NONSTEROIDAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUG (NSAID)
Mobic is a prescription medication that was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat several forms of arthritis. Mobic is sometimes prescribed off-label to treat pain, stiffness, and swelling caused by psoriatic arthritis. It is also known by its drug name, meloxicam.
Mobic is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). NSAIDs help reduce fever, pain and inflammation. Mobic is believed to work by inhibiting the production of chemicals that promote inflammation in the body.
How do I take it?
Mobic is taken orally once a day as a tablet or liquid. Take Mobic at the same time each day. Your doctor will prescribe a dosage based on your needs. When taking NSAIDs, it is important to use the lowest dose that is effective and to take it for the shortest amount of time to avoid side effects.
Always follow your doctor’s instructions exactly when taking Mobic.
Common side effects of Mobic include diarrhea, upper respiratory tract infections, indigestion, and flu-like symptoms.
Rare but serious side effects of Mobic may include an increase in the risk of stroke, heart attack, and gastrointestinal bleeding. Seek immediate medical assistance if you experience pain in your chest or left arm, shortness of breath, numbness in your hands or feet, or sudden weakness on one side of your body.
Contact your doctor if you experience severe stomach pain, nausea or vomiting, black stools that appear bloody or tarry, a change in the amount of urine you produce, yellowing of the eyes or skin (jaundice), weight gain, unexplained neck stiffness, skin problems such as rash or hives, mouth ulcers, swelling, or fast heartbeat (tachycardia) while taking Mobic.
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Mobic — RxList