Mobic is the name of brand tablets containing Meloxicam as the main component. This medicine belongs to the class of oxicams and is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It works by inhibiting cyclooxygenase, exerts analgetic and anti-inflammatory effect. In other words, Mobic initiates reduction of hormones that cause pain or inflammation.
Recommendations for Use
Mobic is usually prescribed to people with the following diseases:
This medicine is effective both for adults and children, but pediatric use is possible since the age of 2. Whats amazing about this medicine is that you can take it independently of timing and meals, but its better to swallow it while eating.
Dosage must be chosen according to the weight of a patient, diagnosis and the effect received, so its important to visit your doctor before defining an appropriate dosage. Mobic is taken once a day, and the maximum dose possible is 15 mg daily.
You can find three forms of Mobic in stock: tablets of 7.5 mg, tablets of 15 mg and oral suspension (7.5 mg per 5 ml).
Precautions and Contraindications
Mobic is a strong medicine, and there are some groups of people who cant get this drug prescribed as it would be more harm than good. They are patients with such diseases and states as:
Ulcer of the digestive system;
Gastrointestinal or cerebrovascular bleeding;
Severe liver or kidney conditions;
Pregnancy or breastfeeding;
Hypersensitivity to any component of the drug, no matter whether its active or inactive;
Asthma or allergy to the components of the medicine.
Its important to know that Mobic may affect your cardiovascular system, up to heart attack or stroke. Also, Meloxicam can cause bleeding or perforation in the stomach or intestines, and thats why alcohol drinking is forbidden while taking Mobic as it may worsen the state of your digestive system.
Its not recommended to take Mobic with some medicines containing lithium as Meloxicam can increase its amount in the blood up to toxic level. Combining Meloxicam with drugs based on serotonin reuptake or anticoagulants may lead to severe bleeding in the stomach. Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers and beta-blockers become less effective if they are used together with meloxicam.
It is the same about diuretics natriuretic effect is reduced by NSAIDs which Mobic belongs to. Methotrexate toxicity and cyclosporine's nephrotoxicity is possible if these medicines are taken with drugs containing Meloxicam. There are also other drugs which are useless or even harmful when used with Mobic simultaneously. Its important to inform your doctor about all the drugs you take to make sure you are not in danger.
Serious side effects may appear as a result of taking Mobic, and that is a great disadvantage of this drug, although the benefit is incontrovertible. Its urgent to call for emergency help when you experience:
Chest pain, breathing, vision or balance problems;
Nausea, pain in stomach, change of stool or urine color;
Cough or vomiting with the signs of blood;
Reduction of urine amounts or absence of urination;
Skin rash, bruising or pain.
If you take Mobic without any tests, you may have an allergic reaction, which symptoms are:
Swelling of the face or its parts;
Another dangerous condition possible with Mobic is overdose. If you take too much of the medicine you may have:
Blue lips, nails, fingers;
Pain in stomach, chest or throat;
Also, diarrhea, indigestion, gas and heartburn may appear while getting used to the drug.