Mobic or the generic alternative called Meloxicam is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug referred to as an NSAID. If you are enduring the pain of arthritis, your doctor may prescribe Mobic to reduce the joint pain and swelling that inflammation can cause. Prescription strength Mobic or generic Meloxicam is taken orally, usually once per day and may be taken with or without food. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
When taken as directed, Mobic and Meloxicam generic works as a non-selective cyclooxygenase (COX) inhibitor. This means that its purpose is to block both of the enzymes (COX 1 and COX 2) that are responsible for the production of prostaglandins, a chemical that causes the pain and swelling as an immune response to injury.
Arthritis is an ongoing inflammatory disease that occurs because of cartilage erosion and degradation of your synovial tissue and fluid that cushions your joints. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and can happen from normal wear and tear on your body joints over the years. Mobic will not cure your arthritis, but it can help bring you relief from joint pain so you can perform daily tasks and enjoy other activities.
Rheumatoid arthritis is the 2nd most common type of chronic arthritis that occurs in joints on both sides of the body. Rheumatoid arthritis can also affect other body parts such as skin, eyes, heart, lungs, nerves or blood. This is an autoimmune disease which means that the body's immune system attacks its own healthy tissues when it believes a threat is imminent and is characterized by joint swelling and pain, stiffness, and fatigue.
Advise your doctor if you have any of the following medical conditions that may affect your ability to safely take Mobic: seizure disorder; nasal polyps; asthma; liver or kidney disease; stomach ulcers; high blood pressure; history of heart attack or stroke. It is important to tell your doctor about any medications you are taking to know if there is a risk of an adverse reaction with Mobic.
Taking Mobic or generic Meloxicam may increase your risk of stroke or heart attack. Keep Mobic out of children’s reach and never share your meds with anyone else. Long-term use of Mobic should be monitored by your doctor as it suppresses your immune system.
You should contact your physician if you experience any of the following more serious side effects associated with meloxicam: back pain; lack of energy; fast heartbeat; weight gain; difficult or painful urination.