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 494 232
Inflammation 487 214
Fibromyalgia 329 141
Arthritis pain 56 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 44
Moderate 59
Mild 89
None 358

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Meloxicam

Side effect Patients
Stomach pain 15
Acid reflux 14
Nausea 14
Upset stomach 13
Diarrhea 6
Dry mouth 5

Show all 98 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Meloxicam

Dosage Patients
15 mg daily 139
7.5 mg daily 21
7.5 mg twice daily 13
15mg as needed 8
10 mg daily 6
15 mg twice daily 3
7.5mg as needed 3
30 mg daily 2
15 mg weekly 1
5 mg daily 1

See all 21 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Meloxicam

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 149
Doctor's advice 105
Side effects too severe 77
Other 59
Course of treatment ended 38
Personal research 11
Change in health plan coverage 10
Expense 9
See all 368 patients who've stopped taking Meloxicam

Duration

Currently taking Meloxicam

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 20
6 months - 1 year 23
1 - 2 years 34
2 - 5 years 61
5 - 10 years 51
10 years or more 17

Stopped taking Meloxicam

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 72
1 - 6 months 121
6 months - 1 year 55
1 - 2 years 51
2 - 5 years 50
5 - 10 years 16
10 years or more 7
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 416
Usually 67
Sometimes 45
Never taken as prescribed 22
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 13
Somewhat hard to take 18
A little hard to take 66
Not at all hard to take 453
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 17
< $25 313
Not specified 220

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
Duloxetine (Cymbalta) 4

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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