Mobic is a non-steroid drug used as an anti-inflammatory medication.
How It Works
The main ingredient in Mobic is meloxicam, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is a type of acid derived from oxicam. Meloxicam can block a type of enzyme from catalyzing a process that leads to the formation of prostaglandins, which are agents that help the immune system cause inflammation in response to foreign bodies. Thus, meloxicam can prevent inflammation in many parts of the body.
Mobic is mainly prescribed to treat arthritis and osteoarthritis. The medical can reduce the pain, swelling and the stiffness of joints associated with arthritic diseases. Mobic is only prescribed when the condition calls for a drug-based treatment for pain.
Some doctors may prescribe Mobic to treat gout attacks.
Dosage of Mobic may vary depending on various factors such as your age, condition being treated and response to treatment.
Follow dosage instructions exactly as prescribed by your doctor. You should also read the Medication Guide provided with the packaging to learn how to use the medicine properly.
Mobic is available primarily as a table that should be taken by the mouth. Drink a full glass of water when taking this medication.
Mobic is usually prescribed to be taken once a day.
After taking Mobic, do now lie down for 10 minutes until the drug takes effect.
It’s recommended to take Mobic with food to prevent an upset stomach. If stomach acid becomes a serious problem when taking Mobic, drink milk and take an antacid.
Do not increase the dose of Mobic without strict instructions from your doctor. Mobic is higher than recommended doses may cause severe side effects.
Mobic may be available as a syrup as well as a tablet. Do not switch between each form without consulting a doctor because each form contains the active ingredient in difference doses.
Do not break, crush or chew Mobic tablets when administering. Swallow the tablets whole.
Take Mobic the same time each day to avoid missing doses.
Mobic doses must be taken regularly for the treatment to be effective. You may not notice a different up to 2 weeks following the first dose. But that doesn’t mean you should stop taking the medication.
Mobic is associated with the following side effects:
Side effects other than the ones mentioned above may occur. Immediately seek medical care if side effects get worse or persist for more than a week.
Do not take Mobic if you are known to be allergic to any of the ingredients in the drug. If you are allergic to other NSAIDs like ibuprofen, you may be allergic to Mobic as well.
You prescribing doctor should be well aware of your medical history before recommending Mobic. Tell your doctor if you have a history of liver disease, breathing problems like asthma, heart disease, high blood pressure, or stroke.
Do not drive or operate dangerous machinery if Mobic causes dizziness.
Make sure you stay well hydrated if Mobic causes diarrhea.