Meloxican is a common misspelling of meloxicam.
What is meloxicam (meloxican)?
Meloxicam (meloxican) is a prescription medicine belonging to a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). NSAIDs treat the symptoms of pain and inflammation. They do not treat the disease that causes those symptoms. Meloxicam (meloxican) works by reducing the levels of hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body.
Meloxicam (meloxican) is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and juvenile arthritis. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Meloxicam (meloxican) is COX-2 selective, which means it causes less stomach problems than traditional NSAIDs.
The usual dose of meloxicam (meloxican) is 7.5 mg, taken as a single dose each day. For patients with kidney problems undergoing dialysis, the maximum recommended daily dose is 7.5 mg.
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Frequently asked questions
- Meloxicam vs Ibuprofen, what's the difference?
- Which painkiller should you use?
- Can I take Meloxicam and Aleve or Tylenol together?
- How long do I wait after taking 400 mg ibuprofen to take 15 mg of meloxicam?
- Is meloxicam very similar to Celebrex?
- Can meloxicam cause drowsiness and headache?
- Is meloxicam a narcotic?
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