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Please describe the medication: mobic (meloxicam)?

Please describe the medication: mobic (meloxicam)?

NSAID : Mobic (meloxicam) 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, or allergies to nsaids. ...Read more

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Meloxicam what medication can I take for pain?

Meloxicam what medication can I take for pain?

see details: I do not understand your question. Meloxicam is an anti-inflammatory medication that has some value for relief of pain. ...Read more

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How soon should meloxicam medication begin to ease pain?

How soon should meloxicam medication begin to ease pain?

Within a few days: Meloxicam works fairly fast. If it is not helpful in 5-7 days, forget about it. ...Read more

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Is difene a stronger medication than meloxicam?

Is difene a stronger medication than meloxicam?

Meloxicam just one: Meloxicam is one of the anti-inflammatory medications. Many people improve simply with a change in rx. Ibuprofen, piroxicam, celebrex, (celecoxib) nabumetone, etc. - all equal strength. If you need more anti-inflammatory effect, steroids work. If you need more pain relief, tramadol is prescription pain rx. For short term use, narcotics such as Codeine and hydrocodone work well. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of meloxicam. What is meloxicam medication?

See details: Meloxicam is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agent. There major risk is GI irritation but that risk is relatively low. It can occasionally raise blood pressure and it should be avoided in individuals with high risk for heart disease or have reduced kidney function. ...Read more

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My friend gets urine tested for her pain medication. Should she worry about taking meloxicam. Her next appt is in 20 days.

My friend gets urine tested for her pain medication. Should she worry about taking meloxicam. Her next appt is in 20 days.

Not typical: Meloxicam is an anti-inflammatory medication that should not be part of a typical drug screen. ...Read more

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Really nervous about taking Mobic (meloxicam) 15mg twice a day.. Smoker..22.. I have anxiety and freaking out about the medication. Is it safe?

Really nervous about taking Mobic (meloxicam)  15mg twice a day.. Smoker..22.. I have anxiety and freaking out about the medication. Is it safe?

Seems like high dose: The risks may not overweigh the rewards.The medication itself is relatively safe unless you have any kind of bleeding disorder, kidney or stomach, don't have Nsaid or Aspirin allergy/sensitivities. I would not take any other anti inflammatory medication together with like anvil or aleve (naproxen). That being said limit your dosing to 7.5 mg once or twice daily or 15 my once daily. ...Read more

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What medication can I take for headaches if I am already on mobic meloxicam for back pain?

Headaches: Headache has several subtypes. The treatment depends on the cause of your headache. Some medications can cause headache and you must stop them to relieve your headache. Besides meloxicam, some of other medications used for headache can be topamax, (topiramate) tca, anti-seizure medication, triptans .... ...Read more

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I am taking meloxicam. Can i take alka-sektzer plus cold and flu also while i am on this medication?

I am taking meloxicam. Can i take alka-sektzer plus cold and flu also while i am on this medication?

Avoid mixing manyMed: There has to be a good reason for adding any pills or taking each one of the pills. if your condition is a head cold, then you do not need to mix more than Tylenol (acetaminophen) / or Cold/Flu meds and or a decongestant . Alka- seltzer is not a safe medication to mix with Meloxican ...Read more

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Im taking meloxicam daily but it did not relieve the pain of my right foot. What other medication or remedy for my painful foot?

Im taking meloxicam daily but it did not relieve the pain of my right foot. What other medication   or remedy for my painful foot?

It depends: Once we know the cause of the right foot pain, it will be much easier to treat your pain. For example if you have arthritis, an NSAID like Meloxicam may be appropriate. There are many other nsaids available such as naproxen, voltaren , daypro, (oxaprozin) or motrin. However, if you have another type of pain such as neuropathy, a different treatment would be in order. ...Read more

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I had a CRP lab test done. One of my medications I take is an anti inflammatory (Meloxicam). My question is, will the Meloxicam affect the results?

