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User Reviews for Meloxicam (Page 2)

Also known as: Mobic, Vivlodex Anjeso

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Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Fibromyalgia 7.4
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Osteoarthritis 7.1
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Tendonitis 7.0
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Inflammatory Conditions 6.0
183 reviews 120 medications
Pain 5.6
9 reviews 1120 medications
Rheumatoid Arthritis 5.6
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Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis 2.7
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Summary of Meloxicam reviews 6.4 470 reviews

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Reviews for Meloxicam

Chris · Taken for less than 1 month January 18, 2020

For Inflammatory Conditions: “Absolutely useless for severe neck pain due to stenosis. This is the second prescription NSAID I've been given and they do nothing for the pain.”

1 / 10
Anonymous January 2, 2020

For Inflammatory Conditions: “I use meloxicam as a when required med and it works a treat for me, when my scatica plays up, within a few hours muscles relax and that pain lessens. My sisters old guide dog was on it too and would play a lot more think Buster would rate it 10”

10 / 10
Zena December 25, 2019

For Inflammatory Conditions: “I have several friends who used this as well...it NEVER helps anyone”

1 / 10
C · Taken for less than 1 month December 21, 2019

For Inflammatory Conditions: “I am 28 years old and Ive been suffering from post chikungunya arthropathy for the past 2 months and been on complete bed rest with pain in my lower back, SI joints, both ankles and knees, and migrating pain in my shoulders and hands depending on how I use them (usually things like lifting my phone will cause me pain). I've tried HCQ and Indomethacin with no significant improvement so I was started on Meloxicam 15mg. I took it only once and developed extreme dizziness, nausea and a crushing headache within 1 hour. I didn't have any joint pain but my head felt like it was about to explode and I had difficulty breathing. This effect lasted for 1 full day and I will never touch Meloxicam again. I will say it was effective at tackling joint pain in a way that no other medicine I'd tried had, but this dizziness was so disorienting and scary that I'd rather take the joint pain any day. If you're starting Meloxicam, please be aware of the severe side effects- to be used only as a last resort!”

4 / 10
Arla · Taken for 5 to 10 years December 10, 2019

For Osteoarthritis: “I've been taking Meloxicam for about 5 years and it really helps me. I tried to stop taking it but my arthritis pain returned in about 4 days. My doctor monitors my blood work regularly to make sure I have no side effects.”

10 / 10
Eric · Taken for less than 1 month December 7, 2019

For Inflammatory Conditions: “Complete waste of time taking this. Take ibuprofen instead”

1 / 10
Zeeny · Taken for 1 to 6 months December 6, 2019

For Inflammatory Conditions: “I get terrible cramps and stiffness in my back and now my legs around my period. I was in excruciating pain. My Dr. gave me meloxicam. I was told to take 1 per day. But I took 2. The meloxicam knocked out the pain and not just for 1 period. It does it for a couple after taking it for 2 weeks. I have recommended it to my friends. I am so glad my Dr. listened to me and helped me with my suffering. I highly recommend this medicine. I don’t have arthritis, and hopefully I never will, but this medicine really works for my pain. I don’t take it regularly. I try to save it for when I need it and take it until the pain goes away. Thank you.”

9 / 10
Willie · Taken for 6 months to 1 year November 27, 2019

For Inflammatory Conditions: “Been taking the 7.5 dose for about a year now. Not every day but as needed and it seems to help. But man, there are a lot of side effects listed, many digestive related. I had prior to using meloxicam, so its hard to say if it is causing any or making anything worse. My best evaluation of it is that it helps with inflammatory and nerve pain. Usually I take an Aleve with it. I will keep on using on an as needed basis.”

8 / 10
Upinsmoke187 · Taken for 1 to 6 months November 20, 2019

For Inflammatory Conditions: “I'm taking meloxicam for my ankle and neck now for over a month and it just don't touch the pain”

3 / 10
Notatallhelpful · Taken for less than 1 month November 11, 2019

For Inflammatory Conditions: “15mg meloxicam doesn't work for my knees. My knees feel like a something hot and sharp is being into them when I move the joints. My hands on the other hand feel better than they have in long time! I've taken this medication years ago for shredded ligament in my shoulder and it helped then.”

3 / 10
Ashleyjarrett · Taken for less than 1 month November 4, 2019

Mobic (meloxicam) for Osteoarthritis: “I have been taking Mobic for knee pain for 2 weeks. Within the first week I noticed fluid on my ankles and lower legs. Then three days ago I started getting itchy welts, on my breast, chest, stomach, arms and legs. They look very very similar to bed bug bites or flea bites and I know without a doubt I do not have ether one. Yes it did wonders for my knee pain I was able to go to the gym and stand for a long time with no problem. I've now stopped the med because I would rather deal with my knee pain than the side effects, as they are worse then the pain. I am looking to see how long it will take for the welts to stop and go away the itching is unbearable!!! I have taken Benadryl and using Cortizone cream I will be calling my doc in the morning. My over all opinion for this med is not to take it because of the side effects. I truly hope this helps someone that is having these side effects!”

5 / 10
Me · Taken for less than 1 month November 2, 2019

For Inflammatory Conditions: “I've suffered from constant, often extreme lower back pain which I recently found out is due to severe scoliosis, degenerating disks and arthritis. I used to look like Fred Sanford when I first got up in the mornings and the pain was always intense. I've been on this (plus the muscle relaxant I was already taking) for less than a month and it's been life changing for me. The difference is amazing and I now have almost no pain for the first time in 12 years.”

9 / 10
Butch October 27, 2019

For Inflammatory Conditions: “Have bad knee pain in right knee but doctor said I am not yet ready for surgery. Also have bad knee pain in left knee which was replaced in 2011. Had no trouble until about 5 months ago. Xrays were taken but showed no structural damage. Doctor said he will treat right knee with cortisone as needed but can do nothing about the left knee .Prescribed 15 mg / day Meloxicam on October 14th. Been taking for 2 weeks with no relief of pain. Have pain in both legs from knee down to feet when sleeping. Been using leg pillows and other aids but no help. Been going to physical therapy. Still no help .Don't know what to do at this point”

4 / 10
Meloxicant October 20, 2019

For Osteoarthritis: “Only took meloxicam 4 times. At first I felt it may be working a bit. I think doc gave starter dose. I gained 2lbs. This morning woke up still in lots of pain in back as usual. I am not interested in gaining more weight and getting into stage I obesity again. The pain relief is not any better than OTC medicine. All in all I’ll muscle through my pain without this med. I don’t like the risk profile either internal bleeding - oh no big deal. Not! No thanks next.”

2 / 10
Laleh · Taken for 1 to 6 months October 18, 2019

For Inflammatory Conditions: “I have chronic shoulder pain. My doctor prescribed this medication meloxicam and I have been taking it once a day for the past 5 months. It did help with the pain but I noticed I'm gaining weight even though I eat very healthy, am active, and have been able to maintain my weight throughout my life. I'm stopping taking this med and will seek a more sustainable solution.”

4 / 10
Polly October 18, 2019

For Rheumatoid Arthritis: “After a year-and-a-half on meloxicam I figured out why I was so puffy mean and snappy "PMS" I gained 50 lbs. I was so very angry. I stay bruised all the time. Always wanted to eat and I normally eat once a day. unfortunately it did not work for me. My joints are still swollen had better results with ibuprofen when I was taking way too many of them but when the benefits outweigh the risk you do what you got to do. After meloxicam I went back to ibuprofen but only 800mg three times a day”

1 / 10
Susan · Taken for 1 to 6 months October 14, 2019

For Osteoarthritis: “I am 64 and in good health except for some major joint pain in my hips, knees, and ankles. Meloxicam is a miracle drug for me. I have been taking 15mg a day for several months and I am pain free and doing great. I have not had any of the side effects so far either!”

