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User Reviews for Meloxicam to treat Inflammatory Conditions

Also known as: Mobic, Vivlodex Anjeso

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Meloxicam Rating Summary

User Ratings
26% (45)
16% (28)
8% (14)
2% (4)
3% (6)
3% (6)
6% (11)
3% (6)
6% (10)
24% (42)
6.0/10 Average Rating
172 ratings from 183 user reviews

Compare all 35 medications used in the treatment of Inflammatory Conditions.

Reviews for Meloxicam

Sickofpain August 23, 2020

“Arthriris lower spine, stenosis, 5 disc drying out. Meloxicam was unfortunately no help at all.”

1 / 10
Isabella2Grace1 · Taken for less than 1 month May 29, 2020

“Pain continued - no relief after taking meloxicam for a couple of days. Side effect was constipation.”

1 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 27, 2020

“My total knee replacement has failed my doctor prescribed Meloxicam and does absolutely nothing for my inflammation and pain.”

1 / 10
Maria April 30, 2020

“I’m 32 and weight about 192lbs. First dose of 15mg meloxicam today. I have lower back issues with disc degeneration and herniated I think. Anyway I randomly get episodes where it’s so painful to do anything from sitting, getting up, to barely standing much less upright unless I’m holding on and leaning most of my weight on to furniture, trying to sit or stand, bending, have to be creative about wiping myself and pulling my underwear and pants up using my toes and wash my hands, pain laying down or take a couple steps to walk. These tasks wipes me out and makes me not want do them again because I just might not make it back to bed and call an ambulance. I was instructed to take this on the days I get an episode. On a scale of 1 - 10 my mobility/ functionality during an episode is a 2/10. I rate this medication a 3/10 on its most effective hour: 6hrs after taking it. It helped a little I made it to the bathroom twice in one evening but still using furniture to lean and hold on.”

3 / 10
TA · Taken for less than 1 month February 6, 2020

“I was prescribed Meloxicam for a strained AC joint in my shoulder. I experienced significant improvement (pain relief) after taking just 2 doses. I had been in pain for 3 months with limited movement. Now that the pain is minimal, I can put on over-the-head shirts and wash my opposite shoulder without a struggle.”

10 / 10
S1 · Taken for 1 to 6 months February 6, 2020

“I was prescribed 15mg meloxicam for what was initially thought to be a herniated disc but later confirmed to be S1 joint dysfunction. I was unable to sit comfortably and in significant pain.... until this was prescribed. Within ONE day I had almost complete relief. I did not experience any side effects. I took every morning with food. Due to long term effects I now only take when really in need. Within one day of stopping my pain did return but more manageable. Nonetheless the quick response to this makes this A+ for me!”

10 / 10
Wade ski · Taken for 1 to 2 years January 31, 2020

“Amazing drug. Worked a treat for years of pain from RA. Turned my life around”

10 / 10
Kay · Taken for less than 1 month January 28, 2020

“Was prescribed this medication due to a possible spinal injury to help reduce the swelling to keep me comfortable until the official diagnosis. The 7.5 mg helped some, the 15 mg helped so much more. Unfortunately the side effects are too much and I’ll be asking my doctor for over the counter options. I have been completely spaced out since starting it; feeling like I’m high. I’ve also experience stomach pains, bad headaches, dizziness, and just all around not normal. I definitely don’t recommend this medication.”

2 / 10
Chris · Taken for less than 1 month January 18, 2020

“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

“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

“I have several friends who used this as NEVER helps anyone”

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

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

“Complete waste of time taking this. Take ibuprofen instead”

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

“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

“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

“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

“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
Me · Taken for less than 1 month November 2, 2019

“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

“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
Laleh · Taken for 1 to 6 months October 18, 2019

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

“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

“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
Timbo · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 30, 2019

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

“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
Miss kitty · Taken for 1 to 2 years July 18, 2019

“I have been taking meloxicam for over a year for severe inflammation. I go to the chiropractor once a month and he keeps telling me that my back is really inflamed! So if I'm taking this medication for inflammation why is my body still inflamed! My ankles are also always swollen so I think I'm going to try not taking it and see what happens.”

2 / 10

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