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
Pain 497 238
Inflammation 490 220
Fibromyalgia 330 140
Arthritis pain 57 28
Rheumatoid arthritis 43 21

Show all 127 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 92
None 363

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Meloxicam

Side effect Patients
Stomach pain 15
Acid reflux 14
Nausea 14
Bruising 5
Diarrhea 5
Dry mouth 5

Show all 74 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Meloxicam

Dosage Patients
15 mg daily 118
7.5 mg daily 24
7.5 mg twice daily 13
15mg as needed 8
10 mg daily 4
15 mg twice daily 3
7.5mg as needed 3
15 mg weekly 1
5 mg daily 1
7.5 mg/5 mL daily 1

See all 16 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Meloxicam

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 154
Doctor's advice 109
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 380 patients who've stopped taking Meloxicam

Duration

Currently taking Meloxicam

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 10
6 months - 1 year 19
1 - 2 years 23
2 - 5 years 61
5 - 10 years 55
10 years or more 16

Stopped taking Meloxicam

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 75
1 - 6 months 127
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 422
Usually 69
Sometimes 45
Never taken as prescribed 25
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 14
Somewhat hard to take 18
A little hard to take 68
Not at all hard to take 461
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 18
< $25 320
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) 16
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 9
Naproxen Prescription (Naprosyn) 6
Tramadol (Ultram) 6
Nabumetone (Relafen) 3

Show all 28 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 pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for inflammation)
  • 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 pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for inflammation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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