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Drug Database - Mobic Mobic 15 mg. tablet

Generic Name: meloxicam (mel-OKS-i-kam)

Brand Names: Mobic®

Classification: Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)

Issue Date: 1997

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 for Fibromyalgia.

  • Before Using This Medicine
  • Precautions
  • How To Use This Medication
  • Safety Information
  • Side Effects
  • Drug Interactions
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    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, such as:

    • chest pain
    • weakness
    • 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). These conditions 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

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    Precautions

    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
    • asthma
    • 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.

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    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 taking.

    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.

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    Safety Information

    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.

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    Side Effects

    Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction:

    • Hives
    • 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 effects:

    • 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 http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

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    Drug Interactions

    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.

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