamins, herbs and supplements, and over-the-counter drugs that you are taking.
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How to Use meloxicam

Oral tablet

Take this medicine by mouth with a full glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take this medicine in an upright or sitting position. If possible take bedtime doses at least 10 minutes before lying down. You can take it with or without food. If it upsets your stomach, take it with food. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed.

A special MedGuide will be given to you by the pharmacist with each prescription and refill. Be sure to read this information carefully each time.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

Elderly patients over 65 years old may have a stronger reaction to this medicine and need smaller doses.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • asthma
  • cigarette smoker
  • coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery within the past 2 weeks
  • drink more than 3 alcohol-containing drinks a day
  • heart disease or circulation problems such as heart failure or leg edema (fluid retention)
  • hemophilia or bleeding problems
  • high blood pressure
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • stomach bleeding or ulcers
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to meloxicam, aspirin, other NSAIDs, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding
What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your pain does not get better. Talk to your doctor before taking another medicine for pain. Do not treat yourself.

This medicine does not prevent heart attack or stroke. If you take aspirin to prevent heart attack or stroke, talk with your doctor or health care professional.

Do not take medicines such as ibuprofen and naproxen with this medicine. Side effects such as stomach upset, nausea, or ulcers may be more likely to occur. Many medicines available without a prescription should not be taken with this medicine.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Protect from moisture. Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

What does the pill look like?

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How Much Does meloxicam Cost?

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Last Updated: April 11, 2011

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