Drug Database - Mobic
Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
Mobic is in a group of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
Mobic works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Mobic
is used to treat pain or inflammation caused by arthritis. Mobic has also been used
Before Using This Medicine
This medicine can increase your risk of life-threatening heart or circulation
problems, including heart attack or stroke.
Do not use this medicine just before or after having heart bypass surgery
(also called coronary artery bypass graft, or CABG).
Seek emergency medical help if you have symptoms of heart or circulation problems,
- chest pain
- shortness of breath
- slurred speech
- problems with vision or balance
This medicine can also increase your risk of serious effects on the stomach or
intestines, including bleeding or perforation (forming of a hole).
can be fatal and gastrointestinal effects can occur without warning at any time while
you are taking Mobic. Older adults may have an even greater risk of these
serious gastrointestinal side effects.
Call your doctor AT ONCE if you have symptoms of bleeding in your stomach or
intestines. This includes:
- black, bloody, or tarry stools
- coughing up blood
- vomit that looks like coffee grounds
Taking an NSAID can increase your risk of life-threatening heart or circulation
problems, including heart attack or stroke. This risk will increase the longer you
use an NSAID.
Do not use this medicine just before or after having heart bypass
surgery (also called coronary artery bypass graft, or CABG).
NSAIDs can also increase your risk of serious effects on the stomach or intestines,
including bleeding or perforation (forming of a hole).
These conditions can be
fatal and gastrointestinal effects can occur without warning at any time while you
are taking an NSAID. Older adults may have an even greater risk of these
serious gastrointestinal side effects.
Do not use this medication if you are allergic to Mobic, or to aspirin or other NSAIDs.
Before taking mobic, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have:
- a history of heart attack, stroke, or blood clot
- heart disease, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure
- a history of stomach ulcers or bleeding, bowel problems, diverticulosis
- liver or kidney disease
- polyps in your nose
- if you smoke
If you have any of these conditions, you may not be able to use mobic, or you may
need a dosage adjustment or special tests during treatment.
FDA pregnancy category C.
This medication may be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell
your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. Taking
Mobic during the last 3 months of pregnancy may result in birth defects. Do not take
Mobic during pregnancy unless your doctor has told you to. Mobic can pass into breast
milk and may harm a nursing baby.
Do not use this medication without telling your
doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. Do not give this medicine to a child younger
than 2 years old without the advice of a doctor.
How To Use This Medication
Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication
in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the
directions on your prescription label. The maximum amount of Mobic for adults is
15 milligrams (mg) per day. Know the amount of Mobic in the specific product you are
If you take Mobic for a long period of time, your doctor may want to check you on
a regular basis to make sure this medication is not causing harmful effects. Do not
miss any scheduled visits to your doctor.
This medication can cause you to have unusual results with certain medical tests.
Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using Mobic.
Do not use any other over-the-counter cold, allergy, or pain medication without first
asking your doctor or pharmacist. Many medicines available over the counter contain
medicines similar to mobic (such as aspirin, ibuprofen, ketoprofen, or naproxen). If you
take certain products together you may accidentally take too much of this type of
medication. Read the label of any other medicine you are using to see if it contains
aspirin, ibuprofen, ketoprofen, or naproxen. Do not drink alcohol
while taking mobic. Alcohol can increase the risk of stomach bleeding.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction:
- Difficulty breathing
- Swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat
Stop taking mobic and seek medical attention or call your doctor AT ONCE
if you have any of these serious side effects:
- chest pain, weakness, shortness of breath
- slurred speech, problems with vision or balance
- black, bloody, or tarry stools
- coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds
- urinating less than usual or not at all
- nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite
- dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)
- fever, sore throat, and headache with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash
- bruising, severe tingling, numbness, pain, muscle weakness
Keep taking mobic and talk to your doctor if you have any of these less serious side
- upset stomach, mild heartburn or stomach pain, diarrhea, constipation
- bloating, gas
- dizziness, headache, nervousness
- skin itching or rash
- dry mouth
- increased sweating, runny nose
- blurred vision
- ringing in your ears
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions
or need medical advice about side effects, contact your doctor or health care provider.
You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088) or at
Before taking mobic, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following drugs:
- cyclosporine (Gengraf®, Neoral®, Sandimmune®)
- lithium (Eskalith®, Lithobid®)
- diuretics (water pills) such as furosemide (Lasix®)
- glyburide (DiaBeta®, Micronase®)
- methotrexate (Rheumatrex®, Trexall®)
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin®)
- steroids (prednisone and others)
- an ACE inhibitor such as benazepril (Lotensin)
- captopril (Capoten®)
- fosinopril (Monopril®)
- enalapril (Vasotec®)
- lisinopril (Prinivil®, Zestril®)
- moexipril (Univasc®)
- perindopril (Aceon®)
- quinapril (Accupril®)
- ramipril (Altace®)
- trandolapril (Mavik®)
- aspirin or other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as:
- diclofenac (Voltaren®)
- etodolac (Lodine®)
- fenoprofen (Nalfon®)
- flurbiprofen (Ansaid®)
- ibuprofen (Advil®, Motrin®)
- indomethacin (Indocin®)
- ketoprofen (Orudis®)
- ketorolac (Toradol®)
- mefenamic acid (Ponstel®)
- nabumetone (Relafen®)
- naproxen (Aleve®, Naprosyn®)
- piroxicam (Feldene®), and others
If you are using any of these drugs, you may not be able to use Mobic or you
may need dosage adjustments or special tests during treatment.
There may be other drugs not listed that can affect Mobic. Tell your doctor
about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes
vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not
start using a new medication without telling your doctor.