Meloxicam - what is the half-life effect of Mobic AND can Mobic be taken just once or twice per?
Added 9 May 2013:
I have tried Meloxicam and it is wonderful but the side effects of eructations and flatus are quite severe. I already take Prilosec for erosive gastritis. If the halft-life of the drug is several days just from one tablet, could I get continued successful relief from only taking it once or twice per week.
9 May 2013
Meloxicam's half life is 15 to 20 hours. You could probably take it as needed but it wont work as well. You need to build a constant blood level to get good consistent relief and this can take several days of therapy. If it is causing side effects, talk to your Dr about other options.
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