Mobic pain reliever is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that falls under the enolic acid group of NSAIDs. Available as the generic of Meloxicam, is derived from Oxicam.
The drug has an onset time for action of about thirty to sixty minutes and a biological half-life of about twenty hours. The pain reliever works by inhibiting the hormones that cause pain and inflammation.
The typical Mobic dose is dependent on the patient’s health problem, including the weight and age at the time of treatment.
Mobic is used to relieve pain and reduce in inflammation, particularly in patients who have rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
The drug is indicated for use only in adults but children may also be prescribed to take it the illness is severe enough to warrant it.
Pregnant women are at risk of harming the baby if Mobic is taken during the third trimester. One should consult the doctor immediately regarding drug use if the person becomes pregnant while on the medication.
Directions on the prescription label should also be followed. Mobic may be taken with or without food. Long-term use of the drug can causes changes in the blood and weight, which should be checked on a regular basis.
Mobic should never be administered along with alcohol as this can cause stomach bleeding. Self-medication, increasing or decreasing the dose, doubling the dose, and taking two doses close together is not recommended as this can increase the risk of side effects. Persons allergic to Meloxicam should not take this anti-inflammatory pill.
Some of the mild to moderate symptoms are
- stomach troubles,
- flu symptoms,
- Bleeding in gastrointestinal tract
More severe or persistent side effects like
- rapid weight gain,
- breathing trouble,
- kidney troubles,
- liver problems,
- severe skin reactions.
Persons with a history of asthma, heart attacks and stroke are at higher risk of side effects and should not take Mobic without the doctor’s consent.
Taking other NSAIDs that are similar Meloxicam is not recommended. Before taking this drug it is advisable to check with the medical practitioner on which other drugs to avoid.
While on Mobic, the individual should refrain from taking antidepressants, Methotrexate, Lithium, blood thinners, Cyclosporine, diuretic pills, heart disease related pills, blood pressure medicines, and steroids.
The individual should also check with the doctor if Mobic pill will interact adversely with vitamins, herbal supplements, and over-the-counter medications.