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S1435 LEAFLET Mobic 20120420 (Man. 1)

PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET
MOBIC TABLETS 7.5mg
(meloxicam)
Your medicine is marketed using the above names but will be
referred to as Mobic Tablets throughout the following patient
information leaflet. Your medicine is available in two strengths. Your
doctor will have decided which strength you need.
Please read this information leaflet about Mobic Tablets carefully
before you start using your medicine. It contains all the information
you should need to know. If you have any further questions or are
not sure about anything, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Please
keep this leaflet in a safe place, you may wish to refer to it again.
Each tablet contains 7.5mg of the active ingredient, meloxicam, in a
round, pale yellow tablets marked ‘59D’ each side of a breakline on
one side with a company logo on the other side.
Mobic Tablets also contain the following: sodium citrate dihydrate,
lactose monohydrate, microcrystalline cellulose, povidone,
anhydrous colloidal silica, crospovidone and magnesium stearate.







You are elderly
You have heart, liver or kidney disease
You have diabetes
You have hypovolaemia (reduced blood volume) which may
occur if you have serious blood loss or burns, surgery or low
fluid intake
You have ever been diagnosed with high potassium levels in
the blood.

Your doctor may monitor your progress whilst on treatment.
Warnings
Medicines such as MOBIC Tablets may be associated with a small
increased risk of heart attack (“myocardial infarction”) or stroke. Any
risk is more likely with high doses and prolonged treatment. Do not
exceed the recommended dose or duration of treatment.
If you have heart problems, previous stroke or think that you might
be at risk of these conditions (for example if you have high blood
pressure, diabetes or high cholesterol or are a smoker) you should
discuss your treatment with your doctor or pharmacist.

Mobic Tablets are available as blister packs of 20, 30 and 60
tablets.

Pregnancy
This product should not be used during pregnancy. If you are
planning to become pregnant, if you think or know you are pregnant
you should talk to your doctor for advice.

Mobic is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) which is
used to reduce inflammation and pain in the joints and muscles.

Breast feeding
This product should not be given to breast feeding mothers.

POM PL19488/1435 Mobic Tablets 7.5mg

Driving and using machinery
Visual disturbances, drowsiness, vertigo (dizziness) may occur with
this product. If affected do not drive or operate machinery.

These tablets are made by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma KG,
Binger Strasse 173, D-55216 Ingelheim AM Rhein, Germany. They
are procured from within the EU and repackaged by the Parallel
Import Product Licence holder: S&M Medical Ltd, Chemilines
House, AlpertonLane, Wembley, Middlesex, HA0 1DX, England.
Warnings and precautions:
This product contains lactose. If you have been told by your doctor
that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor
before taking this medicinal product.
How does this medicine work?
Mobic Tablets are used in the short-term treatment of flare ups of
osteoarthritis, and for the long-term treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
and ankylosing spondylitis.
Before taking your medicine
Do not take this medicine if:
 You are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or if you are
breast feeding
 You are allergic to Mobic or to any of the other ingredients listed
 You are allergic to aspirin or other anti-inflammatory medicines
 You have ever suffered from wheezing, nasal polyps (nasal
obstruction due to swellings in the lining in your nose) along
with a runny nose, swelling of the skin, urticaria (nettle rash)
when taking aspirin or other anti-inflammatory medicines
 You have or have ever had a gastrointestinal ulcer (ulcer of the
stomach or intestines)
 You have any kind of bleeding disorder or have ever suffered
from gastrointestinal bleeding (bleeding in the stomach or
intestines) or cerebrovascular bleeding (bleeding in the brain)
 You have serious liver disease
 You have serious kidney disease and are not undergoing
dialysis
 You have severe heart failure.
Take special care when taking this medicine if:
 You have ever suffered from oesophagitis (inflammation of the
gullet) or gastritis (inflammation of the stomach) or any other
gastrointestinal disease e.g. ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease
 You have high blood pressure

