What is Meloxicam?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Mobic Melox Apo-Meloxicam Show all

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See also: 15-Meloxi-Gaba-Cyclo-Lido Compound Cream Lidocaine-prilocaine-meloxicam-lamotrigine cream

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
Pain 498 236
Inflammation 490 219
Fibromyalgia 330 140
Arthritis pain 56 28
Rheumatoid arthritis 43 21

Show all 125 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 47
Moderate 59
Mild 91
None 362

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Meloxicam

Side effect Patients
Stomach pain 15
Acid reflux 14
Nausea 14
Upset stomach 13
Bruising 5
Diarrhea 5

Show all 99 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Meloxicam

Dosage Patients
15 mg daily 128
7.5 mg daily 27
7.5 mg twice daily 13
15mg as needed 7
10 mg daily 5
15 mg twice daily 4
7.5mg as needed 3
5 mg daily 1
7.5 mg/5 mL twice daily 1
7.5 mg three times daily 1

See all 15 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Meloxicam

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 151
Doctor's advice 107
Side effects too severe 79
Other 61
Course of treatment ended 39
Personal research 11
Change in health plan coverage 10
Expense 9
See all 376 patients who've stopped taking Meloxicam

Duration

Currently taking Meloxicam

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 14
6 months - 1 year 22
1 - 2 years 30
2 - 5 years 58
5 - 10 years 56
10 years or more 15

Stopped taking Meloxicam

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 73
1 - 6 months 125
6 months - 1 year 56
1 - 2 years 51
2 - 5 years 51
5 - 10 years 16
10 years or more 8
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 420
Usually 68
Sometimes 46
Never taken as prescribed 25
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 14
Somewhat hard to take 18
A little hard to take 67
Not at all hard to take 460
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 17
< $25 319
Not specified 223

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Meloxicam after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Naproxen Prescription (Naprosyn) 16
Celecoxib (Celebrex) 14
Ibuprofen Prescription (Motrin Prescription) 10
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 9
Ibuprofen (Advil) 5

Show all 25 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Meloxicam and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Celecoxib (Celebrex) 15
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 8
Naproxen Prescription (Naprosyn) 6
Tramadol (Ultram) 6
Nabumetone (Relafen) 3

Show all 28 treatments patients report switching to

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46 patient evaluations for Meloxicam

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

  • 0 helpful marks

May 15, 2015 (Started Nov 21, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for inflammation)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: If this doesn't work for you, try Celebrex. It's the only thing that's working for my arthritis and fibromyalgia pain and inflammation.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
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