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User Reviews for Meloxicam

Also known as: Mobic, Vivlodex

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Meloxicam Rating Summary

6.9/10 Average Rating

85 Ratings with 79 User Reviews

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Reviews for Meloxicam to treat Inflammatory Conditions

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"I have psoriatic arthritis and started taking 7.5 mg 1x/day for a week. It didn't help a lot. So I went up to 2x/day for a total of 15 mg daily. Within the first 24 hours of being on 15 mg/day, the inflammation and pain in my joints (hands, wrist, neck, shoulders, etc.) was significantly reduced. It's still there, but it's no longer constant. And, I'm able to do fine motor tasks that were causing a great deal of pain before--driving, writing a lot, typing, etc. I have been taking it continuously for several weeks and will continue to do so for now."

   
9.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) February 2, 2016

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"I was prescribed this for severe back pain and it hasn't helped at all ...."

   
2.0

Lisa V. January 13, 2016

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"I used this medication on Saturday with no results in place of my Ibu 600 3x a day. Sunday I used this in combination with flexoral & tramadol with no Results. By Monday morning I was dragging my leg due to all the pain, so I went back to my ibu which brings my pain feom a 10 to an 8. I didn't find any relief from this medication, but that doesn't mean it won't work for others."

   
1.0

Virtuality (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 13, 2016

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"My husband had been taking this for inflammation for a few months. Meloxicam caused a large bleeding ulcer in his intestine that developed over the few months that he had been taking it. He ended up in the emergency room after he collapsed and lost a lot of blood from internal bleeding. It also gave him a lot of gas and stomach upset. I would not recommend for anyone to take it. It did not do much to relieve his inflammation pain in his shoulder. Please read all side effects that this medication might cause before you start taking it."

   
1.0

Marie M. (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 5, 2016

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"Was given this by my Rhumey doc. I have lupus and was having awful time find something to help with pain. This was the one that helped me finally get some relief and let be apart of life again. I do bloodwork to watch liver and kidneys for this med and another one I am on and in Oct 2015 my liver enzymes spiked and Doc took me off the meloxicam. He re did blood work a week later and levels were normal again. Unfortunately, she is reluctant to put me back. Hopefully can find something to help me fill the void I have without it"

   
8.0

Mahood21 (taken for 1 to 2 years) December 30, 2015

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"I have had a good experience with Mobic medication I was concerned it might have side effects as I have been on it for eight months"

   
9.0

Gladys Mitchell (taken for 1 to 2 years) December 11, 2015

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"Mobic Sciatica = Zero Relief"

   
1.0

A Friend Indeed (taken for less than 1 month) November 12, 2015

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"This drug did nothing to stop the pain in my back or peripheral joints from ankylosing spondylitis. I had bad headaches with confusion when taking this which is why I stopped taking it and now take Naprosyn and it works way better"

   
1.0

Jared123456 (taken for less than 1 month) November 5, 2015

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"I have a herniated disk in my back, and experience back pain and knee pain. I had gotten to the point where I could not get out of a chair and weight bear on my right leg. After MRI's of my back, knee, and hips my orthopedist referred me to a neurologist, because he could not figure out what was causing the pain. I was also experiencing numbness and tingling in my feet. My neurologist started me on 7.5 mgs of Mobic. I am now able to get up from a chair and bear weight on my right leg. I have GERD's so I take Prilosec every day. I have not had any side effects. I will say that my pain is not completely gone, but greatly improved! My neurologist also referred me to physical therapy, and will also be doing a nerve conduction test."

   
9.0

5XRUS October 17, 2015

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"Injury in my letf glut = sciatica. Pain strikes without warning & literally makes me gasp & grab onto something. Then it's a constant throbbing / sharp pain shooting from butt to little toe. GOOD: 15mg at bedtime; 3 days = NO pain. No pain getting out of bed, no cringing at a flight of stairs, no having to sit in Epsom salt baths until I'm a prune - NO pain. BAD: I had never been constipated. Never. Until Mobic. I needed softeners, fibre & finally laxative = limited success. UGLY: real 10lb weight gain. Miserable/ want to faint 1000 calories a day for 3 weeks = 1 lb loss. 2 weeks off Mobic = all weight off but pain is back. 600mg ibuprofen = useless. So my choice is fat or in pain. Harder decision than you think. Maybe Tramadol?"

   
5.0

Bottumline October 17, 2015

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"After taking this drug for 10 days, I experience excruciating pain from my pelvis down, suffered too much pain walking"

YokoMM September 8, 2015

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"Just started taking it this morning and still in excruciating pain. Guess I will have to take it for a few days to see if it works."

   
2.0

Marymiles September 5, 2015

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"My significant other died within 5 days of starting this medication. Please double check with your prescriber before starting this medication, as this was the only different one he began to use. We believe he died from a massive stroke."

   
1.0

Pooch76 (taken for less than 1 month) August 26, 2015

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"Took Voix years ago and began to have heart fluttering spells.Later it was taken off the market by the FDA.Now I have taken meloxicanan for a few years and started having the same fluttering in my heart.So I stopped taking it for about a year now and the fluttering stopped.Now I don't take any anti inflammatory drugs. I Don't trust generics at all and people should get educated on what drug companies are getting away with."

