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How long does it usually take for mobic to start working to control back pain?

How long does it usually take for mobic to start working to control back pain?

4 hours: Mobic is an nsaid. Depending on the NSAID and the condition intended to treat some nsaids may work within a few hours while others may take a week or two before most benefits are achieved. Mobic typically starts working with 2-3 hours. ...Read more

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Mobic (Definition)

Mobic is a non steroidal anti-inflammatory medication or nsaid. It is in the same family as naproxen, motrin, and celebrex. This medicine is sometimes used to treat inflammatory conditions such as gout, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. Avoid in in patients with a history of gastrointestinal bleeding, heart failure, renal failure, ...Read more


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How long is it safe to take mobic for?

How long is it safe to take mobic for?

Mobic: Like any NSAID long term usage should be monitored by your doctor, checking renal and liver function periodically since these drugs could be toxic on prolonged utilization. ...Read more

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I take an anti inflammatory (mobic). Can this alter my ESR levels, and if so how long will it take to get out of my system?

I take an anti inflammatory (mobic). Can this alter my ESR levels, and if so how long will it take to get out of my system?

Yes. A few days.: Mobic may actually reduce your ESR as it reduces inflammation. Mobic is a once a day drug which generally means it is clear from your system within a matter of days. ...Read more

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Pain and some swelling in wrist on the lower thumb side. No injury. Took meloxicam for 2 days, how long should it take to start seeing improvement.

Pain and some swelling in wrist on the lower thumb side. No injury. Took meloxicam for 2 days, how long should it take to start seeing improvement.

Tendinitis: It sounds like a de quervain's tendinitis of the wrist. Meloxicam probably will not help very much but can be tried for 7-10 days. Splinting, ice and a local cortisone injection are other options. ...Read more

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I am taking meloxicam 7.5mg a day, I have read you should not take this drug, as it causes some serious effects, its working well now i'm worried.

I am taking meloxicam 7.5mg a day, I have read you should not take this drug, as it causes some serious effects, its working well   now i'm worried.

Probably OK: Meloxicam (mobic) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory like advil or aleve. It is reasonably safe, particularly at the smaller 7.5 mg size taken once daily. Like other nsaids, the biggest potential risk is upset stomcah or even GI bleeding. Take all nsaids with food. Take with caution in older patients or those with kidney or liver problems. ...Read more

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Taken 2 doses of mobic and would like to swap to prednisone for quicker onset. How long do I have to wait to start prednisone after last dose of mobic?

Taken 2 doses of mobic and would like to swap to prednisone for quicker onset. How long do I have to wait to start prednisone after last dose of mobic?

Not interchangeable : Mobic is a non steroidal and is used as a general treatment or arthritis, bursitis, tendinitis, etc...Prednisone is only used as a powerful ant inflammatory in diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, vasculitis. It is not interchangeable with nsaids. You should only use Prednisone for these autoimmune type conditions and only with close supervision. ...Read more

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Can mobic affect lithium levels? I take 600 of lithium and start 7.5mg bid today.

Possibly: Possibly. Any time medications are added, it is important to assess effects on other ingested medications, especially if they are used close to maximum doses. ...Read more

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