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User Reviews for Meloxicam

Also known as: Mobic, Vivlodex

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Summary of Meloxicam reviews 6.8 356 reviews

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For Osteoarthritis: "If you need rapid weight gain...this drug is for you! Unfortunately I didn't need the weight!"

   
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Swiegie (taken for less than 1 month) June 15, 2018

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For Rheumatoid Arthritis: "So far so good. No bleeding, pains are a lower, I can move so much better. Doctor paired this with prednisone and seems to be working. Don't take without food. I take first thing in morning with my other meds especially prednisone which won't let me sleep. I have been feeling better. Still nap in afternoon. So glad it's helping. I'll keep posting as needed. No side effects except a bit of stomach upset when I first started, after first week, that disappeared."

   
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Kimbo (taken for less than 1 month) May 25, 2018

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "I am 58 years old and am an avid adult athlete. I have been playing ice hockey for many years. I developed a groin strain with pain into the lower abdomen. This pain made walking very difficult at times. I did not have a hernia just a lot of pain. I tried traditional remedies but the pain would not relent. I was taking too much aspirin as it caused a significant reduction in my GFR. (Glomerular filtration rate) ie kidney function. Stopped the aspirin. It was reducing the pain but not significantly. I tried 15 mg of meloxicam. The effects were noticeable within 3 hours. The pain was reduced by 90 % within 2 days. I took the dosage down to avoid kidney and or GI problems. I will resume my activities with caution but the relief provided by this medicine is thus far nothing short of astounding."

   
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Ice hockey guy (taken for less than 1 month) May 16, 2018

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For Osteoarthritis: "After two days I noticed a diminished amount of pain in my back which allowed standing and bending to be much less stressful."

   
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Craig T (taken for less than 1 month) May 16, 2018

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "Was prescribed this medication 15 MG today for pain in upper back right side. Thinking that it maybe muscular, I was given this for inflammation. Within a half of taking this med, I was very dizzy and stumbling around. Right now, 5 hrs later, I am still dizzy, nauseous and still in pain. Don't think I will be taking a second dose."

   
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Gina (taken for less than 1 month) May 10, 2018

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For Osteoarthritis: "Have been on this for a couple years, was working great for pain but not any more. And I've gained 65lbs in last 2 yrs (didn't know meds could cause, thought it was mobility issues) but recently experiencing chest pains, breathing problems, pain is worse ...have to ask doc for something else because this is really scary."

   
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Anonymous (taken for 1 to 2 years) May 6, 2018

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For Rheumatoid Arthritis: "I took Meloxicam for awhile for my RA but I feel like it made my menstrual cycles worse , so after 8 months I tried something else. Also, it really hurt my guts, mostly lower abdomen , very sharp gas like pains while on it."

   
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Lynn (taken for 6 months to 1 year) April 25, 2018

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For Tendonitis: "I went to the emergency room yesterday after having severe shoulder pain for 4 days. Xray confirmed calcific tendonitis. After an intramuscular muscle relaxant shot I was discharged with a sling and a 10-day prescription of Meloxicam 15mg once daily. It's now been 2 hrs after taking my first tablet. I feel woozy, but pain is much less, yay! I was also instructed to take sling off several times a day and do gentle pendulum moves to avoid the shoulder joint stiffening. Think the combination of gentle movements and Meloxicam will help me. And I see from some of your posts though that this med can cause serious issues and my hope for you (and me if develops) is for relief, maybe an alternative therapy. Thank you for posting your experiences. Much love and healing to all of you."

Doe7 (taken for less than 1 month) April 14, 2018

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For Osteoarthritis: "I took one pill in the afternoon, and woke up the next morning with my whole face swollen. My doctor told me to take Benedryl, which I did for 24 hours. It's been 4 days, and the swelling is almost gone. I've been feeling funky all week. I don't recommend anyone take this. Ever."

   
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Beth (taken for less than 1 month) April 7, 2018

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For Rheumatoid Arthritis: "Been taking for going on 2 months. Started out on 7.5mg and primary care Doctor increased to 15mg. Does not do anything for me. Still have swelling in hands, feet and wrist. Still in pain, Aleve works better than Mobic for me. Can't get in to see a rheumatologist till May. There has to be something out there better than Mobic."

   
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MSB2U (taken for 6 months to 1 year) April 3, 2018

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "Don’t stray too far from a toilet"

   
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Deez (taken for less than 1 month) March 18, 2018

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Mobic (meloxicam) for Osteoarthritis: "I was hit by a car over 10 years ago and have severe back pain because of it. I kept being prescribed opioids for the pain, but I can’t live like that so my doctor prescribed Mobic since I was taking to many ibuprofen a day and it obviously started upsetting in my kidneys. First, he gave me 7.5mg per day, but that wasn’t nearly enough, so he upped me to 2 a day. It makes me feel good, better than anything else I’ve ever taken for my back pain. However, if it only lasts an hour or two. If I wanted to be without unbearable pain all day I’d have to take more of them. But 2 works for now and it is wonderful!"

   
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Tt (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 14, 2018

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For Osteoarthritis: "Meloxicam is wonderful. Relieves pain. Decided to quit taking Meloxicam because I am diabetic. I have been taking Meloxicam for several years. Getting older and do not want to so many takes medicines. Osteoarthritis pain back within ten days. Terrible pain. But it is time to scale back on medications."

