Mobic Safety

Mobic® (meloxicam) is a medication used to treat pain, swelling, stiffness, and inflammation in adults and children. Although it is generally a safe medication, Mobic does have potential risks.
Mobic belongs to a class of drugs known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It's important to note that certain problems can develop in people taking these products. For example, kidney damage can occur during treatment with an NSAID. However, this is more common in people with kidney disease, heart failure, liver problems, those taking diuretics or angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor medications, and the elderly.
In addition, NSAIDs may cause or worsen high blood pressure. Mobic should be used with caution in people with have high blood pressure. Other problems that may occur in people using this medication include diarrhea, heartburn, headaches, and nausea. Mobic is not safe for anyone who has a bleeding condition or for women in their third trimester of pregnancy.
(For more safety information, click Mobic Side Effects and Mobic Precautions and Warnings. These articles offer more detailed information on potential drug interactions, what your healthcare provider needs to know, and serious side effects of this medication.)
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