Mobic is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to relieve some symptoms of arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, like inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and joint pain.
Be sure to tell your doctor of any allergies you have whether it is to medication or food, preservatives, or dyes. Tell your doctor immediately if you are, or become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. Also, tell your doctor of any other medications you are taking, including vitamins and supplements, and any medical conditions you may have.
It is very important that you take this medicine exactly as your doctor tells you to. If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember, unless it is almost time for your next dose. Do NOT double doses.
Tell your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur: arm, back, or jaw pain; bleeding gums; bloating; blood in urine; blurred vision; burning upper abdominal pain; canker sores; chest tightness or heaviness; chills; cloudy urine; cough; cramping; dark urine; decreased frequency/amount or urine; difficult or labored breathing; dilated neck veins; dizziness; dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly; extreme fatigue; general tiredness and weakness; headache; hives or welts; increased blood pressure; increased sensitivity of skin to sunlight; increased thirst; irregular breathing; itching, redness or other discoloration of skin; large, hive-like swelling on face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, sex organs; light-colored stools; loss of appetite; lower back/side pain; noisy breathing; pain or discomfort in arms, jaw, back, or neck; painful or difficult urination; pains in stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back; pinpoint red or purple spots on skin; pounding in the ears; redness, soreness or itching skin; seizures; severe and continuing nausea; severe sunburn; shakiness in legs, arms, hands, feet; skin blisters; sore throat; sores, ulcers, or white spots on lips or tongue or inside the mouth; sores, welting or blisters; stomach bloating, burning, cramping, tenderness, or pain; sweating; swelling or puffiness of face; swollen glands; trembling or shaking of hands or feet; trouble breathing; unusual bleeding or bruising; upper right abdominal pain; watery or bloody diarrhea; weight gain or loss; or yellow eyes or skin.
MOBIC (meloxicam), an oxicam derivative, is a member of the enolic acid group of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Each pastel yellow tablet contains 7.5 mg or 15 mg meloxicam for oral administration. Each bottle of oral suspension contains 7.5 mg meloxicam per 5 mL. Meloxicam is chemically designated as 4-hydroxy-2-methyl-N- (5-methyl-2-thiazolyl)-2H-1,2-benzothiazine-3-carboxamide- 1,1-dioxide. The molecular weight is 351.4. Its empirical formula is C14H13N3O4S2. Meloxicam is a pastel yellow solid, practically insoluble in water, with higher solubility observed in strong acids and bases. It is very slightly soluble in methanol. Meloxicam has an apparent partition coefficient (log P)app = 0.1 in n-octanol/buffer pH 7.4. Meloxicam has pKa values of 1.1 and 4.2. MOBIC is available as a tablet for oral administration containing 7.5 mg or 15 mg meloxicam, and as an oral suspension containing 7.5 mg meloxicam per 5 mL. The inactive ingredients in MOBIC tablets include colloidal silicon dioxide, crospovidone, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, povidone and sodium citrate dihydrate.
Mobic has the following structural formula: