Good heavens, the opinions are all over the place from the greatest thing since sliced bread to and I quote " its poison ". I can only tell you from personal experience its the only thing that makes my sciatica bearable when it flares up. I asked if naproxin or ibuprofen was better with less side effects. The Doc said the meloxicam was better with less side effects. Its also very reasonable actually less than the OTC meds I mentioned. I would like to take nothing but that's not an option...