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Mobic Patient Information Including Side Effects
Brand Names: Mobic
Generic Name: meloxicam (Pronunciation: mel OKS i kam)
- 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 is meloxicam (Mobic)?
Meloxicam is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Meloxicam works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body.
Meloxicam is used to treat pain or inflammation caused by osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis in adults and children who are at least 2 years old.
Meloxicam may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Meloxicam 15 mg-APO
round, yellow, imprinted with APO, MEL 15
Meloxicam 15 mg-MYL
round, yellow, imprinted with M 89
Meloxicam 15 mg-TEV
square, yellow, imprinted with 93, 7299
Meloxicam 7.5 mg-APO
round, yellow, imprinted with APO, MEL 7.5
Meloxicam 7.5 mg-MYL
round, yellow, imprinted with M 66
Meloxican 7.5 mg-TEV
oblong, yellow, imprinted with 93, 7234
Mobic 15 mg
oval, yellow, imprinted with M, 15
Mobic 7.5 mg
round, yellow, imprinted with M, LOGO
What are the possible side effects of meloxicam (Mobic)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using meloxicam and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- chest pain, weakness, shortness of breath, slurred speech, problems with vision or balance;
- black, bloody, or tarry stools;
- coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds;
- swelling or rapid weight gain;
- urinating less than usual or not at all;
- nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
- skin rash, bruising, severe tingling, numbness, pain, muscle weakness; or
- severe skin reaction -- fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.
Less serious side effects may include:
- upset stomach, diarrhea, bloating, gas;
- dizziness, nervousness, headache;
- runny or stuffy nose, sore throat; or
- mild skin rash.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Read the Mobic (meloxicam) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
What is the most important information I should know about meloxicam (Mobic)?
This medicine may cause life-threatening heart or circulation problems such as heart attack or stroke, especially if you use it long term. Do not use meloxicam just before or after heart bypass surgery (coronary artery bypass graft, or CABG).
Get emergency medical help if you have chest pain, weakness, shortness of breath, slurred speech, or problems with vision or balance.
This medicine may also cause serious effects on the stomach or intestines, including bleeding or perforation (forming of a hole). These conditions can be fatal and can occur without warning while you are taking meloxicam, especially in older adults.
Call your doctor at once if you have symptoms of stomach bleeding such as black, bloody, or tarry stools, or coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds.
Avoid drinking alcohol. It may increase your risk of stomach bleeding.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using any other cold, allergy, or pain medicine. Medicines similar to meloxicam are contained in many combination medicines. Check the label to see if a medicine contains an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) such as aspirin, ibuprofen, ketoprofen, or naproxen.
Additional Mobic Information
- Mobic Drug Interactions Center: meloxicam oral
- Mobic Side Effects Center
- Mobic Overview including Precautions
- Mobic FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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