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Does it take time for meloxicam to work

A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Choi
21 years experience Family Medicine
Takes time: As with any long acting anti-inflammatory medication, it will take time to take full effect.
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Dr. James Long
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Meloxicam : It may take up to 3 to 4 doses to get to an adequate serum level. Certainly don't give up on one dose. The blood levels of the drug rise in the firs ... Read More
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Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Usually when taken: This is a type of pill for inflammation that is intended to be easier on the stomach and is effective when taken. All the best.
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Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: Depends on what you are taking it for and severity of the inflammatory problem. Sometimes its effects are apparent within hours. Discuss with your p ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Poling
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Timing: Take it at the same time everyday. I would recommend breakfast becasue you should take it with food.
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Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Le answered
16 years experience Pain Management
Meloxicam: Meloxicam should be taken once daily. Usually, it's taken with food in the morning.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Teller
43 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes: As long as you do not have peptic ulcer disease and take the medications with food. If your stomach does bother you it is probably the meloxicam caus ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
36 years experience Rheumatology
It's OK: Mobic (meloxicam) can start providing pain relief right away. The anti-inflammatory effects take 7-14 days. This means it will work differently when ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
You can: There is no drug interactions between 2 drugs Painkiller and anti-inflammatory for back pain is a great combo. However, hydrocodone/acetaminophen is g ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
You can: Cyclobenzaprine is used short-term to treat muscle spasms. It is usually used along with physical therapy. Meloxicam nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Never mix!: both medications are NSAIDS and can cause gastrointestinal bleeding if taken together, as well as kidney and/or liver issues. Hopefully, you only did ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: Yes there is no interaction between these drugs.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
It could: Mobic (meloxicam) and Ibuprofen are from the same class of NSAID pain relievers. Taking the maximum dosage or higher of nsaids can lead to stomach ups ... Read More
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