Meloxicam is a drug I take for the pain and inflammation of rheumatoid arthritis. I have been using it since 2/2013. Without It, my pain would be triple what it is.
- Mobic is the trade name for meloxicam.
- Meloxicam is a prescription drug in a class of drugs called NSAIDs: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
- Meloxicam helps relieve pain and reduce inflammation in active joints.
- It does not stop or slow the progression of the disease.
- The pill I take is tiny and yellow at 7.5mg. I take one in the morning and one at night. It is the maximum dose. It also comes in a 15mg pill that is taken once a day. It also comes in liquid form.
- My rheumatologist feels meloxicam is the safest drug in its class.
- Only one NSAID can be taken at a time.
- I take omeprazole, 20mg. to protect my stomach. NSAIDs can cause stomach bleeding. My rheumatologist says its possible to have stomach bleeding without realizing it.
- There are contraindications or cautions to taking NSAIDs. Heart disease, elevated blood pressure, kidney or liver disorders.