Meloxicam is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) known as a
selective COX-2 inhibitor. Meloxicam treats pain and inflammation caused
by osteoarthritis, (generative joint disease) rheumatoid arthritis and
and ankylosing spondylitis. It also treats other acute pain such as back
pain, sciatica and periarticular shoulder pain. It works by blocking the
enzyme in the body that makes prostaglandins, decreasing these
prostaglandins helps to reduce pain and swelling.
Boehringer Ingelheim markets Meloxicam as tablets, suppositories and oral suspension under
the names of Melox, Mobec, Mobic, Mobicox, Movalis and Recoxa (according to the country).
Meloxicam brands from other manufacturers include Alivodol, Muvera, Parocin and Uticox.
Ordering options for Meloxicam, are below.
No prescription is needed, but some pharmacies will require a consultation via questionnaire
to enable their staff physician to issue a prescription (this is a free consultation).
Other pharmacies do not require a consultation (no consultation needed)*
pharmacy delivery terms via pharmacy ID (new window)
Precautions Before Taking Meloxicam
Long term, continuous use of meloxicam can increase the risk of heart attacks, also, some
medications may interact with Meloxicam. Additional monitoring of the dose or condition may be
needed if you are taking lithium, water pills (diuretics such as furosemide) high blood pressure
medicines (ACE inhibitors such as captopril and lisinopril), "blood thinners" such as warfarin,
other NSAIDs such as aspirin or ibuprofen, or other COX-2 inhibitors such as celecoxib or
rofecoxib or valdecoxib. Always check with your doctor about risks and other drug interactions.
Common Side Effects of Meloxicam
indigestion, diarrhea, stomach pain, nausea, upper respiratory tract infection.
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