I am a man in my early 40's and am pretty sure the reason my foot is swollen is gout. Have never had this before. My mom takes Meloxicam for her arthritis, and it helps her tremendously. Thanks ? Could it help me ? Thanks
Gout is a form of inflammatory arthritis that develops in some people who have high levels of uric acid in the blood. The acid can form needle-like crystals in a joint and cause sudden, severe episodes of pain, tenderness, redness, warmth and swelling. The most common place for gout to develop is the ball of the big toe but other joints can be affected. It is unusual for gout to affect more than one or two joints at a time.
Meloxicam belongs to a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID). NSAIDs are frequently used to quickly relieve the pain and swelling of an acute gout episode and can shorten the attack, especially if taken in the first 24 hours.
Meloxicam is a prescription medicine and should only be taken by the person for whom it is prescribed.
Since this is the first time you have had these symptoms I would recommend you see your doctor for an accurate diagnosis.
In the meantime you could safely take ibuprofen for the pain and inflammation. Take the maximum recommended non-prescription dose of 2 tablets three times a day (1200mg/day)
- Meloxicam Information for Consumers
- Meloxicam Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Meloxicam (detailed)
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