Meloxicam

FDA Approved: * July 19, 2006
Pharm Company: * BRECKENRIDGE PHARM
Category: Arthritis

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



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] As of 2015 the cost for a typical month of medication in the United States is less than 25 USD.[4] Contents 1 Side effects 1.1 Cardiovascular side effect...

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New meloxicam patient, still have pain..
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Hello yes I am new to this medicine, 4 days to be exact. At first I was optimistic but I currently am experiencing pain. The pill is 7.5/ mg. I have a hip replacement and femoral rod and an in-stable knee where I also experience pain.My question is when will this medicine go into full swing? I feel like it may have worked and then stopped which is so weird to me. Please help and I am open to suggestions. ## Hello, Jocelyn! How are you? This is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory, so it should have started working, within 15 to 20 minutes of taking your first dose. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleeding and stomach irritation. It could be that it isn't the right medication to help you, or you may need to take ...
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Double dose of 15mg meloxicam same day by accident
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I may have taken a double dose of my 15mg Meloxicam by accident, albeit, c. 7 hours apart? What should I do? What are possible consequences? ## Hello, John! How are you? Did you experience any adverse effects? Generally, that wouldn't be enough to cause an overdose, but you may experience more side effects than usual, which the FDA lists as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, and increased risk of bleeding. However, it is always best to inform your doctor, so they can check for any possible harm, if they feel it is warranted. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 4 days ago.
 
meloxicam is it harder on stomach ThanIbuprofen or A
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Been taking meloxicam for year and a half sometimes I take a 7.5 a day sometimes I take 1.5 a day I also take G a RD only problem I have had is a little blood pressure problems I am worried about long-term use thinking about trying something more natural like turmeric I am 59 years old I don't want to get stomach ulcers bleeding of stomach I have to take it every day to work do you natural remedies like this really work or do I need to try them on my own to find out I went to a chiropractor and he had me try glucosamine and chondroitin and msm it helped me some but I still have to take meloxicam in smaller doses that's when chiropractor recommended turmeric supplement trying to get off meloxicam altogether is there anybody I can talk to for information when I first started takin...
Updated 10 days ago.
 
can you take more than 15mg a day of meloxicam..I take 22.5
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I was wondering if I can take 1 15 mg in morning and later in day take half of another one..seems to be what helps the most?? ## Hello, Bradon! How are you? Due to the potential damage it can cause to the liver, the maximum daily dose of it is 15mgs. If it isn't helping enough at that dose, you should inform your prescriber, you may need to try a different medication. The FDA lists other side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleeding and stomach irritation. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 13 days ago.
 
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...
Updated 20 days ago.
 
How long can you take meloxicam safely?
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I have osteoarthritis in my spine, knees and hips and have recently developed severe pain in both arms, extending to the fingers on my right hand, worse on getting out of bed in the morning. I was taking Panadol Osteo two three times a day which didn't really help much so my doctor prescribed Mobic. It helps a lot but not completely so am wondering if I should keep taking Panadol Osteo as well as Mobic? Also, is it necessary to have a few days break from Mobic every so often? I take Sotalol for AF, Perindopril for blood pressure, Apixaban as a blood thinner and Carbimazole for hyperthyroidism. I have asked my doctor and pharmacist these questions but am still confused as to what I should safely do even though I have read all the information available. ## Hello, Janice! How are you? ...
Updated 26 days ago.
 
meloxicam Took 2 tablets
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I am prescribed 15mg of mobic daily I accidentally took another one today the first one was at 0800 am and then I messed up and took one at 6:15 pm. Should I be concerned and should I skip my dose in the morning. I have taking this pill for a few years. ## Hello, Rodney! How are you? Did you experience any adverse affects? You should always inform your doctor of such an occurrence, to be safe, though doing so once it's usually considered a major issue. It can, however, increase the amount and severity of the side effects that you experience, which as listed by the FDA, may include nausea, dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleeding and stomach irritation. ## It's usually NOT considered a major issue. My apologies, I'm starting to hate my computer!
Updated 1 month ago.
 
