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FDA Approved: July 19, 2006
Category: Arthritis

Meloxicam Overview

Meloxicam is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) with analgesic and fever reducer effects. It is a derivative of oxicam, closely related to piroxicam, and falls in the enolic acid group of NSAIDs.[2] It was developed by Boehringer-Ingelheim. Meloxicam starts to relieve pain about 30–60 minutes after administration.[3] Contents 1 Mechanism of action 2 Side effects 3 Potential serious cardiovascular side effects 4 Veterinary use 4.1 Safety hazards 5 References 6 Extern...

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Always talk to tour doctor first about side effects
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This isn't a question but more of a notice to everyone to mske sure you ask your doctor questions before getting on this medication. I am anemic and had a blood transfusion & waa on Meloxicam 7.5. My doctor always watched me on it & asked if i was ok. I had gotten in a car accident & that doctor upped the mg to 15 even after i told her aboyt my condition. I took ut for awhile but wasn't feeling right. I went to my doctor & he took me off it right away all together. I feel better. Glad i talked to my doctor ## Hi Tracy, I couldn't agree more with you on the notion that we should be asking our doctors more specific questions relating to whatever medication they intend on prescribing us. Usually patients wait until they experience a problem before bringing somet...
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I take 7.5 mg. my hands still hurt and are swollen. 2nd day to take them. I scraped glue off a floor for several days and night and my hands and fingers are so swollen and very painful .
Updated 5 days ago.
what is meloxicam 15 mg used for PLEASE HELP
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I have been taking Mobic 15MG for 10 days and I can't tell its helping me at all with my inflammation in my back and neck, plus I have a pinched nerve. How long does it take to start working on this? Also I have been taking a prescribed dosage of Potassium Chloride 10MEQ (what it says on the prescription bottle) but been on the Potassium for a few years. Is this a bad combo? Could this be why I'm hurting worse in the shoulders and neck/back of head? Wondering since Mobic increases sodium levels if I should stop taking my Potassium? Please help.. Thanks ## Hello, Tony! How are you? I'm sorry about the problems that you're having. When is the last time you had a blood test done to check your potassium levels? Those symptoms could be caused by your potassium level being too...
Updated 5 days ago.
Meloxicam 15 mg pill
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How long I can take this without abuse it for anti inflamatory ## Abusing a medication occurs when you keep taking more and more of it to get high, or because you like the effects it has on you, it is not the same as long term use, if you are taking it as prescribed. Meloxicam is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory and it can cause some problems with long-term regular use, such as stomach irritation, which could turn into ulcers and easier risk of bleeding, so you should consult your doctor on how long it is safe for you to use it. Learn more: Has your doctor prescribed it? ## Hi I am taking meloxicam 15mg once a day for rotator cuff pain. It is not helping very much. I have a partial tear of the supraspinatus tendon. I have tried so many different prescription drugs. The meloxicam, howeve...
Updated 8 days ago.
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How long dose it take. For meloxicam to be metabolized out of your system if you have serious side effects, or an overdose? ## Hello, Chrissy! How are you? Generally, it takes about 5 to 6 half-lives for it to be fully processed out and Meloxicam has a half-life of approximately 20 hours for women, so that would be 100 to 120 hours. However, if you had a bad reaction to it, then there should be a gradual improvement over that time period. An overdose, however, might be different, because that could cause liver damage and/or stomach damage. So, that should be checked out by your doctor. What type of reaction did you have to it?
Updated 12 days ago.
May I use Meloxicam 15 mg for pain and stiffness?
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I have two protruding discs in the lower back and I have arthritis there.I been taking Meloxicam 15mg.Only when I feel pain in my back.Now my fingers hurt and stiff. Can I take Meloxicam for the pain and stiffness?Sly ## Hello, Sly! How are you? I'm very sorry that you're in pain. Meloxicam is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory that's commonly used to treat pain, fever and swelling, thus, you should be able to take it, as long as your doctor has prescribed it and approves. Typical side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleeding and stomach irritation. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 15 days ago.
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Is this a muscle relaxer only? or is it anti inflam as well? ## Hello, Pearl! How are you? Yes, this contains Meloxicam, which is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory and Methocarbamol, which is a muscle relaxant. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, stomach irritation and increased risk of bleeding. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Dose for flexiver compuesto
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can meloxicam be taken with tramadol
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Can meloxicam 15mg once a day be taken with tramadol 50mg? ## Hi noelle.....yes, tramadol and Meloxicam can be taken together. Meloxicam is a NSAID and tramadol is an analgesic pain med. You are safe.....I took both of those meds at one time but Meloxicam does not help me at all. OTC Ibuprofen works the best as a NSAID for me.
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Is meloxicam habit forming and can it be taken if on Lasix?
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I have been on Meloxicam 15mg for about 2 weeks for neck and shoulder pain, believed to be caused from arthritis. It has helped alot compared to the pain I was in before I started it. I just wanted to know if it is habit forming? I take the Meloxicam in the evening but I take Lasix in the morning, is this ok that these are both taken but at different times? Thank you. ## I was on Meloxicam for 3 months and was attacking my stomach..I ended up in the ER and was diagnosed with Gastritis. .a inflammation of the stomach, odd because it's an inflammatory. I went off it cold turkey immediately and dI'd not have withdrawl at all. Everyone is different though, good luck.. ## Hello, Tracy! How are you? And thanks to Catherine for her response. Meloxicam is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammator...
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Meloxicam long term use
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I have been using meloxicam 15 mg once per day for RA for more than six years now. I would like to know whether it is safe to use the drug for such a long duration. I can not stop this drug in the present condition. Any data is available on this subject..? Thanks in advance. ## Hi, Joy! Meloxicam is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory, so yes there may be some issues caused by long term use, such as stomach ulceration, edema, hypertension, congestive heart failure and liver damage. Is your doctor monitoring you regularly? Usually regular exams and blood tests are the best way to keep an eye on things and head off any problems, before they have a chance to get serious. Learn more Meloxicam details here. ## I have been on Meloxicam for nearly 12 years, refilled by several doctors which I hav...
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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Suspension: 7.5mg/5ml
  • Tablet: 15mg, 7.5mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

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