Information about lactose
This product contains lactose. If you have been told by your doctor
that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor
before taking this medicine.
Taking other medicines.
As Mobic Tablets may affect or be affected by other medicines,
please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, or have
recently taken any other medicines, even those not prescribed. In
particular please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are
taking/have taken any of the following:
 Other anti-inflammatory drugs, including aspirin
 Medicines which prevent blood clotting eg. Warfarin
 Medicines which break down blood clots (thrombolytics)
 Medicines to treat high blood pressure
 Corticosteroids
 Ciclosporin - a medicine often used after organ transplants, or
for severe skin conditions, rheumatoid arthritis or nephrotic
syndrome
 Any diuretic medicine (“water tablets”). Your doctor may monitor
your kidney function if you are taking diuretics
 Lithium - a medicine used to treat mood disorders
 Selective Serotonin re-uptake inhibitors used in the treatment of
depression
 Methotrexate - a medicine mainly used to treat tumours or
severe uncontrolled skin conditions and active rheumatoid
arthritis
 Cholestyramine - mainly used to lower cholesterol levels.
You are a woman who uses an intrauterine contraceptive device
(IUD), usually known as a coil. If in doubt, ask your doctor or
pharmacist
Taking your medicines.
Follow your doctor’s instructions about when and how to take your
medicine and always read the label. The usual recommended
doses are given below:
Flare-ups of osteoarthritis:
Mobic Tablet 7.5 mg strength once a day. This may be increased to
15 mg strength once a day.
Rheumatoid arthritis:
Mobic Tablet 15 mg strength once a day. This may be reduced to
7.5 mg strength once a day.
Ankylosing spondylitis:
Mobic Tablet 15 mg strength once a day. This may be reduced to
7.5 mg strength once a day.

S1435 LEAFLET Mobic 20120420 (Man. 1)

The tablets should be swallowed with water, or another drink,
during a meal.
Do not exceed the recommended maximum dose of 15 mg a
day.
If any of the statements listed under the heading ‘Take special care
when taking this medicine if’ apply to you, your doctor may restrict
your dose to 7.5 mg strength once a day.
Mobic Tablets should not be given to children under 15 years of
age.
If you feel that the effect of Mobic Tablets is too strong or too weak,
talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
If you take more Mobic Tablets than you should, talk to your doctor
or pharmacist immediately.
If you forget to take Mobic Tablets do not take a double dose to
make up for the missed dose.
If after several days you do not feel any improvement in your
condition then you should talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Side-effects
All medicines can cause side effects. Medicines such as Mobic
Tablets may be associated with a small increased risk of heart
attack (“myocardial infarction”) or stroke.
The side effects described below have been experienced by people
taking meloxicam and they are listed as either common, uncommon
or rare. If a side effect is listed as
 Common it has been experienced by between 1 in 10 and 1 in
100 people
 Uncommon it has been experienced by between 1 in 100 and 1
in 1000 people
 Rare it has been experienced by between 1 in 1000 and 1 in
10000 people.
Side effects associated with the digestive system (stomach
and intestines)
Common: indigestion, feeling sick or being sick, abdominal pain,
constipation, flatulence, diarrhoea
Uncommon: gastrointestinal bleeding (causing offensive, tarcoloured stools), ulcers of the stomach or intestines, inflammation
or soreness of the mouth or the gullet
Rare: gastrointestinal perforation (a hole in the wall of the bowel),
inflammation or soreness of the stomach or the colon
Ulcers of the stomach or intestines, gastrointestinal bleeding and
gastrointestinal perforation can occur at any time and can
sometimes be severe, especially in the elderly and very rarely have
been fatal.
If you have a history of gastrointestinal symptoms whilst taking antiinflammatory drugs, your doctor may monitor your progress whilst
on treatment.
Side effects associated with the skin
Common: itching, rash
Uncommon: urticaria (nettle rash)
Rare: severe blistering of the skin or peeling, swelling around the
eyes, lips and face, rashes caused by exposure to sunlight
Side effects associated with the central nervous system
Common: lightheadedness, headache
Uncommon: vertigo (dizziness), tinnitus (noises in the ear),
drowsiness
Rare: confusion, mood disorders, insomnia (inability to sleep),
nightmares
If affected by any of these side effects do not drive or operate
machinery.

