Mobic (generic name: Meloxicam) is a drug which is prescribed for the treatment of pain in patients suffering from arthritis. The active ingredient is Meloxicam. Meloxicam belongs to the group of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, also known as NSAIDs. In patients with arthritis, the joints in the body become worn which causes pain as the bones rub against one another. This can affect knees, elbows, knuckles, toes, hips and any other joint in the body. NSAIDs work by reducing the hormones in the body that cause inflammation. This reduces the inflammation, which in turn helps to treat the pain caused by the inflammation. Arthritis is common in those aged over 60; however it can still affect people of all ages, especially those who have suffered an injury. It not only causes inflammation, but also stiffness and restricted movement of the joints, as well as redness and warmth of the joints that are affected.
Mobic Side Effects:
As with any drug, there may be side effects from taking Mobic including upset stomach, diarrhea, bloating, gas, dizziness, nervousness, headache, runny or stuffy nose, sore throat and mild skin rash. More serious side effects may include chest pain, weakness, shortness of breath, slurred speech, problems with balance, black or tarry stools, coughing blood, vomiting, swelling or rapid weight gain, urinating less than usual, skin rash, bruising, severe tingling, numbness or a severe skin reaction. If you experience any side effects you must seek medical attention immediately for safety.
You should follow the instructions of the doctor who prescribed Mobic to you. Directions and dosage information can also be found on the pack or leaflet inside the pack. Mobic comes in tablet form. Swallow Mobic with a glass of water. Do not crush, break or chew tablets as this may cause too much of the drug to e released at once, which could have undesirable effects. Mobic should be stored at room temperature away from direct sunlight and heat. The maximum dose for adults is 15mg per day.
If you are allergic to any of the ingredients of Mobic, you should avoid taking it and inform your doctor. You must consult your doctor if you have any pre-existing medical conditions including a history of heart attack or stroke, heart disease, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, a history of stomach ulcers, liver or kidney disease, a seizure disorder, asthma, polyps in the nose or if you smoke. You must consult your doctor if you are taking any other medications as they may interact with Mobic, including cyclosporine, lithium, diuretics, glyburide, methotrexate, blood thinners, steroids, ACE inhibitors or other NSAIDs. It is important that you inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding as Mobic may cause harm to unborn and new born babies.
The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
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