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Mobic Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is meloxicam (Mobic)?
- What are the possible side effects of meloxicam (Mobic)?
- What is the most important information I should know about meloxicam (Mobic)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking meloxicam (Mobic)?
- How should I take meloxicam (Mobic)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Mobic)?
- What happens if I overdose (Mobic)?
- What should I avoid while taking meloxicam (Mobic)?
- What other drugs will affect meloxicam (Mobic)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Mobic)?
Since meloxicam is taken as needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. If you are taking the medication regularly, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Mobic)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness, black or bloody stools, coughing up blood, fever, urinating less than usual or not at all, shallow breathing, fainting, seizure (convulsions), or coma.
What should I avoid while taking meloxicam (Mobic)?
Avoid drinking alcohol. It may increase your risk of stomach bleeding.
Avoid taking meloxicam together with other NSAIDs such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn, Naprelan, Treximet), celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac (Arthrotec, Cambia, Cataflam, Voltaren, Flector Patch, Pennsaid, Solareze), diflunisal (Dolobid), etodolac (Lodine), flurbiprofen (Ansaid), indomethacin (Indocin), ketoprofen (Orudis), ketorolac (Toradol), mefenamic acid (Ponstel), nabumetone (Relafen), or piroxicam (Feldene).
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using any other cold, allergy, or pain medicine. Medicines similar to meloxicam are contained in many combination medicines. Taking certain products together can cause you to get too much of a certain type of drug Check the label to see if a medicine contains an NSAID such as aspirin, ibuprofen, ketoprofen, or naproxen.
What other drugs will affect meloxicam (Mobic)?
Ask your doctor before using an antidepressant such as citalopram (Celexa), escitalopram (Lexapro), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem, Symbyax), fluvoxamine (Luvox), paroxetine (Paxil), or sertraline (Zoloft). Taking any of these medicines with an NSAID may cause you to bruise or bleed easily.
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune);
- lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid);
- a diuretic (water pill) such as furosemide (Lasix);
- glyburide (DiaBeta, Micronase);
- methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall);
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven);
- sodium polystyrene sulfonate (Kayexalate, Kionex);
- steroids (prednisone and others); or
- an ACE inhibitor such as benazepril (Lotensin), enalapril (Vasotec), lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril), quinapril (Accupril), ramipril (Altace), and others.
- aspirin or other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as diclofenac (Voltaren), etodolac (Lodine), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), indomethacin (Indocin), ketoprofen (Orudis), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), and others.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with meloxicam. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about meloxicam.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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- Mobic Overview including Precautions
- Mobic FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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