Side effects associated with the eye
Rare: visual disturbances, for example blurred vision
If affected by visual disturbances do not drive or operate machinery.
Side effects associated with the cardiovascular system
Common: swelling caused by fluid retention, including swollen
ankles/legs
Uncommon: palpitations, increase in blood pressure, hot flushes
Side effects associated with the blood
Common: anaemia
Uncommon: abnormality of white blood cell or platelet numbers
Side effects associated with the immune system and with the
respiratory system
Rare: severe allergic reactions which may include fainting,
shortness of breath and skin reactions. Asthma attacks (seen in
people who are allergic to aspirin or other non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs)
If you suffer from an allergic reaction or asthma attack after taking
Mobic Tablets, seek medical advice immediately.
Side effects associated with the liver
Uncommon: changes in tests of liver function
Rare: inflammation of the liver (hepatitis)
Side effects associated with the kidney
Uncommon: salt and water retention, increased potassium levels in
the blood, changes in tests of kidney function
Rare: kidney failure
The following side effects have been seen with other medicines
similar to Mobic Tablets but have not yet been reported by patients
taking Mobic Tablets:
Changes to the kidney structure resulting in kidney failure: isolated
cases kidney inflammation, death of some of the cells within the
kidney, proteinuria (protein in the urine).
If you experience any of these side effects and they persist or
become troublesome, consult your doctor.
If you experience any other side effects not mentioned above,
consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Expiry Date:
Do not use after the expiry date printed on the carton or blister
label.
Storage:
Do not store above 25°C. Store in original package.
KEEP ALL MEDICINES OUT OF THE REACH AND SIGHT OF
CHILDREN.
If your doctor tells you to stop using the medicine, please take it
back to the pharmacist for safe disposal. Only keep the medicine if
your doctor tells you to.
If the medicine becomes discoloured or shows any other signs of
deterioration, you should seek the advice of your pharmacist who
will tell you what to do.
IMPORTANT:
This medicine is for YOUR use only. It can only be prescribed by a
doctor. Never give it to anyone else. It may harm them even if their
symptoms are the same as yours.
This leaflet does not contain the complete information about your
medicine. If you have any questions, or are not sure about anything,
ask your doctor or pharmacist, who has access to additional
information.
Leaflet prepared: 20 April 2012.
Mobic is a registered trademark of Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma
GmbH & Co KG, Germany.
S1435 LEAFLET Mobic 20120420 (Man. 1)

S1435 LEAFLET Meloxicam 20120420 (Man. 1)

PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET
MELOXICAM TABLETS 7.5mg
Your medicine is marketed using the above names but will be
referred to as Meloxicam Tablets throughout the following patient
information leaflet. Your medicine is available in two strengths. Your
doctor will have decided which strength you need.
Please read this information leaflet about Meloxicam Tablets
carefully before you start using your medicine. It contains all the
information you should need to know. If you have any further
questions or are not sure about anything, ask your doctor or
pharmacist. Please keep this leaflet in a safe place, you may wish
to refer to it again.
Each tablet contains 7.5mg of the active ingredient, meloxicam, in a
round, pale yellow tablets marked ‘59D’ each side of a breakline on
one side with a company logo on the other side.
Meloxicam Tablets also contain the following: sodium citrate
dihydrate, lactose monohydrate, microcrystalline cellulose,
povidone, anhydrous colloidal silica, crospovidone and magnesium
stearate.
Meloxicam Tablets are available as blister packs of 20, 30 and 60
tablets.
Meloxicam is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) which
is used to reduce inflammation and pain in the joints and muscles.
POM

