Generic Name: meloxicam (mel OKS i kam)
Brand Name: Mobic, Qmiiz ODT, Vivlodex
What is Vivlodex?
Vivlodex is for use in adults children at least 2 years old. The Vivlodex brand of meloxicam is for use only in adults.
Vivlodex may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Vivlodex can increase your risk of fatal heart attack or stroke. Do not use Vivlodex 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
Vivlodex 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).
Vivlodex 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 take Vivlodex disintegrating tablets (Qmiiz ODT) if you have phenylketonuria (PKU). This form of meloxicam contains phenylalanine.
Tell your doctor if you have ever had:
a heart attack, stroke, or blood clot;
ulcers or bleeding in your stomach;
kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis);
liver disease; or
Taking Vivlodex during the last 3 months of pregnancy may harm the unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
Vivlodex 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.
Vivlodex is not approved for use by anyone younger than 2 years old.
How should I take Vivlodex?
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 Vivlodex 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 Vivlodex. Avoid medication errors by using only the form and strength your doctor prescribes.
Vivlodex 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 Vivlodex?
Avoid alcohol. Heavy drinking can increase your risk of stomach bleeding.
Avoid taking aspirin while you are taking Vivlodex.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using other medicines for pain, fever, swelling, or cold/flu symptoms. They may contain ingredients similar to Vivlodex (such as aspirin, ibuprofen, ketoprofen, or naproxen).
Vivlodex 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 Vivlodex 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;
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:
cold symptoms, flu symptoms.
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 Vivlodex?
Ask your doctor before using Vivlodex 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:
heart or blood pressure medication, including a diuretic or "water pill"; or
steroid medicine (such as prednisone).
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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