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Mobic (Meloxicam)

Last updated on November 21st, 2021

Generic name: Melox

Brand names: Mobic, Movalis, Melox, Recoxa, Tenaron

General information

Mobic is considered to be a popular drug that is classified as NSAID. It is often recommended to treat fever, stiffness, osteoarthritis, pain, tenderness, inflammation, arthritis, dysmenorrhea.

Ask your medic or physician if you need to learn more information concerning the positive effects of this product.

What important information should I know concerning Mobic?

Mobic intensifies sensitivity to sunlight, it may cause severe burning. Use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing when exposure to the sun is unavoidable.

Continue to take this medication until the end of the cure curse, even if you notice the improvement of your condition. If you stop taking this remedy earlier than it was prescribed by your вoctor, it may worsen some conditions.

Mobic may cause dizziness or coordination problems. Use caution when climbing, doing dangerous tasks, operating machinery, driving until you are aware how this medicine affects you.

The combination of alcohol and Mobic can lead to flushing and a fast heart rate. Don’t drink alcohol during taking this drug.

Always contact a physician before giving Mobic to a child.


What symptoms or conditions should I report to a doctor before I take this medicine?

It is important to report to a doctor if you have or had the following conditions:

  •    stroke, a history of heart attack, or blood clot
  •     heart disease, congestive heart failure
  •     polyps in a nose
  •     liver or kidney disease
  •     asthma
  •     any allergies
  •     high blood pressure
  •     ulcers or stomach bleeding
  •     pregnancy, planning to become pregnant, breastfeeding

How do I take this medicine?

Note: This remedy was prescribed to you only. Do not share this medicament with others.

Mobic is offered as a tab and a liquid to take orally.

The usual dosage of this drug for adults is 7.5 milligrams (mg). The average dose of medicine for children is based on weight, height, kidney function, age, liver function.

It should be taken 1 time a day at regular intervals. The recommended maximum dosage for the drug for all patients is 15 mg a day.

Mobic is usually accompanied by some water. It is better to drink several glasses of water each day while you are taking Mobic to protect your kidneys. You may take it either with or without food. In order to lessen stomach irritation and help your body absorb the drug is desirable to combine with food, milk, or an antacid.

The tablets should be swallowed whole. Do not crush, chew or break them. Shake the suspension well before each use to mix the medicine evenly. Use a specially marked measuring spoon or medicine cup to be sure of the correct dose.

Do not lie down for at least 30 minutes after taking this drug. Do not take this dose unless your medic specifically instructs you to do so.

What should you do if you miss a dose of Mobic?

If you miss a dosage of Mobic, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.


What should you do if you overdose of Mobic?

Taking any medicine in excess you can have serious consequences for your health. If you are overdosed inform your health care provider at once.

In large doses, Mobic may cause the following conditions:

  • breathing difficulties
  • extreme drowsines
  • coma
  • vomit that looks like coffee grounds
  • severe stomach pain
  • convulsions
  • heart attack

What drug(s) may interact with Mobic?

  •     Aspirin
  •     Blood pressure and heart medications called ACE inhibitors
  •     Lisinopril
  •     Moexipril
  •     Perindopril
  •     Quinapril
  •     Ramipril
  •     Blood-thinning drugs (warfarin)
  •     Furosemide
  •     Lithium
  •     Methotrexate

This is not a complete list of interactions. Detail information you may receive at your health care professional.

What side-effects may occur?

  •     Sore throat, mouth soreness or irritation
  •     Difficulty urinating (urinary retention), black or bloody stools, blood in the urine or vomit
  •     Liver problems, yellowing eyes, skin
  •     Sudden/unexplained weight gain
  •     Mental, mood changes ( mood swings, mental depression, blurred vision, confusion, hallucinations)
  •     Slurred speech or weakness on one side of the body
  •     Headache, dizziness, ringing in your ears
  •     Increased appetite
  •     Nausea, vomiting
  •     Allergic reaction (hives; itching; swelling of your throat, face, tongue or lips; difficulty breathing or swallowing; skin rash or swelling)
  •     Fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms
  •     Slurred speech or weakness on one side of the body
  •     Difficulty breathing or wheezing

If these persist or worsen, report to your doctor instantly. This is not a whole list of side effects and others may occur. If you feel other reactions not stated above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

How should Mobic be stored?

Mobic should be stored at room temperature, (77 degrees F or 25 degrees C), in a tightly closed container. Protect from moisture, direct heat, and light. Brief storage between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Do not store in the bathroom or near a sink. Keep medicine out of the reach of children and away from pets.

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