PL19488/1435 Meloxicam Tablets 7.5mg

These tablets are made by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma KG,
Binger Strasse 173, D-55216 Ingelheim AM Rhein, Germany. They
are procured from within the EU and repackaged by the Parallel
Import Product Licence holder: S&M Medical Ltd, Chemilines
House, AlpertonLane, Wembley, Middlesex, HA0 1DX, England.
Warnings and precautions:
This product contains lactose. If you have been told by your doctor
that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor
before taking this medicinal product.
How does this medicine work?
Meloxicam Tablets are used in the short-term treatment of flare ups
of osteoarthritis, and for the long-term treatment of rheumatoid
arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis.
Before taking your medicine
Do not take this medicine if:
 You are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or if you are
breast feeding
 You are allergic to Meloxicam or to any of the other ingredients
listed
 You are allergic to aspirin or other anti-inflammatory medicines
 You have ever suffered from wheezing, nasal polyps (nasal
obstruction due to swellings in the lining in your nose) along
with a runny nose, swelling of the skin, urticaria (nettle rash)
when taking aspirin or other anti-inflammatory medicines
 You have or have ever had a gastrointestinal ulcer (ulcer of the
stomach or intestines)
 You have any kind of bleeding disorder or have ever suffered
from gastrointestinal bleeding (bleeding in the stomach or
intestines) or cerebrovascular bleeding (bleeding in the brain)
 You have serious liver disease
 You have serious kidney disease and are not undergoing
dialysis
 You have severe heart failure.
Take special care when taking this medicine if:
 You have ever suffered from oesophagitis (inflammation of the
gullet) or gastritis (inflammation of the stomach) or any other
gastrointestinal disease e.g. ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease
 You have high blood pressure







You are elderly
You have heart, liver or kidney disease
You have diabetes
You have hypovolaemia (reduced blood volume) which may
occur if you have serious blood loss or burns, surgery or low
fluid intake
You have ever been diagnosed with high potassium levels in
the blood.

Your doctor may monitor your progress whilst on treatment.
Warnings
Medicines such as MELOXICAM Tablets may be associated with a
small increased risk of heart attack (“myocardial infarction”) or
stroke. Any risk is more likely with high doses and prolonged
treatment. Do not exceed the recommended dose or duration of
treatment.
If you have heart problems, previous stroke or think that you might
be at risk of these conditions (for example if you have high blood
pressure, diabetes or high cholesterol or are a smoker) you should
discuss your treatment with your doctor or pharmacist.
Pregnancy
This product should not be used during pregnancy. If you are
planning to become pregnant, if you think or know you are pregnant
you should talk to your doctor for advice.
Breast feeding
This product should not be given to breast feeding mothers.
Driving and using machinery
Visual disturbances, drowsiness, vertigo (dizziness) may occur with
this product. If affected do not drive or operate machinery.
Information about lactose
This product contains lactose. If you have been told by your doctor
that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor
before taking this medicine.
Taking other medicines.
As Meloxicam Tablets may affect or be affected by other medicines,
please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, or have
recently taken any other medicines, even those not prescribed. In
particular please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are
taking/have taken any of the following:
 Other anti-inflammatory drugs, including aspirin
 Medicines which prevent blood clotting eg. Warfarin
 Medicines which break down blood clots (thrombolytics)
 Medicines to treat high blood pressure
 Corticosteroids
 Ciclosporin - a medicine often used after organ transplants, or
for severe skin conditions, rheumatoid arthritis or nephrotic
syndrome
 Any diuretic medicine (“water tablets”). Your doctor may monitor
your kidney function if you are taking diuretics
 Lithium - a medicine used to treat mood disorders
 Selective Serotonin re-uptake inhibitors used in the treatment of
depression
 Methotrexate - a medicine mainly used to treat tumours or
severe uncontrolled skin conditions and active rheumatoid
arthritis
 Cholestyramine - mainly used to lower cholesterol levels.
You are a woman who uses an intrauterine contraceptive device
(IUD), usually known as a coil. If in doubt, ask your doctor or
pharmacist
Taking your medicines.
Follow your doctor’s instructions about when and how to take your
medicine and always read the label. The usual recommended
doses are given below:
Flare-ups of osteoarthritis:
Meloxicam Tablet 7.5 mg strength once a day. This may be
increased to 15 mg strength once a day.
Rheumatoid arthritis:
Meloxicam Tablet 15 mg strength once a day. This may be reduced
to 7.5 mg strength once a day.
Ankylosing spondylitis:
Meloxicam Tablet 15 mg strength once a day. This may be reduced
to 7.5 mg strength once a day.

