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Also known as: Mobic

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Meloxicam Review Summary

7.9/10 Average Rating

85 Ratings with 74 User Reviews

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"I have been taking meloxicam since I had total knee replacement 6 yrs ago - works great for stiffness and pain. Originally doctor wanted me to take it for 6 months or so after surgery but it helped so much with arthritis in hands, feet, shoulders etc. he advised to keep taking it. Usually I have pretty sensitive stomach but no bothers with meloxicam."

   
9.0

Anonymous (taken for 5 to 10 years) October 19, 2012

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Mobic (meloxicam): "I have arthritis in feet, right knee, both hands, and right elbow. When both Vioxx and Bextra were taken off the market I had to turn to Vicodin to relieve pain, but was so afraid of addiction I did not take it very often. Then doctor tried me on Meloxicam. It's much easier to function, does a great job on the swelling, and an adequate job on the pain for the most part. No side effects, and still not as good as Vioxx, but it's better than over the counter, and better than an opiate."

   
8.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 21, 2012

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Mobic (meloxicam): "Mobic was prescribed to me by my podiatrist after finding that I have Posterior Tibial Tendonitis, Osteoarthritis in my big toe joint, and a heel spur all on my left foot. I find that 7.5 mg Mobic has really helped with the Osteoarthritis and other aches and pains that I have developed in the past few years. I find it best to take before bed, as I have a 4 month old daughter to take care of. Throughout the day I am taking Tramadol, wrapping, and icing my foot for pain relief. I find that the combination works really well. In the middle of the night I am ready and able to take care of my baby girl."

   
8.0

Anonymous April 5, 2012

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Mobic (meloxicam): "I was also taking Vioxx, then was switched to Celebrex, which did not work for me. One Mobic provides me the relief I need on most days. Biggest side effect is constipation, but flaxseed oil plus stool softeners help with this. I have been taking Mobic for 8 years."

   
8.0

Anonymous March 9, 2012

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"I have had severe osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia pain for the past 5 years. I have been receiving steroid and Synvisc shots for several years. I had been taking up to 1600 mg of ibuprofen a day, even Vicoden did not help my pain. My new Doctor gave me a trial sample of meloxicam 7.5 mg. After taking 1 dose my pain and mobility improved dramatically. I have not been able to walk up the stairs without using both handrails in years. I cannot believe the results. It does bother my stomach a bit, but I take Protonix and take meloxicam only after eating. This medication has changed my life!"

   
9.0

Anonymous February 18, 2012

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"Can now live a normal life since I began taking it. I have Ostearthritis in my hands, feet, knees and back. The meloxicam has made it possible for me to move without pain and stiffness. Before taking it, I had such problems in moving at all. I am 46 and moved about as if I was 200 yrs old. Now, I move about like I did when I was 35. I am very glad my doctor prescribed it for myself."

   
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reliefnow January 29, 2012

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"I used to work at a job where it was required to lift heavy objects at a quick pace for many hours non-stop in warm and cold climate. After several years of doing this, I began to have severe stiffness and pain, slowness in walking, moving, bending and lifting. Even getting up from a seated position was a feat in itself! I began to think my life was over to ever move normally again! I went to my doctor and he diagnosed me with Osteoarthritis. I was given several brand name medications as treatment - to no avail. Finally, I was prescribed Meloxicam 15 mg and it gave me my life back! I can walk, bend, lift, move without agony and stiffness! I have been on it for 1 year and have no problems at all. I take 1 pill every day."

   
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Hannah22 January 28, 2012

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"I have been suffering with osteoarthritis in both knees and hips, sleepless nights and anxiety when I have to move (especially after sitting a length of time). Meloxicam improved my pain and mobility in just a couple of days. I take 15mg every day and I am extremely thankful for this medicine!"

   
9.0

Anonymous January 20, 2012

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"I started taking this pill after 3 1/2 of total misery being in horrific pain. I saw a new doctor and he told me to try it. I had no confidence in that pill at all. 2 day's later I had absolutely no pain. What a feeling to not feel pain anymore! Worked for me I'm happy to say."

brickmann2002 December 15, 2011

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"I was prescribed meloxicam for pain in hands, feet, back, and shoulders. It worked well, the pain wasn't completely gone, but I feel 70% better. I was really excited until I realized I have had a sore throat and dry mouth for over a week. I will see my doctor, because I'm afraid that my constipation along with these symptoms may make this not the medicine for me. If that's the case, I will really be sorry. I've enjoyed such a substantial reduction in my arthritis pain."

