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. "