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Is meloxicam effective

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Meloxicam: Mobic (meloxicam) is an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) used which can be used for back pain. Long-term use was reportedly associated wit ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Maybe: The response to nsaids is individualized. One person may respond best to Naproxen and another to meloxicam.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience Family Medicine
No: No. You will probably need an opioid based pain reliever.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Depends on type: There are many types of arthritis (over 150) and your physician can help define your type of arthritis.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Mobic (meloxicam): Mobic (meloxicam) can be beneficial in treating ankylosing spondylitis.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Mobic (meloxicam) works well for bone/joint pain and begins relief in 8-12 hours.
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A 91-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Mandelin
19 years experience Rheumatology
Taking too long: This medication should not require this long to "kick in." time to let the doc know the drug isn't working.
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A male asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
46 years experience Medical Oncology
Variable: the two are similar drugs, yet some people respond better to one rather than the other. Just don't take them both at the same time.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Both: Soma is a muscle relaxant while meloxicam is an anti-inflammatory. I think you could take both. However there may be a strong element of tension and s ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not much: While we often give "antiinflammatories" like candy to control pain and inflammation, the medications have only a very small affect on swelling. The m ... Read More

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