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 475 226
Inflammation 463 204
Fibromyalgia 313 132
Arthritis pain 54 29
Rheumatoid arthritis 43 22

Show all 131 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 46
Moderate 56
Mild 85
None 344

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Meloxicam

Side effect Patients
Stomach pain 15
Acid reflux 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 86
7.5 mg daily 26
7.5 mg twice daily 14
15mg as needed 10
10 mg daily 6
7.5mg as needed 4
15 mg twice daily 3
5 mg daily 2
5mg as needed 2
2 x 7.5 mg/5 mL daily 1

See all 12 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Meloxicam

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 140
Doctor's advice 92
Side effects too severe 73
Other 56
Course of treatment ended 39
Personal research 11
Change in health plan coverage 9
Expense 8
See all 345 patients who've stopped taking Meloxicam

Duration

Currently taking Meloxicam

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 8
6 months - 1 year 19
1 - 2 years 32
2 - 5 years 52
5 - 10 years 34
10 years or more 12

Stopped taking Meloxicam

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 62
1 - 6 months 117
6 months - 1 year 57
1 - 2 years 47
2 - 5 years 45
5 - 10 years 14
10 years or more 6
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 402
Usually 67
Sometimes 43
Never taken as prescribed 19
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 13
Somewhat hard to take 19
A little hard to take 65
Not at all hard to take 434
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 17
< $25 303
Not specified 211

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 (Ibu) 7
Tramadol (Ultram) 4

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

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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

  • 1 helpful mark
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