meloxicam, Mobic

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GENERIC NAME: meloxicam

BRAND NAME: Mobic

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Meloxicam is in a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that are used to treat pain and/or inflammation. Prostaglandins are chemicals that contribute to inflammation especially within joints, and it is the inflammation that leads to the common symptoms of pain, tenderness and swelling associated with arthritis. Meloxicam blocks the enzymes that make prostaglandins (cyclooxygenase 1 and 2) and reduces the levels of prostaglandins. As a result, inflammation and its accompanying symptoms are reduced. Meloxicam was approved for use in April 2000.

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

PRESCRIPTION: Yes

PREPARATIONS: Tablets: 7.5, 15 mg. Oral Suspension: 7.5 mg/ml

STORAGE: Meloxicam should be stored in a dry place at room temperature, 15 C to 30 C (59 F to 86 F).

PRESCRIBED FOR: Meloxicam is used to treat tenderness, swelling and pain caused by the inflammation of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in patients 2 years of age or older.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/11/2013



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