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 487 229
Inflammation 471 207
Fibromyalgia 324 137
Arthritis pain 53 28
Rheumatoid arthritis 43 22

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 46
Moderate 58
Mild 88
None 347

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Meloxicam

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

Show all 97 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Meloxicam

Dosage Patients
15 mg daily 104
7.5 mg daily 23
15mg as needed 11
7.5 mg twice daily 10
10 mg daily 7
15 mg twice daily 4
7.5mg as needed 3
5 mg daily 2
7.5 mg/5 mL daily 2
15 mg weekly 1

See all 16 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Meloxicam

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 145
Doctor's advice 96
Side effects too severe 74
Other 56
Course of treatment ended 38
Personal research 11
Change in health plan coverage 9
Expense 8
See all 354 patients who've stopped taking Meloxicam

Duration

Currently taking Meloxicam

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 15
6 months - 1 year 13
1 - 2 years 29
2 - 5 years 57
5 - 10 years 44
10 years or more 14

Stopped taking Meloxicam

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 64
1 - 6 months 120
6 months - 1 year 57
1 - 2 years 49
2 - 5 years 47
5 - 10 years 14
10 years or more 6
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 408
Usually 68
Sometimes 43
Never taken as prescribed 20
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 13
Somewhat hard to take 19
A little hard to take 67
Not at all hard to take 440
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 17
< $25 307
Not specified 215

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Meloxicam after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Naproxen Prescription (Naprosyn) 15
Celecoxib (Celebrex) 13
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 8
Ibuprofen Prescription (Motrin Prescription) 8
Nabumetone (Relafen) 4

Show all 22 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Meloxicam and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Celecoxib (Celebrex) 13
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 8
Naproxen Prescription (Naprosyn) 5
Tramadol (Ultram) 5
Nabumetone (Relafen) 3

Show all 25 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: 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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