Always consult a medical doctor or patient care specialist before using meloxicam tablets.
Indications and Usage
Meloxicam is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body.
Meloxicam is indicated in the short term treatment of osteoarthritis and long-term treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and alkolysing spondylitis among adults and children who are at least 2 years old.
This drug is contraindicated in patients who are allergic to meloxicam.
Do NOT use meloxicam tablet if you:
- Have a history of any heart related diseases;
- Have a history of stomach ulcers or bleeding;
- Have fluid retention, kidney disease;
- Have diabetes mellitus or renal impairment.
The active ingredient can pass into breast milk that the baby may be negatively affected. Consult your doctor or health care professional before taking meloxicam.
Driving or operating machinery should be avoided, as it may cause dizziness, blurred vision and drowsiness in some people.
Administration and Dosage
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed what they advise. Usual dose for adults is: 7.5mg; daily once, orally for the relief of the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis. Some patient might get relief and benefit by increasing the dosage “two folds” up to 15mg once daily through oral administration.
Drugs that may interact with meloxicam are: aliskiren, ACE inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor blockers, cidofovir, lithium, methotrexate and diuretics.
If someone overdoses might have symptoms of slow breathing, extreme drowsiness, severe stomach pain, vomit that looks like coffee grounds breathlessness or passing out. This has to be reported to the medical health professional and seek a medical help urgently.
Some of the reported adverse reactions are increased risk of serious gastrointestinal bleeding, ulceration, and perforation of the stomach or intestines, which can be fatal.