meloxicam for chronic pain/inflammation
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I have taken Indomethacine for chronic inflammation (possible spondylitis) for 3 weeks and it seemed to make the pain worse than while taking Advil. I switched to Meloxicam and have been taking it for a week. Again, no relief and perhaps it's even worse! Is it possible for these drugs to worsen the pain? How long does it generally take to get relief while taking these meds? ## Unfortunately, some people do experience the opposite of the intended effects from any given medication. It could be that you may need to explore other treatment options. The FDA lists other typical side effects as possibly including nausea, headache, stomach irritation and increased risk of bleeding. Have you only tried NSAIDs, so far?
Updated 1 month ago.
 
meloxicam 15 mg, naproxen 500 mg, and benedryl 25 mg interaction
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Checking if OK to take these together: meloxicam 15 mg, naproxen 500 mg, and benedryl 25 mg ## No, you shouldn't take the Meloxicam and the Naproxen together, both of those are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, so it's basically doubling up on the same thing and is completely unnecessary. Additionally, they both increase blood thinning and taking them together heightens that effect, they also both increase serum potassium, which is also heightened by taking both and too much potassium building up in your body is very dangerous. The Meloxicam also increases your levels of the Naproxen… You can learn more Meloxicam details here and you can learn more Naproxen details here. I hope that is enough to give you the idea that combining them is a bad idea. :-)...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
What to expect with meloxicam
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Hello, I am a new meloxicam user - pinched torn meniscus and knee arthritis. I felt pain relief the first day I took it - yippee. Knee replacement has been suggested but since I feel a huge improvement on the med (no to little pain, no limp, can bend without pain) thinking I can postpone surgery. Can you tell me an estimate of long I can expect benefit from 15 mg 1 per day? ## Hello, Anna! How are you? There is really no definitive time frame I can give you. The time period that a medication remains effective can vary from person to person. One person may be able to take the same dose for years, with good results, while someone else finds it only helps them for a few months. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleed...
Updated 2 months ago.
 

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Meloxicam
  • Capsule: 10mg, 5mg
  • Suspension: 7.5mg/5ml
  • Tablet: 15mg, 7.5mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Meloxicam: (144 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0054-0228 Meloxicam 7.5 mg/5ml Oral Suspension by Roxane Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0093-7234 Meloxicam 7.5 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-7299 Meloxicam 15 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0179-0179 Meloxicam 7.5 mg Oral Tablet by Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
  • 0179-0180 Meloxicam 15 mg Oral Tablet by Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
  • 0378-1066 Meloxicam 7.5 mg Oral Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-1089 Meloxicam 15 mg Oral Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0591-3230 Meloxicam 7.5 mg Oral Tablet by Watson Laboratories Inc.
  • 0591-3231 Meloxicam 15 mg Oral Tablet by Watson Laboratories Inc.
  • 0615-6568 Meloxicam 7.5 mg Oral Tablet by Ncs Healthcare of Ky, Inc Dba Vangard Labs
  • 0615-6569 Meloxicam 15 mg Oral Tablet by Ncs Healthcare of Ky, Inc Dba Vangard Labs
  • 0615-7885 Meloxicam 7.5 mg Oral Tablet by Ncs Healthcare of Ky, Inc Dba Vangard Labs
  • 0615-7886 Meloxicam 15 mg Oral Tablet by Ncs Healthcare of Ky, Inc Dba Vangard Labs
  • 0615-8040 Meloxicam 7.5 mg Oral Tablet by Ncs Healthcare of Ky, Inc Dba Vangard Labs
  • 10544-052 Meloxicam 15 mg Oral Tablet by Blenheim Pharmacal, Inc.
  • 10544-090 Meloxicam 7.5 mg/1 Oral Tablet by Blenheim Pharmacal, Inc.
  • 10544-251 Meloxicam 15 mg Oral Tablet by Blenheim Pharmacal, Inc.
  • 10544-252 Meloxicam 7.5 mg Oral Tablet by Blenheim Pharmacal, Inc.
  • 10544-555 Meloxicam 15 mg Oral Tablet by Blenheim Pharmacal, Inc.
  • 10544-631 Meloxicam 7.5 mg Oral Tablet by Blenheim Pharmacal, Inc.
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Other drugs which contain Meloxicam or a similar ingredient: (2 results)


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