A healthcare provider may recommend Mobic® (meloxicam) to treat pain, inflammation, swelling, and stiffness caused by various types of arthritis. There are several forms and strengths of this prescription medication available.
Available in the form of a liquid and tablets (pills), Mobic can specifically help reduce the symptoms of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. It is important to take the lowest effective dose of Mobic for the least amount of time in order to treat your condition. This will decrease the chances of serious side effects occurring. For people with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, it may take Mobic several weeks to begin to work to its full potential.
(For a closer look at Mobic liquid and pills, click Mobic. This article explains how Mobic works and lists some potential side effects and general dosing guidelines. Information on what to tell your healthcare provider before using this medication is also included.)
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Electronic orange book: Approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations. FDA Web site. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/cder/ob/.
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