Generic Name(s): meloxicam
Drug Class: NSAIDs
Treats: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
Mobic, also called meloxicam, is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug or NSAID and a derivative of oxicam, is a medication used to address the pain and swelling experienced by patients with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in patients at least 2 years old. It acts as an analgesic and has fever reducing effects.
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Mobic is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is used in the treatment of patients with inflammatory conditions. Mobic reduces pain and swelling associated with these conditions. This medication works by inhibiting the enzyme cyclooxygenase (COX), which plays a role in the synthesis of prostaglandins (inflammatory mediator) by converting arachidonic acid to prostaglandin H2. Below you will find the uses of Mobic.
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
Dosage of Mobic depends on the individual and the condition being treated. This medication should be used as prescribed. Indiscriminate use can lead to adverse reactions of the body. This drug comes as tablets or oral suspension, and the lowest available dose is usually considered as the initial dose to assess the response of the patient to the treatment and to determine whether adjustment of the initial dose is necessary. Below you will find a typical dosage of Mobic.
- Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis: 7.5 mg per day, which can be increased to 15 mg daily
- Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis: 0.125 mg per kg is recommended, and the oral suspension is usually used
Mobic Side Effects
Like any drug, Mobic has its own side effects that the patient and the health-care provider must know. The doctor must be notified if less serious side effects have become more frequent or bothersome. Serious side effects as well as symptoms of allergic reaction (hives, difficulty in breathing, swelling of the face, lips, throat, and tongue) need to be immediately reported to the doctor and require medical attention. Below you will find a list of side effects associated with Mobic. Note that not all possible side effects are listed.
- Stomach pain
- Abdominal pain
Contact your doctor if you experience the following:
Mobic should be used with care, especially in patients with cardiovascular-related medical conditions. Before taking this medication, the patient must inform the doctor if he or she has a history of heart attack or stroke, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, and diabetes as patients with these conditions are at an increased risk of experiencing serious adverse reactions/effects with Mobic. In addition, the doctor must be informed about other medications (prescription and non-prescription), supplements, herbal products, and vitamins the patient is currently taking. There may be components in these substances that could interact with those in Mobic, potentially causing more harm than the benefits of taking the medication. Some of the medications that need to be reported to the doctor if used (as they may interact with Mobic) include the following. Note that not all possible interactions are listed.