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Qmiiz ODT

Generic Name: meloxicam (mel OKS i kam)
Brand Name: Mobic, Qmiiz ODT, Vivlodex

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com on Apr 25, 2019 – Written by Cerner Multum

What is Qmiiz ODT?

Qmiiz ODT is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is used to treat pain or inflammation caused by osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.

Qmiiz ODT is for use in adults children at least 2 years old. The Vivlodex brand of meloxicam is for use only in adults.

Qmiiz ODT may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Important Information

Qmiiz ODT can increase your risk of fatal heart attack or stroke. Do not use Qmiiz ODT just before or after heart bypass surgery (coronary artery bypass graft, or CABG). This medicine may also cause stomach or intestinal bleeding, which can be fatal.

Before taking this medicine

Qmiiz ODT can increase your risk of fatal heart attack or stroke, even if you don't have any risk factors. Do not use this medicine just before or after heart bypass surgery (coronary artery bypass graft, or CABG).

Qmiiz ODT may also cause stomach or intestinal bleeding, which can be fatal. These conditions can occur without warning while you are using this medicine, especially in older adults.

You should not use Qmiiz ODT if you are allergic to it, or if you have ever had an asthma attack or severe allergic reaction after taking aspirin or an NSAID.

You should not take Qmiiz ODT disintegrating tablets (Qmiiz ODT) if you have phenylketonuria (PKU). This form of meloxicam contains phenylalanine.

Tell your doctor if you have ever had:

Taking Qmiiz ODT during the last 3 months of pregnancy may harm the unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

Qmiiz ODT may cause a delay in ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary). You should not take this medicine if you are undergoing fertility treatment, or are otherwise trying to get pregnant.

It may not be safe to breastfeed while using this medicine. Ask your doctor about any risk.

Qmiiz ODT is not approved for use by anyone younger than 2 years old.

How should I take Qmiiz ODT?

Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides. Use the lowest dose that is effective in treating your condition.

You may take Qmiiz ODT with or without food.

Shake the oral suspension (liquid) before you measure a dose. Use the dosing syringe provided, or use a medicine dose-measuring device (not a kitchen spoon).

Remove an orally disintegrating tablet from the package only when you are ready to take the medicine. Place the tablet in your mouth and allow it to dissolve, without chewing. Swallow several times as the tablet dissolves.

Your dose needs may change if you switch to a different brand, strength, or form of Qmiiz ODT. Avoid medication errors by using only the form and strength your doctor prescribes.

Qmiiz ODT doses are based on weight (especially in children and teenagers). Your dose needs may change if you gain or lose weight.

If you use this medicine long-term, you may need frequent medical tests.

Store at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep the bottle tightly closed when not in use.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the medicine as soon as you can, but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not take two doses at one time.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

What should I avoid while taking Qmiiz ODT?

Avoid alcohol. Heavy drinking can increase your risk of stomach bleeding.

Avoid taking aspirin while you are taking Qmiiz ODT.

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using other medicines for pain, fever, swelling, or cold/flu symptoms. They may contain ingredients similar to Qmiiz ODT (such as aspirin, ibuprofen, ketoprofen, or naproxen).

Qmiiz ODT side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction (hives, difficult breathing, swelling in your face or throat) or a severe skin reaction (fever, sore throat, burning eyes, skin pain, red or purple skin rash with blistering and peeling).

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of a heart attack or stroke: chest pain spreading to your jaw or shoulder, sudden numbness or weakness on one side of the body, slurred speech, leg swelling, feeling short of breath.

Stop using Qmiiz ODT and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • the first sign of any skin rash, no matter how mild;

  • shortness of breath (even with mild exertion);

  • swelling or rapid weight gain;

  • signs of stomach bleeding--bloody or tarry stools, coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds;

  • liver problems--nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, tired feeling, flu-like symptoms, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);

  • low red blood cells (anemia)--pale skin, unusual tiredness, feeling light-headed, cold hands and feet; or

  • kidney problems--little or no urination, swelling in your feet or ankles, feeling tired or short of breath.

Common side effects may include:

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect Qmiiz ODT?

Ask your doctor before using Qmiiz ODT if you take an antidepressant. Taking certain antidepressants with an NSAID may cause you to bruise or bleed easily.

Tell your doctor about all your other medicines, especially:

This list is not complete. Other drugs may affect Qmiiz ODT, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible drug interactions are listed here.

Further information

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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