What is Melox?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Meloxicam

Melcox is an international brand of meolxicam, 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
fibromyalgia 5 1
Inflammation 5 2
Pain 5 2
Facial pain 1 2
Head pain 1 2
Jaw pain 1 2

Show all 9 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
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Melox

Side effect Patients
Burning in stomach 1
Stomach pain 1
Unresponsiveness 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Melox

Dosage Patients
15 mg daily 6
7.5 mg twice daily 3
7.5 mg daily 2
20 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Melox

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 2
Other 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped taking Melox

Duration

Currently taking Melox

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 4
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Melox

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 1
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 6
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 4

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Melox after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Norco) 1
Naproxen Prescription (Naprosyn) 1
Tramadol (Ultram) 1

Patients stopped taking Melox and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Norco) 1
Ibuprofen Prescription (Motrin Prescription) 1
Tramadol (Ultram) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Melox.