I have severe arthritis in both knees and just started taking meloxicam 15 mg once daily. I was taking naproxyn 500 mg once daily as of last week (05-24-12) and was just presribed meloxicam 15 mg once daily as of 05-25-12.
How long does the Mobic (meloxicam) take to start working?
Question posted by badcatjack on 29 May 2012
Last updated on 16 June 2013
The best thing for you to do is buy "Move Free" by Schiff - 120 coated tablets. The bottle is red - don't take a lesser dosage by another brand. There is an initial titrated dose before you take 3 tablets/day. You will need to read about that on movefree.com. Ingredients are: Glucosamine 1500 mg., MSM 1500 mg., Uniflex 216 mg., Chondroitin Sulfate 200 mg., and Joint Fluid (Hyaluronic Acid) 3.3 mg. Anyone that tells you it doesn't work hasn't taken it. I don't remember how long it took to work but I do remember what it felt like when I missed a couple of doses when I had a stomach virus. I was in hell. I have had chronic pain since 2000.
Your meloxicam safe dose is 7.5 mg. not 15 mg. Check with your doctor about other drug interactions especially since you are taking a NSAID with it. Best of luck!!! It was the smartest thing I ever did. The bottle is 40 servings and costs about $18 at Target, online Vitamin Shoppe, or Walmart here in Dallas.
Theoretically, it takes 5 doses to stabilize blood levels. But I would give it two weeks to feel a difference from the naproxen.
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