Mobic (Meloxicam)

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Mobic (Meloxicam) Medication Information

Uses

Mobic is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) medication used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. 

Dosage

The tablets are available in several strengths:

  • 7.5 mg
  • 15 mg

Side Effects

The most common side effects of Mobic include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Dyspepsia
  • Influenza like syndrome

Speak with your doctor for a full list of side effects that apply to you if you are taking Meloxicam.

Precautions

Mobic can cause a potentially serious cardiovascular event, and this is more common in patients with cardiovascular disease. Elevated blood pressure is also a possible side effect that can occur with Mobic.

Serious gastrointestinal bleeding is a possible side effect of Mobic.

Kidney injury can also occur when using Meloxicam, using it in patients who have existing kidney problems is not recommended. 

Interactions

The most common drug interactions with Mobic include:

  • Aspirin
  • Lithium
  • ACE inhibitors
  • Blood thinners 

Speak with your doctor for more information and before starting a new medication with Meloxicam. 

Storage

Store at room temperature (77ºF). 

Pharmacist Tips

  • Mobic can cause cardiovascular problems, so monitor yourself for signs and symptoms of heart attack and stroke. 
  • Meloxicam can cause gastrointestinal bleeding, monitor for any signs of symptoms of bleeding, like vomiting blood or passing blood in your stool. 

Meloxicam FAQs

Does Mobic work immediately?

Some changes can be seen in a day or two, but it can take up to two weeks to see the full effect of Meloxicam. 

 

What is the best time to take Mobic?

It is best to take Mobic with a small meal or snack to avoid the potential risk of gastrointestinal bleeding. 

 

Does Mobic cause weight gain?

Mobic can cause fluid retention, which can result in weight gain. If it is sudden weight gain, let your doctor know. 

 

Is it safe to take Mobic every day?

Mobic is prescribed as an everyday medication. 

 

What is Mobic used for?

Mobic is used to treat rheumatoid and osteoarthritis. 

 

Related Drugs

Reference:

Mobic {package insert}. Ridgefield, CT: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; 2011.

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2012/020938s022lbl.pdf

PharmD Medical Writer

Author: Dr. Larisa Roybal, PharmD

Dr. Roybal is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist who has practiced in both ambulatory and acute care settings. Her pharmacy interests include oncology and general inpatient pharmacy.

The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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