Substitutes for Mobic
As a type of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), Mobic® (meloxicam) is a medication used to treat pain, inflammation, swelling, and stiffness caused by many conditions. Specifically, Mobic is approved for treating osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
In general, Mobic is effective and well tolerated. However, if you experience bothersome side effects or if the medication is not adequately controlling your symptoms, there are several alternatives to this medication. Some of these Mobic substitutes include other NSAIDs, such as:
- Aspirin (Ecotrin®, Bayer®, Anacin®)
- Ibuprofen (Motrin®, Advil®, Nuprin®)
- Indomethacin (Indocin®, Indocin SR®)
- Ketoprofen (Orudis®, Actron®, Oruvail®)
- Ketorolac (Toradol)
- Meclofenamate (Meclomen®)
- Oxaprozin (Daypro®)
- Piroxicam (Feldene®)
- Salsalate (Salflex®, Disalcid®, Amigesic®)
- Sulindac (Clinoril®)
- Tolmetin (Tolectin®).
(Click List of NSAIDs for a more complete look at possible substitutes for Mobic. This article offers a detailed list of various other medications that can be used if Mobic is not working for your condition or if it is causing troublesome side effects.)