S1435 LEAFLET Meloxicam 20120420 (Man. 1)

The tablets should be swallowed with water, or another drink,
during a meal.
Do not exceed the recommended maximum dose of 15 mg a
day.
If any of the statements listed under the heading ‘Take special care
when taking this medicine if’ apply to you, your doctor may restrict
your dose to 7.5 mg strength once a day.
Meloxicam Tablets should not be given to children under 15 years
of age.
If you feel that the effect of Meloxicam Tablets is too strong or too
weak, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
If you take more Meloxicam Tablets than you should, talk to your
doctor or pharmacist immediately.
If you forget to take Meloxicam Tablets do not take a double dose to
make up for the missed dose.
If after several days you do not feel any improvement in your
condition then you should talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Side-effects
All medicines can cause side effects. Medicines such as Meloxicam
Tablets may be associated with a small increased risk of heart
attack (“myocardial infarction”) or stroke.
The side effects described below have been experienced by people
taking meloxicam and they are listed as either common, uncommon
or rare. If a side effect is listed as
 Common it has been experienced by between 1 in 10 and 1 in
100 people
 Uncommon it has been experienced by between 1 in 100 and 1
in 1000 people
 Rare it has been experienced by between 1 in 1000 and 1 in
10000 people.
Side effects associated with the digestive system (stomach
and intestines)
Common: indigestion, feeling sick or being sick, abdominal pain,
constipation, flatulence, diarrhoea
Uncommon: gastrointestinal bleeding (causing offensive, tarcoloured stools), ulcers of the stomach or intestines, inflammation
or soreness of the mouth or the gullet
Rare: gastrointestinal perforation (a hole in the wall of the bowel),
inflammation or soreness of the stomach or the colon
Ulcers of the stomach or intestines, gastrointestinal bleeding and
gastrointestinal perforation can occur at any time and can
sometimes be severe, especially in the elderly and very rarely have
been fatal.
If you have a history of gastrointestinal symptoms whilst taking antiinflammatory drugs, your doctor may monitor your progress whilst
on treatment.
Side effects associated with the skin
Common: itching, rash
Uncommon: urticaria (nettle rash)
Rare: severe blistering of the skin or peeling, swelling around the
eyes, lips and face, rashes caused by exposure to sunlight
Side effects associated with the central nervous system
Common: lightheadedness, headache
Uncommon: vertigo (dizziness), tinnitus (noises in the ear),
drowsiness
Rare: confusion, mood disorders, insomnia (inability to sleep),
nightmares
If affected by any of these side effects do not drive or operate
machinery.

Side effects associated with the eye
Rare: visual disturbances, for example blurred vision
If affected by visual disturbances do not drive or operate machinery.
Side effects associated with the cardiovascular system
Common: swelling caused by fluid retention, including swollen
ankles/legs
Uncommon: palpitations, increase in blood pressure, hot flushes
Side effects associated with the blood
Common: anaemia
Uncommon: abnormality of white blood cell or platelet numbers
Side effects associated with the immune system and with the
respiratory system
Rare: severe allergic reactions which may include fainting,
shortness of breath and skin reactions. Asthma attacks (seen in
people who are allergic to aspirin or other non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs)
If you suffer from an allergic reaction or asthma attack after taking
Meloxicam Tablets, seek medical advice immediately.
Side effects associated with the liver
Uncommon: changes in tests of liver function
Rare: inflammation of the liver (hepatitis)
Side effects associated with the kidney
Uncommon: salt and water retention, increased potassium levels in
the blood, changes in tests of kidney function
Rare: kidney failure
The following side effects have been seen with other medicines
similar to Meloxicam Tablets but have not yet been reported by
patients taking Meloxicam Tablets:
Changes to the kidney structure resulting in kidney failure: isolated
cases kidney inflammation, death of some of the cells within the
kidney, proteinuria (protein in the urine).
If you experience any of these side effects and they persist or
become troublesome, consult your doctor.
If you experience any other side effects not mentioned above,
consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Expiry Date:
Do not use after the expiry date printed on the carton or blister
label.
Storage:
Do not store above 25°C. Store in original package.
KEEP ALL MEDICINES OUT OF THE REACH AND SIGHT OF
CHILDREN.
If your doctor tells you to stop using the medicine, please take it
back to the pharmacist for safe disposal. Only keep the medicine if
your doctor tells you to.
If the medicine becomes discoloured or shows any other signs of
deterioration, you should seek the advice of your pharmacist who
will tell you what to do.
IMPORTANT:
This medicine is for YOUR use only. It can only be prescribed by a
doctor. Never give it to anyone else. It may harm them even if their
symptoms are the same as yours.
This leaflet does not contain the complete information about your
medicine. If you have any questions, or are not sure about anything,
ask your doctor or pharmacist, who has access to additional
information.
Leaflet prepared: 20 April 2012.
S1435 LEAFLET Meloxicam 20120420 (Man. 1)

S1435 LEAFLET Mobic 20120420 (Man. 2)

PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET
MOBIC TABLETS 7.5mg
(meloxicam)
Your medicine is marketed using the above names but will be
referred to as Mobic Tablets throughout the following patient
information leaflet. Your medicine is available in two strengths. Your
doctor will have decided which strength you need.
Please read this information leaflet about Mobic Tablets carefully
before you start using your medicine. It contains all the information
you should need to know. If you have any further questions or are
not sure about anything, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Please
keep this leaflet in a safe place, you may wish to refer to it again.
Each tablet contains 7.5mg of the active ingredient, meloxicam, in a
round, pale yellow tablets marked ‘59D’ each side of a breakline on
one side with a company logo on the other side.
Mobic Tablets also contain the following: sodium citrate dihydrate,
lactose monohydrate, microcrystalline cellulose, povidone,
anhydrous colloidal silica, crospovidone and magnesium stearate.







You are elderly
You have heart, liver or kidney disease
You have diabetes
You have hypovolaemia (reduced blood volume) which may
occur if you have serious blood loss or burns, surgery or low
fluid intake
You have ever been diagnosed with high potassium levels in
the blood.

Your doctor may monitor your progress whilst on treatment.
Warnings
Medicines such as MOBIC Tablets may be associated with a small
increased risk of heart attack (“myocardial infarction”) or stroke. Any
risk is more likely with high doses and prolonged treatment. Do not
exceed the recommended dose or duration of treatment.
If you have heart problems, previous stroke or think that you might
be at risk of these conditions (for example if you have high blood
pressure, diabetes or high cholesterol or are a smoker) you should
discuss your treatment with your doctor or pharmacist.

Mobic Tablets are available as blister packs of 20, 30 and 60
tablets.

Pregnancy
This product should not be used during pregnancy. If you are
planning to become pregnant, if you think or know you are pregnant
you should talk to your doctor for advice.

Mobic is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) which is
used to reduce inflammation and pain in the joints and muscles.

Breast feeding
This product should not be given to breast feeding mothers.

POM

Driving and using machinery
Visual disturbances, drowsiness, vertigo (dizziness) may occur with
this product. If affected do not drive or operate machinery.

PL19488/1435 Mobic Tablets 7.5mg

These tablets are made by Boehringer Ingelheim Hellas S.A.,
Koropi, Greece. They are procured from within the EU and
repackaged by the Parallel Import Product Licence holder: S&M
Medical Ltd, Chemilines House, AlpertonLane, Wembley,
Middlesex, HA0 1DX, England.
Warnings and precautions:
This product contains lactose. If you have been told by your doctor
that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor
before taking this medicinal product.
How does this medicine work?
Mobic Tablets are used in the short-term treatment of flare ups of
osteoarthritis, and for the long-term treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
and ankylosing spondylitis.
Before taking your medicine
Do not take this medicine if:
 You are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or if you are
breast feeding
 You are allergic to Mobic or to any of the other ingredients listed
 You are allergic to aspirin or other anti-inflammatory medicines
 You have ever suffered from wheezing, nasal polyps (nasal
obstruction due to swellings in the lining in your nose) along
with a runny nose, swelling of the skin, urticaria (nettle rash)
when taking aspirin or other anti-inflammatory medicines
 You have or have ever had a gastrointestinal ulcer (ulcer of the
stomach or intestines)
 You have any kind of bleeding disorder or have ever suffered
from gastrointestinal bleeding (bleeding in the stomach or
intestines) or cerebrovascular bleeding (bleeding in the brain)
 You have serious liver disease
 You have serious kidney disease and are not undergoing
dialysis
 You have severe heart failure.
Take special care when taking this medicine if:
 You have ever suffered from oesophagitis (inflammation of the
gullet) or gastritis (inflammation of the stomach) or any other
gastrointestinal disease e.g. ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease
 You have high blood pressure

