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Meloxicam - Overview
Meloxicam, marketed under the brand name Mobic, is a medication used for treating pain and inflammation in some people with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. People who might need a meloxicam prescription can connect with a medical provider using Push Health who can discuss their medical issues and prescribe meloxicam medication, including meloxicam 15 mg and meloxicam 7.5 mg pills, when appropriate to do so.
What Is Meloxicam Used For?
Meloxicam, like celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac, etodolac, ibuprofen, ketorolac and naproxen (Naprosyn), belongs to a class of medications known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Meloxicam is indicated as a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug for some cases of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis in adults. Meloxicam's mechanism of action likely involves blocking enzymes that cause the release of prostaglandins and other chemical modulators of the pain response. However, the full mechanism as to how meloxicam works is not fully understood. Some people wonder if meloxicam can get you "high" after being used. While meloxicam does help reduce pain, it does not contain codeine which is typically what causes that effect in pain medications. Meloxicam differs from acetaminophen in function.
Meloxicam - Dosage and Cost
As Mobic, meloxicam is available as meloxicam 7.5 mg tablets and meloxicam 15 mg tablets as well as meloxicam 7.5 mg / 5 mL oral suspension. The starting meloxicam dose use in cases of arthritis is generally meloxicam 7.5 mg once per day. Some patients may benefit from an increased dose of meloxicam 15 mg but it depends on the specific needs of the patient and the judgement of the prescribing medical provider. Meloxicam is inexpensive, costing approximately $6 for thirty meloxicam 15 mg tablets at pharmacies in the United States. Meloxicam coupons can also be found online and some insurance plans may help with the cost of the medication, depending on the clinical indication.
Can I Buy Meloxicam Online?
Meloxicam is a prescription medication in the United States. While other NSAIDs can be purchased over the counter, meloxicam OTC is not available and one cannot just buy meloxicam online. Using Push Health, however, people who might need a meloxicam prescription can connect with a medical provider who can prescribe meloxicam medication when appropriate to do so.
Meloxicam - Side Effects
Meloxicam, like other NSAID medications, can cause side effects when used. Side effects that might result from meloxicam use include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dyspepsia and flu-like symptoms. Meloxicam can also increase the risk of serious cardiovascular thrombotic events such as stroke and myocardial infarction. Meloxicam should not be prescribed for peri-operative pain the setting of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. Meloxicam can also increase the risk of gastrointestinal complications such as bleeding, stomach perforation and ulceration which can be fatal. Meloxicam and alcohol should not be used together. People who have a known hypersensitivity to meloxicam, Meloxicam or other NSAID medications should not use meloxicam. Prior to using meloxicam medication, it is very important to discuss concerns and possible side effects with one's medical provider and pharmacist.
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Last updated March 27, 2020. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.