Mobic is a drug that uses meloxicam as the main ingredient. It is classified as a NSAID or a Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug.
It works by lessening the amount of hormones in the human body that can lead to inflammation and severe pain.
It is used in the treatment of arthritic pains caused by rheumatoid or osteoarthritis. It is also employed to help kids who are over the age of 2 to overcome juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
Mobic can cause you to be more susceptible to a stroke or a heart attack which can cause death. This is more likely in people using Mobic for extended periods of time.
Do not take Mobic right before going in for heart bypass surgery, or right after. If you have symptoms of a stroke, call EMS right away.
This drug has also been shown to cause bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract. This is a possibly fatal condition, especially in older users of Mobic.
If you experience black, tarry stools or you start coughing blood, you have stomach bleeding. Call your doctor immediately.
Do not drink alcohol while on Mobic, as it could increase the chances of bleeding. Do not use it with cold and pain medicine unless your doctor clears it.
When using an over the counter drug, make sure you read the label. Be sure that there is no NSAID in the other drug. Mobic with another NSAID leads to an overdose.
Do not take it if you have allergies to meloxicam, and if you are an asthmatic or if you have had heart diseases, heart attacks, ulcers, strokes, liver and kidney disease and if you are a smoker.
If you take Mobic in the last trimester it could affect the child. If you are, or plan on becoming pregnant, tell a doctor first.
This drug can also impact ovulation times. If you are currently on a fertility treatment course, or are trying to get pregnant, do not take Mobic.
Take Mobic exactly as your doctor has told you to. Make sure that you follow all of the instructions your prescription has on it.
Doctors will change the dosage every now and then. These tweaks help you get better results from the medication.
Do not take Mobic in bigger doses than you have been told to. Take the minimum dosage for treating your infection or condition.
Food has no impact on the effectiveness of Mobic, so you can take it regardless of when your mealtimes are.
If taking the liquid form of the medication, shake well before measuring using a special pharmaceutical measuring spoon or cup.
Dosage for children is based on the weight of the child. Monitor their weight and report any sudden changes to a doctor.
Missed doses and overdose
If you miss a dose of Mobic, take it as soon as you know. If you are about to take your next dose, ignore the one you missed. Never take extra to make up for it.
If you overdose on Mobic, make sure you call your local poison hotline immediately. Also contact emergency medical services.
Common side effects include:
Flu and cold symptoms
More severe side effects include:
Liver and kidney problems
Call your doctor immediately if you experience these side effects.
Stop taking Mobic immediately if you experience an allergic reaction to it.
Do not take it with antidepressants, NSAIDs, lithium and warfarin.