What Is Mobic Used For?
Mobic is a medication that is approved to reduce pain, inflammation, stiffness, or swelling in people who have various forms of arthritis. Specifically, this can include symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Other, "off-label" uses of Mobic include relieving mild to moderate pain, gout symptoms, and pain or inflammation caused by other conditions.
An Introduction to the Uses of Mobic
Mobic® (meloxicam) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to treat several conditions related to pain, inflammation, swelling, or stiffness.
Some specific Mobic uses include the relief of:
Mobic is not a cure for the types of arthritis mentioned above, nor does it slow the progression of the disease.
How Does It Work?
Mobic and other NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) work by inhibiting the action of certain hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. These hormones are called prostaglandins. By blocking the effects of prostaglandins, Mobic can help alleviate pain, inflammation, and joint swelling associated with different forms of arthritis.
Can Children Use It?
Mobic is approved for the treatment of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in children two years of age and older.
Using Mobic Off-Label
On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Mobic for treating something other than the conditions discussed above. This is called an "off-label" use. Some examples of off-label Mobic uses include the relief of:
- Mild to moderate pain, such as back pain, neck pain, or leg pain
- Fibromyalgia symptoms
- Gout symptoms
- Symptoms of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE for short or lupus)
- Pain or inflammation caused by other conditions.