   
8.0

whohasarthritis? November 30, 2011

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Mobic (meloxicam): "Pain in neck, shoulders, hips, hands and knees gone within a day! I can ride in a car and I'm sleeping without waking every hour. It's been a miracle for me. No side effects. I'm terrified I may have to give this up due to stomach issues. I can't go back to the pain. I feel fabulous after years of misery."

   
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Anonymous November 2, 2011

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Mobic (meloxicam): "I have had knee pain for many years and after 2 operations it got worse. Sleeping was a problem with severe sharp pain. A new doctor recommended to me, found I had severe arthritis after an MRI and put me on Mobic and wow! Why had no doctor ever prescribed this before? Pain relief within the week was amazing and my sore back improved also. I have a new life and no side effects to date and I have been taking it for 10 months. I'm 50 and feeling 40 again instead of 70."

   
9.0

greatrelief September 9, 2011

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"It has worked wonders for me! Thank God that the 4 year hip pain has decreased. Been on Mobic 15mg for two weeks now and able to walk and dance a lot faster.Time to lose some weight! And no side effects."

   
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Miss New York August 16, 2011

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"Am one hour into my first 15mg dose. Have been shuffling, having stiffness in my knee and pain for about 6 weeks now. I may be overly hopeful but I swear I am moving better than I have in weeks. Fingers crossed."

   
8.0

Anonymous May 25, 2011

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Mobic (meloxicam): "Several years ago, I was put on Mobic for right knee problems--bone on bone. When I finally needed a knee replacement, I had to go off Mobic for a week before the surgery. Immediately, I got creaky and all my joints hurt and ached. It hurt to walk even a short distance. At that point, I realized what a blessing Mobic is. I thought that if some of my deceased relatives had Mobic, they might have lived longer. I remember how badly they suffered and I understand. The pain was unbearable. I'm still on it. I am 65."

   
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MesaAZLady65 May 22, 2011

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"I've been taking meloxicam now for 2 months. I have found that it does a lot better job on my inflammation than piroxicam. It doesn't completely take the pain away, but the advantages of taking the medication make it a worthwhile addition to my therapy."

   
8.0

Anonymous February 12, 2011

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"Have severe erosive osteoarthritis. This medication did not help."

   
3.0

Anonymous January 28, 2011

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Mobic (meloxicam): "I've been on Mobic a week. I'm not noticing a lot of help with the pain. I am very tired all the time, even though I only take 7.5 mg once a day. Also, I'm starting to notice problems with my short term memory, not being able to think of words, etc. This is the only new med I'm taking. "

   
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Anonymous January 19, 2011

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Mobic (meloxicam): "I took Mobic for osteoarthritis in both knees and it was great for the pain but I had to stop due to my blood pressure skyrocketinging from 122/70 to 180/95. What a shame."

Anonymous December 23, 2010

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Mobic (meloxicam): "Just started Mobic this week and I've already gained 4 minutes back on my nightly walk. I'm 32 and suffer from severe osteoarthritis in my hips. I haven't noticed much change in my swelling , but am already sleeping for longer periods of time."

   
9.0

Anonymous November 6, 2010

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"Arthritis in my back (L4-L5) causing extreme pain in my right hip for an hour or two after getting up in the morning. I'd had 3 steroid injections in my back which relieved the pain for 3 - 6 months. I was ready for another injection but instead tried meloxicam. It's now 3 months later. Most of the time there's no pain; occasional pain is quite tolerable. No noticeable side effects so far."

   
9.0

Chip W October 12, 2010

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Mobic (meloxicam): "First one that I have found working for the pain and the inflammation in my knees, elbows, shoulders, etc. I am 36 and I was tested about three weeks ago, but before I was tested, I was already taking Mobic and it worked better than all the other medicines that I was taking for my arthritis. When my test come back it showed that I was full blown with arthritis and borderline rheumatoid arthritis. "

   
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mrstygraham September 20, 2010

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"This medication was very helpful in relieving the pain in my knees, due to osteoarthritis. Unfortunately, I developed serious stomach problems. I am no longer taking this helpful medicine. Too risky with the stomach problems. "

   
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debcat53 June 26, 2010

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Mobic (meloxicam): "Took Mobic today for my osteoarthritis and so far so good. I was really getting depressed with the constant pain. I'm only 57 and to be in pain 24/7 can really get to you."

   
8.0

carylcansell June 16, 2010

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Mobic (meloxicam): "Had surgery for torn meniscis and as result existing artiritis is really causing quite a bit of pain. This is my 4th day on Mobic and the pain has almost disppeared. I am very concerned with possible side effects but so far so good"

   
9.0

Anonymous June 8, 2010

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