A 23-year-old female asked:
I'm taking meloxicam for year now for my chronic nerve pain, is it safe taking it for years daily .. what maintenance should i do to make it safe?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Pain Management 36 years experience
It is a safe drug: Although Meloxicam (Mobic) is being marketed as a COX-2 inhibitor, it is classified in the Physician's Desk Reference (PDR) as a nonselective nonsteroidal analgesic because it has higher COX-1 inhibitory effects than the other COX-2 inhibitors. Nevertheless, Meloxicam is more potent against COX-2 and is more favorable to the GI system than other nonselective NSAIDs. Ask your PCP for more info.
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Last updated Jun 28, 2014
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