What is Meloxicam?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Mobic Melox Apo-Meloxicam Show all

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Meloxicam is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to relieve the symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Inflammation 514 230
Pain 513 244
Fibromyalgia 328 139
Arthritis pain 58 27
Rheumatoid arthritis 46 21

Show all 128 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 49
Moderate 56
Mild 93
None 374

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Meloxicam

Side effect Patients Percentage
Stomach pain 17
Acid reflux 14
Nausea 14
Bruising 5
Diarrhea 5
Dry mouth 5

Show all 71 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Meloxicam

Dosage Patients Percentage
15 mg daily 69
7.5 mg daily 18
15mg as needed 6
10 mg daily 4
7.5 mg twice daily 3
7.5mg as needed 3
5 mg daily 2
1 tablet(s) daily 1
15 mg every other day 1
7.5 mg/5 mL daily 1

See all 16 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Meloxicam

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 158
Doctor's advice 113
Side effects too severe 85
Other 62
Course of treatment ended 41
Change in health plan coverage 11
Personal research 11
Expense 9
See all 396 patients who've stopped taking Meloxicam

Duration

Currently taking Meloxicam

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 19
2 - 5 years 40
5 - 10 years 37
10 years or more 10

Stopped taking Meloxicam

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 75
1 - 6 months 132
6 months - 1 year 61
1 - 2 years 53
2 - 5 years 54
5 - 10 years 19
10 years or more 8
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 430
Usually 71
Sometimes 44
Never taken as prescribed 27
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 14
Somewhat hard to take 18
A little hard to take 68
Not at all hard to take 472
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 17
< $25 323
Not specified 232

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Meloxicam after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Naproxen (Naproxen Prescription) 22
Celecoxib (Celebrex) 15
Ibuprofen (Ibuprofen Prescription) 14
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 8
Duloxetine (Cymbalta) 4

Show all 24 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Meloxicam and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Celecoxib (Celebrex) 15
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 11
Naproxen (Naproxen Prescription) 6
Tramadol (Ultram) 6
Nabumetone (Relafen) 3

Show all 29 treatments patients report switching to

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47 patient evaluations for Meloxicam

Jul 2, 2018 (Started Jun 05, 2018)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for inflammation)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 7.5 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: I took Meloxicam Always as prescribed, but I could not tell if it was helping, I had a lot of pain with it, more than Ibuprofen.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 22, 2016 (Started Feb 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (stomach discomfort)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

May 30, 2015 (Started Feb 07, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for inflammation)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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