Mobic is generically known as meloxicam. It is a nonsteroidal and anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by decreasing the hormones which are responsible for pain and inflammation in the body.
Mobic is used for the treatment of pain and inflammation caused due to rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis in adults. This medicine is also used for the treatment of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in kids who are more than 2 years old.
How to use
Take Mobic precisely as recommended by your specialist. Take after all headings on your solution mark. Your specialist may once in a while change your dosage to ensure you get the best outcomes. Try not to take this drug in bigger sums or for longer than prescribed. Utilize the most minimal dosage that is powerful in treating your condition.
You may bring Mobic with or without nourishment.
Shake the oral suspension (fluid) well just before you measure a dosage. Measure fluid prescription with the dosing syringe given, or with a unique dosage measuring spoon or solution glass. In case, you don't have a quantity measuring gadget, approach your medicine specialist for one.
In the event that a youngster is taking this medicine, tell your specialist if the tyke has any adjustments in weight. Mobic measurements depend on weight in youngsters.
Stop using Mobic and call your doctor at once if you have:
- Skin rash
- swelling or
- shortness of breath
- rapid weight gain;
- liver problems
- Symptoms of stomach bleeding;
- kidney problems
- low count of red blood cells (anemia)
- severe skin reaction
Common side effects of Mobic are as follows:
- upset stomach,
- cold symptoms,
- dizziness; or
- flu symptoms.
This medicine may also be responsible for stomach/intestinal bleeding that can prove to be fatal.
Don’t consume Mobic if you are hypersensitive to meloxicam, or in the past if you have experienced an asthma attack or serious hypersenstive reaction after the intake of aspirin or any NSAID.
To ensure that Mobic is safe for your use, inform your specialist if you have:
- high cholesterol,
- high blood pressure,
- diabetes, or
- a history of heart attack,
- if you smoke;
- history of stroke, or
- stomach ulcers/ bleeding;
- history of blood clot;
- heart disease,
- liver disease; or
- kidney disease
- fluid retention.
Pregnancy and Mobic
Consumption of Mobic during the pregnancy’s last three months may cause harm to the unborn child. Let your doctor know if you get pregnant.
Mobic may be responsible for a delay in the process of ovulation. Do not take this medicine if you are receiving a fertility treatment, or are otherwise planning to get pregnant.
This drug can pass into maternal milk and cause damage to a nursing infant. Don’t breast-feed during the intake of this medicine.
Mobic is prescribed to reduce pain and inflammation caused by arthritis. Mobic may be used to treat other medical conditions not listed in this information guide.
Mobic must always be used as directed. Do not make adjustments to the dose before speaking to a doctor. The maximum daily dose for adults is 15mg. Mobic should be taken with a meal.
If you miss a dose, it may be taken when you remember (with food). However, do not take the missed dose near the time of the next scheduled dose. In this case, ignore the missed dose. Never double-up on a dose.
Warnings and Precautions
Do not use Mobic if you are allergic to meloxicam or aspirin.
Tell your doctor if you smoke or if you have any of the following: congestive heart failure, a history of heart attack, stroke, blot clot, high blood pressure, bowel problems, a history of stomach ulcers, diverticulosis, kidney or liver disease, polyps in the nose, or asthma.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can cause heart or circulatory problems. Do not use Mobic before or after heart surgery.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can also damage the intestines and stomach and may cause ulcers or bleeding.
Before using Mobic, you must give your doctor full details of your medical history and other medications that you use. These include herbal medicines and vitamin supplements. Mobic can react badly with some medications.
Mobic can harm an unborn fetus especially in the last three months of pregnancy. Women who become pregnant while using Mobic should tell a doctor immediately. Mobic passes into breast milk so women who are breast-feeding should use this drug with caution, under directions of a doctor.
Mobic should not be administered to children under the age of 2 years.
Call for emergency assistance if any of the following symptoms of allergy occur: difficulty in breathing, hives, or swelling of the lips, tongue, throat or face.
Contact your doctor if any of the following side-effects occur: weakness, chest pain, shortness of breath, speech problems, vision or balance problems, black or bloody stools, vomiting, coughing up blood, stomach pain, nausea, decreased urination, low fever, clay-colored stools, dark urine, lack of appetite, jaundice, sore throat, fever, headache, skin rash with peeling or blisters, easy bruising, tingling or numbness, or muscle weakness.
Less serious side-effects can include mild heartburn, stomach pain, upset stomach, constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating, headache, dizziness, mood swings, itching or skin rash, sweating, dry mouth, runny nose, ringing in the ears, or vision problems.
Contact your doctor if any uncomfortable symptoms occur, or persist.
If overdose is suspected, call for emergency assistance immediately. Symptoms of overdose with Mobic can include drowsiness, nausea or vomiting, black or bloody stools, fever, coughing up blood, decreased urination, fainting, shallow breathing, coma, or seizures.
Mobic must be kept away from children and stored in a dry, cool place away from sunlight and moisture.