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User Reviews for Meloxicam

Also known as: Mobic, Vivlodex

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Osteoarthritis 99 reviews 345 medications
   
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Inflammatory Conditions 98 reviews 114 medications
   
6.9
Fibromyalgia 20 reviews 20 medications
   
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Rheumatoid Arthritis 27 reviews 342 medications
   
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Summary of Meloxicam reviews 261 reviews 6.4

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For Osteoarthritis: "Works great as a substitute for Advil but just as worried about long-term effect."

   
10

Ally the Hoosier September 27, 2016

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "Got bitten by a tick 5 years ago - finally diagnosed as Lyme in Germany. Live in Mexico in the winter, and here my doctor gives me a shot of Meloxicam about once a month, and within a few hours, I am literally pain free for weeks, and have had no side effects whatsoever, and it takes away the swelling in my joints that is extremely debilitating! Lots of energy and this shot has literally saved my life and sanity!"

   
10

Ninky (taken for 5 to 10 years) September 24, 2016

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Mobic (meloxicam) for Rheumatoid Arthritis: "Works ok"

   
6.0

Shondac September 22, 2016

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For Rheumatoid Arthritis: "I found this drug to not give me any relief at all..I'm so disappointed bcuz I've heard a lot about how good it has worked for others"

   
2.0

brina62 (taken for less than 1 month) September 22, 2016

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For Rheumatoid Arthritis: "Male age 73. Meloxican 7.5. I have developed a rash and itch after six days, weight gain, and decreased urinating. The rash and itch according to the side effects description can become severe. I am discontinuing its use."

   
1.0

J.John September 5, 2016

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For Osteoarthritis: "I've been on Meloxicam twice. The first time was 15 mg. It helped the pain but I had a lot of problems with water retention and I gained 15 lbs. I went off the med because of the side effects. It took 2 months but I lost the 15 lbs. My new doctor put me back on it but at 7.5 mg. I am again going off it because of significant water retention and I have gained the 15 lbs back. To me, the swelling of my hands and feet from water retention and the weight gain are not worth the benefits for my arthritis. I'll stick with Aleve."

   
8.0

chocoholic1225 September 5, 2016

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "Works great, with in 7 days time .."

   
9.0

ScottyDogg (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 28, 2016

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "Doctor prescribed this medication due to inflammation from plantar fasciitis. 15 mg once a day. Read all the literature about this drug. It was great at relieving the pain in my heel. However, after only one dose I had dizziness and a pounding headache. Also got heartburn even though I took it in a full stomach. I also felt my heart racing and got pressure in my ears. Most likely due to it raising my blood pressure. Definitely not worth all that as I had a TIA 8 years ago. The instructions to doctors says to use the lowest dose for the shortest period of time. Should have been given 7.5 and not for 2 months."

   
2.0

Kat D August 17, 2016

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For Osteoarthritis: "Very effective in greatly reducing from spondylolithesis so far"

   
10

EdPsyDr August 14, 2016

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "Used to control inflammation from Psoriatic arthritis and spondylitis. Was switched from Celebrex which was giving me headaches, afternoon severe fatigue and a brain fog. Mobic/meloxicam does not provide as much pain relief as the Celebrex but it definitely takes the edge off. It does not zap my energy and I can get many things done. I am not laying around anymore, I almost seem ADD like. I have some insomnia, where I wake up after about 5 hours of sleep. Some days I do feel a little edgy and snappish, but overall this med is helping me function."

   
7.0

Jan9291 (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 14, 2016

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For Osteoarthritis: "I was placed on 15mg/day of Meloxicam for inflammation of Soras mucle, related groin pain and instability of my SI joint. I only took it for a week but stopped because of the side effects; 5 lb weight gain, excessive hair loss, etc."

BP1204 August 12, 2016

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For Osteoarthritis: "Not any observed difference in benefit between Meloxicam and Celebrex which I have taken for years. What I have noticed is MASSIVE HAIR LOSS. This happened to me when I was on Vioxx, another COX-2 inhibitor (before they took it off the market). Will be going back on Celebrex."

   
5.0

Midwife Barb August 11, 2016

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For Rheumatoid Arthritis: "22 year old female diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatologist switched me from regular higher dose naproxen to meloxicam. All the pain relief I had been having with the naproxen disappeared when I switched over. Got off work the other day to find that I had some rectal bleeding as well. I suffer from depression as well and am medicated for it, but the second I started taking this drug my symptoms got much worse. I believe the meloxicam is causing a big bunch of problems for me, and I only just started taking it."

   
1.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) July 27, 2016

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "I have an unknown issue with my foot(its black, green, red, blue and swells to the point to where it almost rips its own tendons off the bones; foot cramps so bad tendons tear) I have seen several doctors/specialists and still no diagnosis. Ive been given this every time and it does nothing for me. the pain is so unbearable i can barely get out if bed or sleep. All the doctors say is this is the best they can do for me. I feel that im being treated like some drug addict even though my spine tap and blood work come up clean. This medication is useless for whatever I have(ive told them this). Doctors should not be able to just hand out meds for unknown causes or even be able to reject actual pain meds that could help someone."

