Mobic is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug that is used to treat arthritis. It helps to reduce pain, stiffness and swelling of the joints. Its main active pharmaceutical ingredient is Meloxicam. It shows its effect by inhibiting the effect of the enzyme prostaglandin that is responsible for the cause of inflammation mainly within the joints. It helps to reduce the level of prostaglandin and resulting in the reduced symptoms of inflammation. Mobic can also be used to treat the gout attack.
Uses of Mobic
Mobic is recommended for
Treatment of manifestation of rheumatoid arthritis.
Treatment of manifestation of osteoporosis.
Treatment of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in adults and children above the age of 2.
Make sure Mobic is safe for you
Prior having the Mobic treatment you must be aware of some points. These are
In case the patient is oversensitive to meloxicam don’t use this medicine as it can worsen the symptoms instead of improving.
In case the patient has the past history of asthma and Urticaria don’t use this medicine.
In case the patient is in the state of pre-operative phase of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery.
For longer use of this medicine or more than the prescription may be at the risk of heart attack or serious cardiac problem.
In case of the fertility problem avoid the use of Mobic as it can delay the ovulation.
Prior having this medicine consult your doctor in case of past history of heart problem, heart failure, hypertension, liver disease, kidney disorder, bleeding disorder, ulcers in the stomach, epilepsy, asthma.
In case of pregnancy don’t use this medicine in the first trimester as it can harm the unborn baby.
In case of breast feeding, consult your doctor before having this medicine as it can pass through the breast milk.
Don’t use this medicine in case of children under the age of 2 years.
In case of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis – The initial dose is 7.5mg that has to be taken once in a day and can be increased up to 15mg once in a day.
In case of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis – The initial dose is 0.125mg/kg and can be increased up to 7.5mg per day.
Taking the Mobic
Take the medicine as per the prescription only. Don’t increase of decrease your dose by yourself only; discuss it with your physician. This medicine is meant to be taken once in a day. You can have this medicine before having the food or after having the food that is your choice but take the medicine daily with the same manner. In case of children take the oral suspension with the help of measuring device. Shake the suspension properly before its use.
If you miss a dose
In case of missed dose take it as soon you recall, but if the time is just near the next dose then skip the missed dose and continue with the regular dosing schedule. Don’t double the dose to reimburse with the missed dose.
If you take too much
Don’t take more than that of the recommended dose as it can be dangerous for you. Overdosing may result into nausea, convulsions, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness, blood in the cough, and blood in the stool, high fever, less urination, fainting, problematic breathing or sometime lead to a coma.
After taking effects
Sometime this medicine can cause some common side effects to some of the patients. These side effects are infection in the respiratory tract, diarrhoea, influenza like symptoms, dyspepsia, dizziness, stomach disturbance, bleeding problem, sudden mood change, severe headache, sudden weight gain, tiredness, loss of appetite, dark urine, yellowing of the skin,. Allergic effects like selling, rashes, itching and redness of the skin.
Some drugs that can interact with the Mobic are antidepressants like paroxetine, diuretics like furosemide, blood thinner like warfarin, steroids like Prednisolone, ACE inhibitors like enalapril, other drugs like cyclosporine, lithium, glyburide, and methotrexate.
Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption while having the treatment of Mobic as it can increase the chances of stomach bleeding.
Avoid driving and other work that entails attentiveness as this medicine can cause dizziness.