i have been taking it for 3 months. i started having pain in my left arm
How long will meloxicam stay in your system?
Question posted by claybank on 20 Nov 2011
Last updated on 22 December 2020
I take Mobic with my AM pills and I swear every day after about 9 hours of being awake no matter what time, my joints freeze up in agony. I was told this pill lasts longer in the system than that though. Thoughts or advice anyone?
I have the same issue that it only works for a while. I cannot come up with any other medication that I can take so I can make it through the rest of my day. I do have to work an 8 hour day. Unable to do anything once I get home. I need something else for all of my body aches so I can function normally. I have Sleep disorders so I cannot take medications that make me drowsy.
I had to stop taking it after 4 days. It actually did nothing for pain and so my pain was constant. The side effects were severe diarrhea, headaches and my lips chapped up (never had that before) I am at the first stage of controlling pain of RA before seeing a rheumatologist.
The half-life of meloxicam is 15 to 20 hours so it will take about 80 hours to be out of your system significantly.
That doesn't make any sense. If the half life is 20 hours, then wouldn't it take only 40 hours... maybe 45-50 to be eliminated from the body, and not 80?
Let me try to explain. It takes 15 to 20 hours for half of this med to be out of your system. Then another 15 to 20 hours for half of the remaining half (or one quarter). Then, another 15 to 20 hours for half of that remaining quarter (or one eighth). The remaining sixteenth takes the last of the 15 to 20 hours.
LaurieShay - What an EXCELLENT explanation of how "half-life" is broken down and how to figure it out. As long as one knows the 1/2 life, figuring when it should be out of your system is a simple math equation. I am impressed with your knowledge!!
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