Meloxicam is sold under the brand name Mobic. Mobic is a prescription drug uses for treating inflammation and pain. Mobic belongs to a class of drugs called a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug.

HOW MOBIC WORKS?

Mobic acts by obstructing the enzymes bound for making prostaglandins- the compounds that contributes to inflammation, more specifically, joint inflammation. Inflammation is reduced by decreasing the levels of prostaglandins. Mobic is administered to patients who have tenderness, pain and swelling caused by the inflammation of osteoarthritis.

MOBIC DOSE

Mobic comes in 7.5mg and 15mg doses. The daily recommended dosage of Mobic is 7.5mg and depending on the patient condition, the dosage can be increased to 15mg. The pill should not be chewed or allowed to dissolve but should be swallowed whole. Mobic can be taken with food or without food however taking Mobic with food can inhibit stomach upset. After taking Mobic, wait for at least 30minutes before lying down to prevent stomach upset. More importantly, Mobic should be taken as prescribed by your doctor.

MOBIC SIDE EFFECTS

Heartburn, diarrhea, bloating, stomach upset, dizziness and headache are common side-effects of Mobic medication. Severe side effects and allergic reaction of Mobic should not be ignored: chest pain, weakness, black stool, swelling, weight gain, nausea, severe skin reaction, coughing up blood, urinating less than usual, burning in the eyes, shortness of breath, sore throat and muscle weakness. Speak with your doctor on all side effects.

Warning:

patient living with asthma should not take Mobic medication. Do not use Mobic medication if you are due for surgery. Patients that have medical history of ulcer, stomach bleeding, kidney or liver problems should not take Mobic. Mobic is associated with risk of heart attack, stroke and high blood pressure, long term use can increase these risks.

Before starting Mobic medication, your doctor should be provided with a list of all your medications including prescription and over the counter drugs. Patient taking blood thinners like aspirin, warfarin and clopidogrel should not take Mobic medication; Mobic is a blood thinner and too much blood thinning can result to bleeding. Also, Mobic should not be combined with corticosteroids like prednisone because it increases risk of bleeding. Patients on aspirin medication should not take Mobic; the combination increases risk of developing gastro intestinal ulcer, and Mobic also reduces the efficacy of aspirin. In addition, Mobic contains a compound sorbitol; do not combine sodium polystyrene sulfonate and sorbitol as it causes intestinal necrosis.

Alcohol with Mobic increases the risk of stomach bleeding, so do not take alcohol while on Mobic medication. Signs and symptoms of Mobic overdose includes asthma, nausea and vomiting, upper abdominal pain. It is expedient that Mobic and other medication should be taken as prescribed. Overdose in case, visit the nearest hospital.