   
1.0

Patrick S. July 17, 2016

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "At first it made me incredibly drowsy but took the "edge" off my knee and chronic lower back pain where I had a discectomy and spinal fusion. Its been about a week and my stomach hurts pretty bad...I mean like a really sharp pain. Not only that-I think my body has gotten used to dose and my pain level is back to a 7 on top of my stomach. I'm afraid of getting addicted to pain meds because so many of my friends have ruined their life with them, but I cannot live like this. Wondering if I should stop taking this and get the painkillers that actually work....if doc sees fit."

   
5.0

Jeffw2201 (taken for less than 1 month) June 28, 2016

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For Osteoarthritis: "Taken this for 30 days and no difference with stiff hands. ALEVE did a better job. Back to the Doctor I guess."

   
3.0

Tradervic (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 23, 2016

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "This med was pretty much a dud for me. My Ibprofen 600 mg can't be beat."

   
3.0

Spe77 (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 18, 2016

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For Rheumatoid Arthritis: "I. Have had back pain for years now. About a month ago my doctor gave me melodic am 15 mg. by the end of the month I was feeling very weak and in pain. I was having pain in the middle of my stomach and the. It subsided. A week later I experienced weakness and feeling like I was going to pass out. When I told my doctor he said he did. It know why I was feeli this way. The same day I developed diarrhea and it was black this continued to the next day. I called for an appointment because I was feeling worst. I was admitted to the hospital and I was told I was bleeding and ihave three ulcers. Two gastric and one peptic and every doctor said it came from the meloxicam. It was destroying my stomach. I will never use it again."

   
3.0

Tiny 2 June 6, 2016

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For Fibromyalgia: "Mobic has helped with my Fibromyalgia pain, but, one side affect is swelling, and my feet and legs stay swollen no matter how much water I drink. My orthopedic Dr prescribed it for my hip pain, he said stop taking it because of the swelling, boo! hoo! It really made a difference in my pain level!"

   
7.0

JR's girl June 4, 2016

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "This medicine was wonderful. I felt like a new me. No aches, no soreness or pain. BUT, a blood test showed elevated something(sorry, can't remember what). so I had to have a tube down my throat (sedated) to check out my pancreas. It was inflamed even though I had no symptoms. So sadly I can't take Mobic any more. Was told to take 2 Aleve and Prilosec to protect my stomach. Aleve is O.K. but not as good as Mobic."

   
9.0

Caroclara1945 May 24, 2016

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "Takes a few days to kick in. Have an annular tear, disc bulge and Spondylolysis at L5-S1. Helps significantly with the pain. If I don't take it for a few days, the pain returns."

   
8.0

DarrenMc May 21, 2016

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For Rheumatoid Arthritis: "I am a 65 year old male and was given meloxicam for pain in my hands.The med did not reduce my pain for awhile. I had taken for more than 4 months.and noticed that my skin would bruise easily. any cuts on my body would take a long time to heal. I am not diabetic. When my rectum started bleeding,I was told to use an over counter laxative. which helped I just thought I was getting older and this was to be expected. I then read about side-effects and decided to quit taking meloxicam. within a couple of weeks my cuts and bruises healed up. The pain in my hands is coming back, but the side effects were worse for me. I read other peoples comments on line and they seem to love this med.Everyone is different. If it works for you , Great"

   
1.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 11, 2016

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For Osteoarthritis: "Bad news: causes water retention gastric problems and kidney stones in me"

   
7.0

Rany8 May 1, 2016

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For Osteoarthritis: "75 yrs old and l thought that l had to learn to live with the constant ache and debilitating stiffness from osteoarthritis in neck, back, thumbs, knees and ankles. After all, there are many more people worse off. Mobic is a magic pill - only 7.5 mg once or 2xs a day and l have my life back. I can exercise, do household chores, and stand longer than 10 or 15 minutes to cook or do dishes."

   
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born again (taken for less than 1 month) April 25, 2016

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "I'm a 43 year old female and was taken this for headaches due to post concussion syndrome from a car accident 4 months ago. I only took this meloxican for 4 days. So many side effects. Then I noticed yesterday all my body hair was gone. Not waiting for my hair on my head to start falling out! I also had rashes, skin tingling, bloating, not being able to empty my bladder and many more. Whatever benefit I got is not worth it. I read in some of the other posts of people losing there hair and they have stayed on it! Why? Losing hair is under rare side effects. Doesn't look like from all the posts! I'm going to go with what I wanted in the first place, CBD oil."

   
1.0

Manya Z (taken for less than 1 month) April 24, 2016

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