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By Medicover Hospitals / 11 Mar 2021
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What is Mobic?

  • Mobic (Meloxicam) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication (NSAID). It works by lowering hormones in the body that cause inflammation and pain. The medication is an anti-inflammatory medication used to treat the pain and inflammation caused by rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis in adults. Mobic is also used to treat juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in children over the age of two.
    1. Mobic Uses
    2. Mobic Side effects
    3. Precautions
    4. Overdose
    5. Storage
    6. Mobic vs Celebrex
    7. Frequently Asked Questions
    8. Citations

    Mobic Uses:

  • This medication is used to treat arthritis. It alleviates joint pain, swelling, and stiffness. It is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication (NSAID). Ask your doctor about non-drug treatments and/or using other medications to treat your pain if you have a chronic condition such as arthritis.
  • How to use :

    • Before you begin taking this, and each time you get a refill, read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist. Also, inform your dosage schedule to the doctor.
    • Take this medication orally, usually once daily, as directed by your doctor. Unless your doctor instructs you otherwise, drink a full glass of water (8 ounces/240 milliliters) with it. After taking this medication, do not lie down for at least 10 minutes.
    • If you are taking this medication that is in liquid form, shake the bottle before each dose. Use a special measuring device to carefully measure the dose. You should not use a regular spoon because you may not get the correct dose.
    • If you're using a disintegrating tablet. Peel back the foil with dry hands to carefully remove the tablet. Do not force the tablet through the foil as this may cause it to break. Place the tablet on your tongue as soon as possible and allow it to dissolve. The tablet can be swallowed with or without liquid after it has melted.
    • If you experience stomach upset while taking this medication, take it with food, milk, or an antacid. The dosage is determined by your medical condition as well as your response to treatment. The lowest effective dosage should always be used, and only for the time period prescribed. Do not take more than the recommended dose of this medication because higher doses increase the risk of stomach ulcers/bleeding.
    • Mobic can be found in a variety of forms (such as a tablet, capsule, liquid, disintegrating tablet). Do not switch between forms without first consulting your doctor.
    • It could take up to two weeks before you feel the full effects of this medication. To get the most out of this medication, take it on a regular basis.

    Mobic Side Effects:

  • Some of the common and major side effects of Mobic are:
    • Bleeding gums
    • Bloating
    • Blood in the urine
    • Blurred vision
    • Abdominal or stomach pain
    • Canker sores
    • Chest tightness or heaviness
    • Chills
    • Nausea
    • Cloudy urine
    • Cough
    • Cramping
    • Dark urine
    • Difficult breathing
    • Dilated neck veins
    • Dizziness


    • Tell your doctor or pharmacist about your medical history, especially if you have: asthma, liver disease, stomach problems (such as bleeding, ulcers, or recurring heartburn), heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, a blood disorder, or nose growths.
    • NSAID medications can occasionally cause kidney problems. If you are dehydrated, have heart failure or kidney disease, are an older adult, or take certain medications, you are more likely to have problems. Drink plenty of fluids as directed by your doctor to avoid dehydration, and notify your doctor immediately if the amount of urine changes.
    • This medication can cause stomach bleeding. The use of alcohol and tobacco on a regular basis, particularly when combined with this medication, may increase your risk of stomach bleeding. Limit your consumption of alcohol.
    • Disintegrating tablets may contain aspartame. If you have phenylketonuria (PKU) or another condition that requires you to limit or avoid aspartame (or phenylalanine) in your diet, consult with your doctor or pharmacist about how to use this medication safely.
    • While taking this medication, older adults may be more likely to experience stomach/intestinal bleeding, kidney problems, a heart attack, or a stroke.
    • Before taking this medication, women of childbearing age should discuss the benefits and risks with their doctor. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant. This medication is the potential in giving harm to an unborn baby and causing complications during normal labor and delivery. It is not advised to be used during pregnancy from 20 weeks until delivery. If your doctor determines that you must take this medication between 20 and 30 weeks of pregnancy, you should take the lowest effective dose for the shortest amount of time. This medication should not be used after 30 weeks of pregnancy.
    • It is unknown whether this medication is excreted in breast milk or not. Similar drugs, on the other hand, pass into breast milk and are unlikely to harm a nursing infant. Before breastfeeding, talk to your doctor.


    • Aliskiren, ACE inhibitors (such as captopril and lisinopril), angiotensin II receptor blockers (such as losartan and valsartan), cidofovir, lithium, methotrexate (high-dose treatment), and water pills are some products that may interact with this medication (diuretics such as furosemide).
    • When combined with other drugs which might cause bleeding, this medication may increase the risk of bleeding. Antiplatelet drugs such as clopidogrel and blood thinners such as dabigatran/enoxaparin/warfarin are examples.
    • If you are taking mobic in liquid form, tell your doctor if you are also taking sodium polystyrene sulfonate.


  • If someone has taken an overdose of this medicine and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, seek medical advice. Never take more than what is prescribed to you by your doctor.
  • Missed Dose:

  • If you forget to take any dose or by mistake miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. If it is already the time for the next dose, skip the forgotten dose. Take your next medicine at the regular time schedule. Do not double the dose.
  • Storage:

  • The medicine should not come in direct contact with heat, air, light and may damage your medicines. Exposure to medicine might cause some harmful effects or serious side effects. The medicine must be kept in a safe place and out of children’s reach.
  • Mobic vs Celebrex:

    Mobic is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication (NSAID). It works by lowering hormones in the body that cause inflammation and pain. Celebrex is a COX-2 inhibitor and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, among other things.
    This medication is used to treat arthritis. It relieves the joint pain, swelling, and stiffness. It is used to treat osteoarthritis pain and inflammation, adult acute pain, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, painful menstruation, and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
    It is available in the following forms
    • Oral tablet
    • Oral capsule
    • Orally disintegrating tablet
    • Oral suspension
    It comes in form of an Oral capsule

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Mobic is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication (NSAID). It works by lowering hormones in the body that cause inflammation and pain. Mobic is an anti-inflammatory medication used to treat the pain and inflammation caused by rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis in adults.
    The main distinctions between mobic and ibuprofen are as follows: mobic is a more potent medication than ibuprofen. Mobic is only available by prescription, whereas ibuprofen is available both over the counter and by prescription.
    Mobic's side effects do not include drowsiness (in fact, it can cause insomnia), but they do include dizziness. However, headache is a common and minor side effect of this medicine.
    One of its side effects includes weight gain. So it may or may not lead to a gain in weight.
    For people with kidney disease: If you take mobic for a long time, it may decrease your kidney function, making your kidney disease worse.
    Mobic (meloxicam) and Ultram (tramadol) are pain relievers. Mobic is used to treat arthritis pain and inflammation. Ultram is a pain reliever that is used to treat moderate to severe pain in adults.
    Take each dose with a snack or immediately after eating a meal, and drink plenty of water while taking a mobic. If your doctor has prescribed melt-in-the-mouth (orodispersible) tablets, moisten your mouth first, sipping water if necessary.
    Mobic is a medication used to treat arthritis. It alleviates joint pain, swelling, and stiffness.
    The use of mobic helps patients control pain from injuries of the nerve.
    Adults –7.5 milligrams (mg) once a day at first. However, the usual dose is no more than 15 mg once a day. The maximum recommended daily oral dosage in an adult is 15 mg.


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