I have arthritis in my back and I sit all day it is staring to really hurt. Will meloxicam help my pain
Can meloxicam be used as a pain killer? And is it a narcotic?
Added 5 Sep 2010:
What I really nee to know is: Will I have to go on pain killers or will Melxicam do the trick for the pain in my back?
Enolic acid group of NSAIDs
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, usually abbreviated to NSAIDs or NAIDs, are drugs with analgesic and antipyretic (fever-reducing) effects and which have, in higher doses, anti-inflammatory effects (reducing inflammation). The term "nonsteroidal" is used to distinguish these drugs from steroids, which (among a broad range of other effects) have a similar eicosanoid-depressing, anti-inflammatory action. As analgesics, NSAIDs are unusual in that they are non-narcotic.
Meloxicam is used to treat pain or inflammation caused by arthritis.
Meloxicam is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug with analgesic and fever reducer effects. It is a derivative of oxicam(is a class of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs which binds closely to plasma proteins.
e.g. include:tenoxicam,droxicam,and lornoxicamas well as meloxicam), closely related to piroxicam, and falls in the ENOLIC ACID group of NSAIDs.-
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My Dad sufferers from severe debilitating back pain and does not want to use any opiate pain relievers for his condition.
Recently he started taking Glucose mine and Condrondine (sp?) and hasn't been taking his pain meds on a daily basis. I feel from what he has told me that he has gotten some real relief from this but also feel that it won't be long lasting enough.
I haven't heard of this particular medication before and knowing how he feels would love to know how this works for your own back pain as I do believe that anti-inflammatory medications can work better for some people even with severe back pain.
He is retired and sits all day due to his pain and when he does try to do some things he probably shouldn't he does end up in more pain. He is looking for something that is as safe as prescription strength Ibuprofen to take for his back pain as now the only time he will take what his doctor has prescribed to him is if he injures himself.
I'm very interested in knowing how this or any other type of medication like this could also be of great help for him.
He is legally blind but what little he can see is blurred from the use of the pain med he is on; another reason he refuses to take it.
I hope this helps you and thanks if you or anyone else can tell me how this works for them with back pain.
- Meloxicam Information for Consumers
- Meloxicam Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Meloxicam (detailed)
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