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 507 242
Inflammation 498 223
Fibromyalgia 330 140
Arthritis pain 58 28
Rheumatoid arthritis 45 21

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 48
Moderate 59
Mild 93
None 367

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Meloxicam

Side effect Patients
Stomach pain 16
Acid reflux 14
Nausea 14
Bruising 5
Diarrhea 5
Dry mouth 5

Show all 73 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Meloxicam

Dosage Patients
15 mg daily 103
7.5 mg daily 23
7.5 mg twice daily 10
15mg as needed 9
10 mg daily 4
7.5mg as needed 4
15 mg twice daily 3
5 mg daily 2
15 mg one time 1
7.5 mg/5 mL twice daily 1

See all 16 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Meloxicam

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 156
Doctor's advice 111
Side effects too severe 82
Other 60
Course of treatment ended 40
Change in health plan coverage 11
Personal research 11
Expense 9
See all 388 patients who've stopped taking Meloxicam

Duration

Currently taking Meloxicam

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 7
6 months - 1 year 14
1 - 2 years 23
2 - 5 years 58
5 - 10 years 50
10 years or more 14

Stopped taking Meloxicam

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 76
1 - 6 months 129
6 months - 1 year 60
1 - 2 years 51
2 - 5 years 51
5 - 10 years 17
10 years or more 8
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 424
Usually 71
Sometimes 45
Never taken as prescribed 27
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 467
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 18
< $25 321
Not specified 228

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Meloxicam after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Naproxen Prescription (Naprosyn) 18
Celecoxib (Celebrex) 14
Ibuprofen Prescription (Motrin Prescription) 10
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 9
Ibuprofen (Advil) 6

Show all 27 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Meloxicam and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Celecoxib (Celebrex) 16
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 11
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

  • 0 helpful marks
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