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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
Within a few days: Meloxicam works fairly fast. If it is not helpful in 5-7 days, forget about it. ...Read more
Meloxicam: Any- as long as it is not nsaid. ...Read more
Meloxicam: Any- as long as it is not nsaid. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
What if any are the possible cross interactions of the following medications, Trepilin, Simvastatin, Azor, (amlodipine and olmesartan) Gerricomplex, Mobic, Purata and Glucophage.
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
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
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
Is the drug mobic (meloxicam) and celebrax the same? What are celebrax side effects and mobic (meloxicam)? Which is best?
Why're non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as meloxicam considered contraindicated in renal disease?
I'm allergic to meloxicam because it's a sulfa drug can I still take over-the-counter ibuprofen??
Is it okay to take arthritus drug mobic (meloxicam) just prior to having arthroscopic surgery on my knee?
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