I know everyone says-same time every day with or without a meal... but I would like to know from those of you taking it daily-I have been taking it before going to bed-but I have heard that if you take it in the morning you will be 'easier' pain wise all day? Anyone have suggestions? Thanks, Kelly
I'm not sure there is a best time to take meloxicam, butI wanted to caution you about long-term use. My own mother was taking meloxicam for over 2 years when I told her about the following risks that my doctor had warned me about. I always try to pass it on to people such as yourself who may end up taking for an extended period of time for arthritis pain.
Prolonged use of meloxicam carries a significant increased risk of serious (sometimes fatal) cardiovascular thrombotic events (e.g., MI, stroke); these may increase with duration of use and individuals with cardiovascular disease or risk factors for cardiovascular disease may be at increased risk
Also, there is an increased risk of serious (sometimes fatal) GI events (e.g., bleeding, ulceration, perforation of the stomach or intestine). These may occur at any time and may not be preceded by warning signs and symptoms; geriatric individuals are at greater risk for serious GI events.
Good luck with your arthritis pain and I hope you will consider this information.
yes i have been taking for awhile and morning is better for me it eases the pain during the day
You should take it with a meal and you should not go lay down after taking meloxicam. It says all of this in the drug info sheet the pharmacy gives you. It could cause problems with your stomach lining if you don't take with a meal than go lay down.
You may take it any time of day, but DO take it WITH food.
I'm on Meloxicam for arthritis of the sacrum (lower spinal) which affects my sciatic nerve.
I've taken in the morning and experimented with taking it after dinnertime.
I find taking it after dinner (6 - 8pm) made the start of my next day better than taking it in the mornings.
I've taken Meloxicam for about 2 yrs now, was taking at bedtime but found out it works better in morning with cupl pieces of toast. i have no heart problems, but why do I feel sleepy. I'm active afterwards & have little knee or osteoarthritis pain all day
- Meloxicam Information for Consumers
- Meloxicam Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Meloxicam (detailed)
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