What Is Mobic Used for?

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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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