Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Mobic
Generic Name: meloxicam (Pronunciation: mel OKS i kam)
What is meloxicam (Mobic)?
Meloxicam is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Meloxicam works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body.
Meloxicam is used to treat pain or inflammation caused by arthritis.
Meloxicam may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Meloxicam 15 mg-APO
round, yellow, imprinted with APO, MEL 15
Meloxicam 15 mg-MYL
round, yellow, imprinted with M 89
Meloxicam 15 mg-TEV
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Meloxicam 7.5 mg-APO
round, yellow, imprinted with APO, MEL 7.5
Meloxicam 7.5 mg-MYL
round, yellow, imprinted with M 66
Meloxican 7.5 mg-TEV
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Mobic 15 mg
oval, yellow, imprinted with M, 15
Mobic 7.5 mg
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What are the possible side effects of meloxicam (Mobic)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using meloxicam and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
Less serious side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about meloxicam (Mobic)?
This medicine may cause life-threatening heart or circulation problems such as heart attack or stroke, especially if you use it long term. Do not use meloxicam just before or after heart bypass surgery (coronary artery bypass graft, or CABG).
Get emergency medical help if you have chest pain, weakness, shortness of breath, slurred speech, or problems with vision or balance.
This medicine may also cause serious effects on the stomach or intestines, including bleeding or perforation (forming of a hole). These conditions can be fatal and can occur without warning while you are taking meloxicam, especially in older adults.
Call your doctor at once if you have symptoms of stomach bleeding such as black, bloody, or tarry stools, or coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds.
Avoid drinking alcohol. It may increase your risk of stomach bleeding.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using any other cold, allergy, or pain medicine. Medicines similar to meloxicam are contained in many combination medicines. Check the label to see if a medicine contains an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) such as aspirin, ibuprofen, ketoprofen, or naproxen.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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