Hester (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 5, 2018

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For Rheumatoid Arthritis: "Taking meloxicam is like trying to hide a sink full of dirty dishes with a dish towel. Very ineffective and no one is fooled."

   
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Stacy March 4, 2018

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Mobic (meloxicam) for Osteoarthritis: "I found that mobic 15mg is the only medication that takes away my pain and it does it within an hour! Caution: I didn’t know it was an NSAID and also took another NSAID - Aleve (naproxen) with it. My entire body was bruised and I couldn’t figure out why at first. I’m lucky I made it through. I only take it as needed when the pain is unbearable."

   
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Severe neck & back pain (taken for 2 to 5 years) February 28, 2018

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "Was put on this med for inflammation in my leg and arm, took one 15mg pill on a Friday night , got up on Saturday and had no pain whatsoever, I had been suffering with excruciating pain for about 4 to 5 months, I took another pill on Saturday mid morning around 5pm I started feeling nauseated and my mouth started filling with saliva, each time I swallowed or spit it would fill up rapidly again and again, then I start getting bad stomach cramps, this all lasted about 5 to 6 minute, debating if I want to take another one tomorrow or not, I long to wake up pain free but so scared of the side effects of this med"

   
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Katty (taken for less than 1 month) February 25, 2018

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For Tendonitis: "After 10 months of a torn rotator cuff ( fraying ) of 1 inch. Tendonitis, physical therapy, multiple opinions, MRI, and tried this after meeting my 5th Dr. I feel 98% back to normal. Wish I had this 5 Drs and 10 months ago."

   
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Femaleage48 (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 24, 2018

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "I was prescribed Meloxicam 15mg by my GP as I had a bad case of Plantar Facitiices. It happened while I was in holiday about two weeks ago and for the last four days of my trip I hobbled around in so much pain it was unbearable. Apparently symptoms last 3-12 months. Once prescribed I started taking it that night. It’s been one week now and I have absolutely no pain at all!! The cons are the side effects! For the past three nights I have had heart palpitations so bad that I cannot even sleep. Not every minute or so it’s every third or fourth heartbeat, this is frustrating for me as the no pain factor is 10/10 but the side effects are poor. I will make an appointment to see my GP today and see if he suggests coming off it altogether or reducing my dose. Everyone is different so you cannot rule it out unless you try if for yourself. If my palpitations were not as frequent and I could sleep at night I would be staying on Meloxicam for the whole course of the prescription."

   
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Foot Problems January 29, 2018

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "Congenital spinal stenosis and degenerative lumbar discs at 24 years old. I am overweight and have lost 20 lbs since a laminectomy in fall 2016. Was doing better but one year later things got bad again. Surgeon put me on Tramadol and Mobic 15 mgs and the Mobic seems to be my wonder drug. Hopefully after another 8 weeks of PT we can go off and try healing once more."

   
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Meredith Ann January 23, 2018

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "After 4 months of worsening chronic shoulder pain I began taking Meloxicam 7.5 mg, I suspect a rotator cuff issue but they said arthritis. It works well on the chronic pain for about 6 hours but doesn't prevent sharp pain from sudden movement. After 3 days I started having weird dreams and chest pain. I'm going back to alternating aspirin and Tylenol, and I'm going to find a different "specialist" who respects my history of coronary bypass and diabetes."

   
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Colorado Jim (taken for less than 1 month) January 20, 2018

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "Was put on Meloxicam on Friday (1/12/18) after receiving a diagnosis of Lipedema. Due to having Bipolar and Anxiety and I am VERY careful about going on new meds that could potentially affect my mental health negatively. I ask my doctor, pharmacist and check Drugs.com and my app for any possibility of it causing problems. Well both my doctor and my pharmacist said, “no problem”. my app said, “no problem”. But I did NOT read everything Drugs.com had to say and now here I am 3 doses later, 2 horribly traumatic nightmares stuck in my head, I’ve been feeling a bit depressed (on and off) the last day or 2 and a severe headache!! Guess who is NOT taking tonight’s dose or any others, ever again?!"

   
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Keryth January 16, 2018

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "sciatica problems- not able to take Motrin or any other NSAID. Pain clinic 2015/given Mobec as part of my treatment ( 2 series of injections )Side effects NONE I take only when needed up to 7 days in a row."

   
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LinnymaeJ January 7, 2018

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For Osteoarthritis: "Unfortunately I had to stop taking Meloxicam after 4 months due to repeated ulcers on the sides of my tongue. It was very effective for relieving my arthritis pain."

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For Rheumatoid Arthritis: "I took one 7.5 mg pill at 8 a.m. and at 4 p.m. I started getting a headache, felt nauseous and had serious stomach problems. The side effects really scared me."

   
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RZ (taken for less than 1 month) November 16, 2017

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For Osteoarthritis: "After 10 weeks of one daily 7.5 meloxicam, I stopped taking it. Four weeks later landed in hospital with kidney failure.......expensive scans, tests etc ruled out cancer etc... ... Nephritis left me with only 8% kidney function which hopefully will get better.......am under nephrologist care. Definitely caused by Meloxicam. I take no medication whatsoever, not even vitamins, am a healthy 80 year old woman. Meloxicam did nothing for my pain due to herniated disc and sciatica, one or two opioid pills a day would have given me good sleep and healing but I spent two months sleepless with pain......."

   
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Sussika123 November 7, 2017

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