I had a CRP lab test done. One of my medications I take is an anti inflammatory (Meloxicam). My question is, will the Meloxicam affect the results?

Unlikely: CRP as a test has limited value. Why did you do this test in the first place???. Your doctor who ordered this test can advise you better. ...Read more

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I'm taking plaqeunil, mobic, (meloxicam) prednisone for rheumatoid arthritis. Can I use phentermine for weight loss while on these other medications?

I'm taking plaqeunil, mobic, (meloxicam) prednisone for rheumatoid arthritis. Can I use phentermine for weight loss while on these other medications?

Weight medications: The easy answer is "yes." however 1) the weight gain tendency caused (primarily) by Prednisone will continue, so consider finding an effective regimen for your RA and pain that doesn't cause weight gain. 2) Phentermine generally only works well for a short period of time. Most people who use it find that it wears off after several weeks or months. There may be better weight options besides phent. ...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 (naproxen). 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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What are the most common side effects of meloxicam, and how does this drug work?

What are the most common side effects of meloxicam, and how does this drug work?

Not major in most!: Meloxicam 15mg is one of my favorite nsaids. 24hr duration, (best taken at supper), and is one of the least likely to cause GI upset, which it can, but compared to Ibuprofen and others. $10 for 3 mo supply at kroger's, walmart, costco, target, and others.
Can cause fluid retention in some, an increased bp, and in people with marginal reanl function, a further deterioration. Still, very safe. ...Read more

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Is the drug mobic (meloxicam) and celebrax the same? What are celebrax side effects and mobic (meloxicam)? Which is best?

Similar: Both drugs are so-called partially selective nsaids. Their side effects are similar. Because they have absolutely different molecular structure, there are individual differences in effect. Therefore neither is the best or worst. ...Read more

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Which drug is best, mobic (meloxicam) or celebrax for arthritis and osteo?

NSAIDS: Meloxicam and Celebrex (celecoxib) are non steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. They are both effective medications for arthritis. The effectiveness varies from individual to individual. ...Read more

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Why're non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as meloxicam considered contraindicated in renal disease?

They hurt the kidney: Nsaids interfere with the internal regulation of blood flow in the kidney. Using them reduces renal blood flow and decreases kidney function. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take arthritus drug mobic (meloxicam) just prior to having arthroscopic surgery on my knee?

Is it okay to take arthritus drug mobic (meloxicam) just prior to having arthroscopic surgery on my knee?

Typically not: All arthritis drugs call nsaids except Celebrex (celecoxib) are known to affect how well platelets help the body stop bleeding. That can affect your ability to stop bleeding after surgery. So, i usually request patients stop their nsaids one week prior to surgery. ...Read more

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My pharmacist consult me to take MOBIC (meloxicam) MELOXICAM to reduce my chest muscle pain/pulled.is that drug dangerous and has severe side effects?

See your PCP: for proper diagnosis, tests and treatment. Any medication can cause side effects and Mobic is no exception. Nevertheless, meloxicam is more potent against COX-2 and is more favorable to the GI system than other nonselective NSAIDs. ...Read more

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Why did i fail a drug test for benzos, if i only take flexeril, mobic, (meloxicam) alieve, vitamins, and Azo cranberry?

Why did i fail a drug test for benzos, if i only take flexeril, mobic, (meloxicam) alieve, vitamins, and Azo cranberry?

Drug tests: Drug tests for benzodiazeprines can be positive if you are taking it. Some of benzodiazeprines are xanax, (alprazolam) librium, klonopin, clorazepate, valium), ativan, restoril, Halcion .... Some other medications can cause a false positive result in benzodiazepine urine tests. These drugs can be tolectin, aleve, etodolac, daypro, zoloft ... ...Read more

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What is mobic (meloxicam)?

Meloxicam: Meloxicam is a non steroidal anti-inflammatory medication. It is usually used to treated painful conditions. ...Read more

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