Then why don't they say that in plain English in the dosage instructions? Prescribing doctor prescribed 15mg meloxicam tablets as a "stronger/more effective pain reliever than aspirin or ibuprofen" for my injured thumb. Didn't say how frequently the med should be taken, and the dosage instructions printed on the bottle and paperwork from pharmacy only says "take one tablet with meals for 30 days. " which makes it sound like "take one of these pills every time you eat a meal for 30 days" instead of saying "take one pill daily with a meal. "
Maximum dosage 15mg/day?
- 21 Jan 2018 by rcmodelr
- 21 January 2018
- pain, aspirin, ibuprofen, meloxicam, dosage, doctor, prescription, tablet
Added 21 Jan 2018:
Searching dosage instructions online I find most sites saying maximum daily dosage amount is 15 mg/day... But dosage instructions printed on bottle of tablets "Take one tablet with meals for 30 days" makes it sound like I'm supposed to take one 15 mg tablet with EACH MEAL I eat per day, which would vary from day to day, but end up giving me a daily dosage of meloxicam of anywhere from 30 to 45 mg per day!!!
Added 21 Jan 2018:
And for the 30 day prescription, the 30 day quantity was 40 pills, which would also hint at sometimes more than one 15 mg pill per day since one month is about 30 days so a 30 day prescription of a medication to be taken only once per day, logic says should be a quantity of pills matching the number of days the patient is supposed to take the medication... 30 day prescription being 30 pills instead of 40+ pills.
It would be wisest to call, but you won’t go wrong with taking one pill a day. That’s the most reasonable interpretation. Just can’t figure out the forty pills.
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