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FDA Approved: July 19, 2006
Category: Arthritis

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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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Meloxicam 15 mg and benedryl
I would like to know if there is any interactions between meloxicam 15 mg and benedryl?
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yellow oblong pill with 15 on one side
yellow oblong pill with 15 on one ide ## pretty sure it's generic for Meloxicam
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White Round Pill one side 100 other nothing
found a pill one side says 100 other side blank. very small pill. not sure what it is. found in my car???? ## it is a white pill ## Can you give me a better idea of how small it is? I mean, is it about the size of a birth control tablet, a low dose Apsirin, or etc.? ## Its a caffine, almost all caffine pills have a100mg in them ive seen loads of them im more than 95 percent sure its caffine ## It is possibly meloxicam
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Coxflam & effects to heart
I have acute Sciatica & also have a heart condition. Will Coxflan relieve the Sciatica pain & Will there be any problem with my heart condition. I am 71 & battling with the back & leg pain Will there thanks john ## Coxflam contains the active ingredient Meloxicam, which is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory and no, these are not usually given to heart patients, because of the dangers that they can present to someone that has an existing heart condition. NSAID can cause fluid retention, which can result in complications, such as congestive heart failure. In addition, congestive heart failure has been induced by large doses and long-term use of some NSAID medications. My doctor has instructed me to stay away from all of them and said the only thing I should use is Acetaminop...
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meloxicam 7.5 mg and prednisone 20 mg
how long can you store these in your medicine closet before it is not safe to take them?
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oval yellow pill with 15 on one side
I have a yellow tablet with 15 on one side and nothing on the other. Can somebody tell me what it is? ## Based on the description which you provided it appears to be Meloxicam 15 mg. You can verify an image here. Meloxicam is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug with analgesic and fever reducer effects. You can read more about this medication at: Do you have any other questions or information to add? Please post back if you do... ## How does meloxicam 15mg affect you if you take more than a single dose?
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taking half of 15mg meloxicam
I started taking meloxicam 15mg and asked my pharmacist if I can cut it in half because the full 15mg was giving me a side effect of shortness of breath. I been taking half of it for a week now and have no side effects but my back is still in pain. Should I try taking the full 15mg or cut a half of a half in half and take a third of the pill for a week and then start taking the full dose ## Hi anna, With all due respect, these are very personal dosing questions you're asking that are probably best discussed between you and your doctor. However from what I understand, due to safety reasons, it is usually a good idea to start off small and then work your way up to higher doses from there. Some people can make that decision incrementally based off how they feel, but I find that even th...
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meloxicam 7 5 tab zyd what is it for
Is there a difference between 7.5 MG Tab zyd And just 7.5 MG? ## Hi Teresa, Based on my research, "zyd" apparently stands for the manufacturer (Zydus Pharmaceuticals USA) and should correspond with a National Drug Code of 68382-050. I guess on some labels pharmacies feel the need to include the name/abbreviation of the company who makes it, as a secondary means of reference.. Especially since so many people are now coming to terms with the fact that certain manufacturers produce better quality meds than others. I hope this info helps!
Updated 12 days ago.
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twisted ankle minor
have sprained my ankle and need to relieve pain able to walk but it aches may I take zerodol tablet to relieve pain or meloxicam tablets please advise ## Hi Riyaz, sorry to hear about your sprained ankle. Regarding your question on which one to take... both Meloxicam and Zerodol are classified as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs; which are widely used to treat pain, fever, and swelling. Based off that information you could probably get by using either one to help provide at least some amount relief from the pain. However because these are prescription meds, I'd still recommend talking with your doctor first just to play it safe. Hope this helps!
Updated 12 days ago.
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yellow oval pill 15
yellow oblong pill with 15 on one side ## This tablet contains 15mgs of Meloxicam, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory used to treat pain and swelling. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, headache and stomach irritation. Read more: Is there anything else I can help you with? ## light yellow oblong pill with 15 on it. approximately half an inch long (a bit shorter than half an inch) and approximately a few cm in width. Found them in a baggy as my roommates where moving out. I'm not sure if they are their dog's medicine, or just misplaced prescription pills. ## I found an oval/yellow~ish pill with either a w or an m on one side and the number 15 on the other... I found it in my sons room and am wondering if it is a pain medication seeing as we have had problems in th...
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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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