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Meloxicam

 

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.

 

 

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