10 / 10
Sis · Taken for less than 1 month October 13, 2019

For Inflammatory Conditions: “I was prescribed this by an orthopedic Dr and took for 2 days. Then the diarrhea started, nausea beyond belief, stomach pain, today is day 7 still very sick feeling. Quit taking after day 4, I can honestly say I've never been so sick, my pain in my back was less painful than this is!!”

1 / 10
Daniel · Taken for 5 to 10 years October 13, 2019

For Inflammatory Conditions: “I have autoimmune inflammatory diseases with arthritis in many joints. Prescribed meloxicam for scleritis of the eyes over 5 years ago 7.5 twice daily. Also take 1 or less tramadol daily for pain. Have labs for blood every 6 months. My age now is 66. Scleritis is under control and stopped taking steroids. Docs wanted me to take Methotrexate I declined so put me on meloxicam. and thankful.”

10 / 10
Lee · Taken for less than 1 month October 1, 2019

For Rheumatoid Arthritis: “I have been taking this for about three weeks. To begin with, the pain seemed reduced and I noticed a larger range of movement with hands and knees. However, the side effects by the third week were; ringing in my ears, nausea and sometimes headaches upon waking, gastro-intestinal pains, diahorrea and even weird bladder (similar to UTI). Discontinuing use and letting my Dr. know.”

5 / 10
Timbo · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 30, 2019

For Inflammatory Conditions: “I first took the 15 mg. of meloxicam. It is far too strong, got very sick, fever and stomach pain. Tried it again a month later but at the 7.5 mg. dose, bingo! I always take it in the morning as it gives me insomnia if taken at night and never take it with an empty stomach. The fuller your gut, the better it works for me, usually within 2-4 hours. I take it shortly after eating a hearty breakfast. I am lucky that I do not need to take it daily, 1-2 times a week, if that. Also, I avoid alcohol 24 hrs. before or after taking it. My osteo stiffness in my right knee is now free of that. My T-12 compression issues are relieved. I can now sit for hours and have resumed jogging again. This stuff works well for me. Do use it with caution though.”

9 / 10
LindeeLou · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 29, 2019

For Osteoarthritis: “I started taking these as a way to control arthritic back pain. Another doctor friend told me "that stuff will really put on the weight and you'll never get it off". I never took it again!”

6 / 10
Elf · Taken for less than 1 month September 27, 2019

For Osteoarthritis: “I have arthritis in my right knee. I am currently taking allopurinol and have been for 17 years due to gout in my left big toe. On the day in question, I took my allopurinol pill in the morning as I have since 2002. In the evening of the same day, at dinner time, I took one tablet of Meloxicam 7.5 mg with dinner. To help with the inflammation in my right knee. Within two hours, my left big toe was causing me terrible pain and looked like a red bulb on a Christmas tree. I am writing this report 24 hours later and my left big toe still hurts like someone stomped on it. I took another pill of allopurinol last night and one this morning, but the pain persists. My advice to you: do NOT take this medicine if you have goût. It will not cure your pain, but will cause you tremendous agony. I only took one dose. Never again!”

1 / 10
Mamaw · Taken for less than 1 month September 17, 2019

For Osteoarthritis: “meloxicam did not help with pain from OA only made me sick to my stomach!”

1 / 10
Cinziasees · Taken for 5 to 10 years September 16, 2019

For Inflammatory Conditions: “67 yr old woman. I have widespread inflammation and osteoarthritis. I have taken diclofenac sodium 50mg 2x (up to 3x) for several years. I have regular labs and scans - all good. I also have script through Pain Management for Vicodin. Without diclofenac I can't get out of bed and use much more than 1 or 2 Vicodin tablets a day. (Don't judge - docs say it's a miracle I can move - on second ankle and knee, fibro and 3 back surgeries) Anyway, asked to try Meloxicam instead of diclofinac. Took 1 week, works same as diclofenac but quits by 2 pm and have to suffer (1 a day and can't mix with other NSAID) With diclofenac I can take another 50 mg in afternoon. I'm switching to diclofenac XR (slow release) next week. Ask your doctor about diclofinac or diclofinac xr”

2 / 10