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Last reviewed on RxList: 11/9/2018
Drug Description

(meloxicam) orally disintegrating tablet



  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) cause an increased risk of serious cardiovascular thrombotic events, including myocardial infarction and stroke, which can be fatal. This risk may occur early in treatment and may increase with duration of use [see WARNING AND PRECAUTIONS]
  • QMIIZ ODT is contraindicated in the setting of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery [see CONTRADICTIONS, WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]
  • NSAIDs cause an increased risk of serious gastrointestinal (GI) adverse events including bleeding, ulceration, and perforation of the stomach or intestines, which can be fatal. These events can occur at any time during use and without warning symptoms. Elderly patients and patients with a prior history of peptic ulcer disease and/or GI bleeding are at greater risk for serious GI events (see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].


QMIIZ ODT (meloxicam) orally disintegrating tablet is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug available as orally disintegrating tablets containing 7.5 mg or 15 mg meloxicam and is designed to rapidly disintegrate in the mouth upon oral administration. Both strengths are orange-flavored, yellow, circular tablets and debossed with either 7.5 or 15.

Meloxicam is chemically designated as 4-hydroxy-2-methyl-N-(5-methyl-2-thiazolyl)-2H-1,2- benzothiazine-3-carboxamide-1,1-dioxide. The molecular weight is 351.4. Its empirical formula is C14H13N3O4S2 and it has the following structural formula:

QMIIZ ODT (meloxicam) Structural Formula - Illustration

The inactive ingredients in QMIIZ ODT tablet include gelatin, mannitol, citric acid, aspartame, and orange flavoring agent.

QMIIZ ODT is packaged in aluminum blister packs composed of a multi-layered (5 layers) laminated blister film and a lidding foil. The lidding foil is designed to be peeled open to allow the removal of the lidding foil over each tablet and removal of the tablet. The tablet begins disintegrating in the mouth within seconds, allowing its contents to be subsequently swallowed with or without liquid or chewing.

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