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Mobic


Product Details
Generic Name: Meloxicam
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Brand Name: Mobic
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Introduction
Mobic is a NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) that works by reducing hormones, which cause pain and inflammation in the body. It is used for treating inflammation and pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis in adolescents and children at least two years old. Also known as Meloxicam, it is a derivative of oxicam, closely related to piroxicam and belongs to the class of medicines called NSAIDs. Mobic was introduced by Boehringer-Ingelheim and its use can result in tinnitus, gastrointestinal bleeding and toxicity, rash, black or very dark stool or blinding headaches. It has less gastrointestinal side effects as compared to piroxicam, diclofenac, naproxen and probably all other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs that aren’t COX-2 selective. Albeit Mobic does inhibit thromboxane A; however doesn’t appear to do so at levels which would interfere with platelet function. To ensure you are safely using this medicine, inform your healthcare provider if you have congestive heart failure, heart disease or high blood pressure; history of stroke, blood clot or heart attack; asthma; history of stomach bleeding or ulcers; kidney or liver infection, seizure disorder such as epilepsy; if you smoke or polyps in your nose.
Doses of Mobic
  • Use Mobic exactly as recommended by your doctor; you should not use it smaller or larger amounts or for longer than prescribed.
  • It is generally taken once every day. Follow the instructions of your doctor.
  • You can take it with or without food. The liquid form of this medicine must be measured with a special dose measuring cup or spoon and not with the standard spoon.
  • Maximum amount of Mobic for adolescents is 15 mg per day. If you use it long-term, your blood might need to be tested often.
  • Store this medicine at room temperature away from heat, light and moisture.
  • Since it is taken as required, you might not be on a dosing schedule. You should not additional medicine for making up the missed dose.
  • Get emergency medical help, in case of overdose as symptoms might include vomiting, nausea, drowsiness, dizziness, coughing up blood, bloody or black stools, urinating less than usual, fever, fainting, convulsions, coma or shallow breathing.