What Is Mobic Used for?

  • Medical Editor: William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

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What is Mobic?

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Mobic (meloxicam) is an antiinflammatory arthritis drug. It was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in April, 2000 specifically to treat osteoarthritis.

Together with Celebrex (celecoxib), Mobic is a member of a class of pain and arthritis drugs called selective Cox-2 inhibitors that block the Cox-2 enzyme responsible for inflammation, but do not block the closely related Cox-1 enzyme responsible for protecting the stomach lining.

Mobic is available in 7.5mg tablets. The recommended starting and maintenance dosing is 7.5mg once daily, maximum recommended daily dosage 15mg daily.

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Reviewed on 1/11/2018