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What is Mobic used for?

Mobic is prescribed to people who have tenderness, swelling, and pain caused by the inflammation of some types of arthritis such as: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and juvenile rheumatoid and idiopathic arthritis. This medication does not cure arthritis; it decreases inflammation and pain.

You can buy Mobic online at My Drug Center. We have the Mobic generic, called Meloxicam, available for purchase as well. 


How does Mobic work?

Mobic is an oral tablet that contains Meloxicam, and it belongs to a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). The Meloxicam in this medication works by blockign the enzymes responsible for making prostaglandins, which are compounds that contribute to inflammation, especially joint inflammation.

Before taking Mobic or the Meloxicam generic, read all the instructions and paper work that given to you by your pharmacist. Take your Mobic dosage orally once a day. Make sure you take it at the same time each day to create a routine for yourself and to ensure an even spread of the Meloxicam dosage in your system. This medication should be taken on a regular basis to have optimal results. The dose of Mobic that you take will depend on your condition and your age. Take the Mobic dosage exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not change or increase your dose.


Mobic or the Meloxicam generic can interact with several other medications, so it is important that you take it as is prescribed. You should always tell your doctor about any prescription, non-prescription, illegal, and recreational drugs; herbal remedies; and nutritional and dietary supplements you're taking. You should not suddenly stop taking this drug or change your dosage without consulting your doctor first. Stopping this medication suddenly can cause unwanted side effects.

Side Effects

Some common side effects of Mobic include:

Nausea, abdominal pain, dizziness, diarrhea, headache, itching or rash, and indigestion or heartburn

If any side effects of Meloxicam become unmanageable speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help in managing any side effects. For any serious side effects that occur speak with your doctor right away for further treatment options.


What is Mobic?

Mobic is a prescription medication available in tablet form for oral administration. Each tablet contains 7.5 or 15 mg of meloxicam. What is meloxicam? It is the drug that gives Mobic its therapeutic effect and is also the name for generic Mobic.


What kind of drug is Mobic?

Mobic is considered a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Drugs of this class have enzyme inhibiting abilities.


What is meloxicam used for?

Meloxicam, or Mobic, is prescribed to patients with arthritis; specifically arthritis in the form of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and juvenile rheumatoid/idiopathic arthritis.


What does meloxicam do?

Meloxicam is not an arthritis cure, but it will help improve symptoms of pain and inflammation caused by arthritic conditions.


How does meloxicam work?

Hormone-like substances called prostaglandins are produced naturally in the body to help participate in a large variety of body functions. One body function these substances are accountable for is inflammation and pain. Meloxicam works by blocking the enzymes responsible for the production of prostaglandins, which reduces the amount of inflammation and pain they are responsible for.


How to take Mobic?  

You should follow only your doctor’s directions on how to properly use this medication; the way this medication is taken may vary depending on what condition it is treating. Unless otherwise directed by your doctor, you may take Mobic with or without food. Taking your dose with food may help reduce the risk of gastrointestinal irritation. When taking the tablet; swallow it whole with a glass of water.


How long does it take for meloxicam to work?

The exact amount of time it takes meloxicam to work will vary for each individual. An onset of action will usually begin within 30 minutes of the first dose. It could take up to 2 weeks (14 days) before you notice maximum relief, however, you may feel it before the 2-week mark.


What is the generic for Mobic?

The generic for Mobic is sold under the active ingredients name; meloxicam. Meloxicam can be purchased in the same two strengths as the brand medication (7.5 and 15 mg), both available at My Drug Center with a valid prescription.


How much does Mobic cost?

For most in the United States, Mobic is a costly medication. Mainly because Mobic is not typically covered by medicare plans which leaves the entire cost up to the patient. For perspective; in the United States, the cost for 30 generic meloxicam tablets (15mg) can sometimes be close to double as much  than the cost for the same amount at My Drug Center, which is $23.00.


How long after taking Mobic can I take ibuprofen?

You should only take ibuprofen and Mobic (meloxicam) in the same day if it has been specifically directed by your doctor; both drugs belong to the same drug class and therefore will not add any additional benefits and may increase the risk of side effects. Unless your doctor has given you other directions; you should wait until the effects of the first medication wear off before taking the second medication. Ibuprofen will take about 6 hours to wear off and meloxicam (Mobic) will take about 12-14 hours. Always speak with your doctor before taking medications if you are unsure how long to wait in between.


How long does meloxicam stay in your system?

Meloxicam has a 20-hour half-life. Based on that, it will take a little over 100 hours to clear out of your system after your last dose; that’s a little over 4 days.


What are the side effects of meloxicam?

Side effects of meloxicam, or Mobic, may include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, heartburn, diarrhea, dizziness, or cold/flu symptoms (runny or stuffy nose, cough, sore throat). This is not a complete list of side effects.


How long to wait to drink alcohol after taking meloxicam?

It is recommended to completely avoid alcohol during the time of treatment with meloxicam. There is a moderate drug interaction between ethanol (alcohol) and meloxicam (Mobic); mixing the two can increase your risk of internal stomach bleeding. If you do drink while using meloxicam, you should speak with your doctor about how to use both with minimal risk. Contact your doctor right away if you have symptoms of black, bloody, or tarry stools or coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds.


What does meloxicam look like?

Meloxicam, when in the form of Mobic, comes as a small uncoated tablet engraved with “S 160” on one side. Strengths can be determined by the color of the tablet; a yellow tablet indicates 7.5mg of meloxicam; a light yellow tablet indicates 15mg of meloxicam. If you buy a generic form of meloxicam, the appearance may vary.


Which works better Mobic or Aleve?

Both are very effective medications and because we all respond to medication differently, what may be better for you may not be for another person; therefore, one is not generally better than the other, but certain factors may indicate which one may be better for you specifically. Aleve is a medication available over-the-counter, which may be better suited for those with less chronic or frequent pain or with little time to see a doctor; Aleve is also generally cheaper than Mobic, which may be better for those on a lower budget. Aleve has a disease interaction with sodium, where Mobic does not; Mobic may be better for those with sodium-restricting conditions, such as congestive heart failure or hypertension. Mobic, overall, has fewer minor to moderate drug interactions than Aleve; this may be better for those who take multiple medications.


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