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Meloxicam Dosage

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Osteoarthritis

Initial dose: 7.5 mg orally once daily
Maintenance dose: 7.5 mg orally once daily
Maximum dose: 15 mg orally daily

Usual Adult Dose for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Initial dose: 7.5 mg orally once daily
Maintenance dose: 7.5 mg orally once daily
Maximum dose: 15 mg orally daily

Usual Pediatric Dose for Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

Greater than or equal to 2 years: 0.125 mg/kg orally once daily

Maximum dose: 7.5 mg orally daily

There was no additional benefit demonstrated by increasing the dose above 0.125 mg/kg once daily in clinical trials.

Renal Dose Adjustments

No dosage adjustment is necessary in patients with mild to moderate renal failure.

CrCl less than 20 mL/min: Patients with severe renal impairment have not been adequately studied; use is not recommended.

Liver Dose Adjustments

No dosage adjustment is necessary in patients with mild to moderate (Child-Pugh A and B) hepatic insufficiency.

Patients with severe hepatic impairment have not been adequately studied.

Dose Adjustments

Some patients may obtain additional benefit by increasing the dose to 15 mg once daily.

Precautions

Caution should be exercised when administering meloxicam to patients 65 years old or older.

Safety and effectiveness have not been established in pediatric patients under the age of 2 years.

Dialysis

Meloxicam is not dialyzable

Other Comments

Meloxicam can be administered without regard to timing of meals or concomitant administration of antacids.

The oral suspension is recommended in the dosing of smaller weight children.

Shake suspension well before using.

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