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 475 223
Inflammation 461 201
fibromyalgia 313 131
Arthritis pain 54 29
rheumatoid arthritis 44 22
osteoarthritis 26 11

Show all 144 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 45
Moderate 55
Mild 85
None 339

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Meloxicam

Side effect Patients
Acid reflux 14
Stomach pain 14
Upset stomach 13
Nausea 12
Diarrhea 5
Dry mouth 5

Show all 94 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Meloxicam

Dosage Patients
15 mg daily 104
7.5 mg daily 32
7.5 mg twice daily 17
15mg as needed 12
10 mg daily 5
7.5mg as needed 4
15 mg twice daily 3
5 mg daily 2
7.5 mg/5 mL daily 2
5mg as needed 2

See all 19 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Meloxicam

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 139
Doctor's advice 91
Side effects too severe 72
Other 55
Course of treatment ended 39
Personal research 11
Change in health plan coverage 9
Expense 8
See all 342 patients who've stopped taking Meloxicam

Duration

Currently taking Meloxicam

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 12
6 months - 1 year 23
1 - 2 years 30
2 - 5 years 69
5 - 10 years 41
10 years or more 16

Stopped taking Meloxicam

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 62
1 - 6 months 116
6 months - 1 year 57
1 - 2 years 47
2 - 5 years 43
5 - 10 years 14
10 years or more 6
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 398
Usually 65
Sometimes 42
Never taken as prescribed 19
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 13
Somewhat hard to take 19
A little hard to take 64
Not at all hard to take 428
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 17
< $25 298
Not specified 209

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Meloxicam after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Celecoxib (Celebrex) 13
Naproxen Prescription (Naprosyn) 13
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 8
Ibuprofen Prescription (Motrin Prescription) 7
Duloxetine (Cymbalta) 3

Show all 20 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Meloxicam and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Celecoxib (Celebrex) 13
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 6
Naproxen Prescription (Naprosyn) 4
Tramadol (Ultram) 4
Etodolac (Lodine) 2

Show all 23 treatments patients report switching to

Last updated:

47 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: 7.5 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

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