   
1.0

Gregthescottish August 18, 2015

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"I was prescribed this by my doctor for my swollen knee after receiving my first cortisone injection. I started noticing I was always dehydrated. I was ok with that cause it relieved the swelling in my knee, but then the headaches started. It was dull at first, but always in the bottom right side of my head. They progressively got worse. Within a week of my first dose, I had to stop taking it. It took 3 days before the headaches stopped. Never will I take that again."

   
2.0

Dissatisfied Customer (taken for less than 1 month) August 17, 2015

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"Mildly effective for phlebitis and sinusitis"

   
5.0

Nancy Brace (taken for 1 to 2 years) August 16, 2015

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"It's 10 weeks after breaking my hip after falling off my bike. (62 yr old female) I greatly prefer Meloxicam (15 mg taken before exercise) to pain meds. No side effects in my case. It's aided in my rehab (stationary bicycle, resistance training, stretching and landscape work) because pain is not inhibiting my efforts to strengthen muscles. Can walk with more normal gait. Seeing daily progress. Note: the low cost for my medications is because I'm living in Europe, where one just pays for the actual cost of goods."

   
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Landscape Artist (taken for less than 1 month) August 4, 2015

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"Bent over and lower back went out. Left shoulder was already hurting for months. No diagnosis but doctor started me on Mobic and PT. Back pain is gone after one month but both shoulders are so painful I can't sleep at all. Having a lot of wheezing and just started running fever for no reason. I am thinking I may have to quit taking it."

   
4.0

Tn bubba (taken for less than 1 month) August 2, 2015

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"I have a low tolerance to medication and most pain relief but have Been taking meloxicam for over three years with lansoprazole to protect stomach and I have had no problems at all no side affects and I have found its the best pain relief available for a number of spinal injuries/kneck injury"

   
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Howard1972 July 13, 2015

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"I was amazed how fast this worked. I was having sciatic back pain and nothing was helping. It took away almost all my pain. Meds usually upset my stomach but this did not as long as I ate a small snack with it."

   
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PLB (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 23, 2015

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"Just wanted to say this medication helped my lower back pain immensely. My lower back had been sending nerve pain down both my legs - the pain has been horrible. Meloxicam totally works. But....I'm not giving it higher score because it made me cos of side effects after taking it 3 days straight (7.5 mg/once day). I seriously thought I had the flu at first and was going to throw up. Then felt a twisting knife-like pain in my stomach. Eventually , I drank some Kefir and ate a cracker and felt 80% better. But it really did a number of my stomach. I will only take it now when desperate for pain relief. Also, it caused me severe stomach bloating."

   
6.0

KatelynsBack June 1, 2015

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"I've had neck pain, stiffness and tightness for over almost 3 years. After visiting primary care physicians, orthopedics, orthopedic surgeons, pain clinics, neurologists and neuro-surgeons and have been on all kinds of medications and have had an MRI, Neck X-Rays, etc. and I finally decided to visit a Spine Specialist and WOW, I should have visited her first. She put me on Meloxicam which I have been for two weeks and can feel a major difference. I have not had to take pain pills, nsaids, heat/cold therapy, tens machine, etc. because this medication is working like a miracle, I am thrilled with the way I feel. For the first time in almost 3 years I can move my neck around without cringing with pain, tightness and stiffness. KUDOS!"

   
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Necky May 4, 2015

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"I have been on a monthly shot of Meloxicam for 3 years, and it is the only medication that almost erases my pain due to swollen joints caused by Lyme disease."

   
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Ninki (taken for 2 to 5 years) April 15, 2015

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"I have compressed vertebrae in my lower back, so I get serious pain there on occasion (thankfully rare occasions). My Orthopedic doctor prescribed the 15mg dosage (30 pills). When I saw that this was an NSAID, I thought of Naproxin, Ibuprofen etc. (drug store stuff which doesn't even cure a headache for me). But this stuff is way different. After the first pill, I noticed a marked pain reduction which would never happen even if I took ten Naproxens or Ibuprofen tablets, and no side effects either. This is good stuff!"

   
8.0

Dragon52 (taken for less than 1 month) April 7, 2015

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Mobic (meloxicam): "I started taking Mobic for my plantar fasciitis a week ago. I have had the medicine for 6 months for my back, shoulder and neck pain but it did not help me. When my foot started crippling me, I took it with Skelaxin and was amazed at how quickly the pain, all my pain, disappeared. I suffer from fybromyalgia as well. Today, my body was fine but my heel was killing me. I took the mobic and I was relieved of pain within 20 to 30 mins. Mobic allowed me to walk again. Mobic with Skelaxin gave me my life back. I'm 48 do I expect pain and problems but when you hurt from your rooter to your tooter all seems hopeless. This medicine helped me tremendously. I'm more excited that I dont have to take narcotics daily."

   
9.0

penny6631 February 5, 2015

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