Information about lactose
This product contains lactose. If you have been told by your doctor
that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor
before taking this medicine.
Taking other medicines.
As Mobic Tablets may affect or be affected by other medicines,
please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, or have
recently taken any other medicines, even those not prescribed. In
particular please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are
taking/have taken any of the following:
 Other anti-inflammatory drugs, including aspirin
 Medicines which prevent blood clotting eg. Warfarin
 Medicines which break down blood clots (thrombolytics)
 Medicines to treat high blood pressure
 Corticosteroids
 Ciclosporin - a medicine often used after organ transplants, or
for severe skin conditions, rheumatoid arthritis or nephrotic
syndrome
 Any diuretic medicine (“water tablets”). Your doctor may monitor
your kidney function if you are taking diuretics
 Lithium - a medicine used to treat mood disorders
 Selective Serotonin re-uptake inhibitors used in the treatment of
depression
 Methotrexate - a medicine mainly used to treat tumours or
severe uncontrolled skin conditions and active rheumatoid
arthritis
 Cholestyramine - mainly used to lower cholesterol levels.
You are a woman who uses an intrauterine contraceptive device
(IUD), usually known as a coil. If in doubt, ask your doctor or
pharmacist
Taking your medicines.
Follow your doctor’s instructions about when and how to take your
medicine and always read the label. The usual recommended
doses are given below:
Flare-ups of osteoarthritis:
Mobic Tablet 7.5 mg strength once a day. This may be increased to
15 mg strength once a day.
Rheumatoid arthritis:
Mobic Tablet 15 mg strength once a day. This may be reduced to
7.5 mg strength once a day.
Ankylosing spondylitis:
Mobic Tablet 15 mg strength once a day. This may be reduced to
7.5 mg strength once a day.

S1435 LEAFLET Mobic 20120420 (Man. 2)

The tablets should be swallowed with water, or another drink,
during a meal.
Do not exceed the recommended maximum dose of 15 mg a
day.
If any of the statements listed under the heading ‘Take special care
when taking this medicine if’ apply to you, your doctor may restrict
your dose to 7.5 mg strength once a day.
Mobic Tablets should not be given to children under 15 years of
age.
If you feel that the effect of Mobic Tablets is too strong or too weak,
talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
If you take more Mobic Tablets than you should, talk to your doctor
or pharmacist immediately.
If you forget to take Mobic Tablets do not take a double dose to
make up for the missed dose.
If after several days you do not feel any improvement in your
condition then you should talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Side-effects
All medicines can cause side effects. Medicines such as Mobic
Tablets may be associated with a small increased risk of heart
attack (“myocardial infarction”) or stroke.
The side effects described below have been experienced by people
taking meloxicam and they are listed as either common, uncommon
or rare. If a side effect is listed as
 Common it has been experienced by between 1 in 10 and 1 in
100 people
 Uncommon it has been experienced by between 1 in 100 and 1
in 1000 people
 Rare it has been experienced by between 1 in 1000 and 1 in
10000 people.
Side effects associated with the digestive system (stomach
and intestines)
Common: indigestion, feeling sick or being sick, abdominal pain,
constipation, flatulence, diarrhoea
Uncommon: gastrointestinal bleeding (causing offensive, tarcoloured stools), ulcers of the stomach or intestines, inflammation
or soreness of the mouth or the gullet
Rare: gastrointestinal perforation (a hole in the wall of the bowel),
inflammation or soreness of the stomach or the colon
Ulcers of the stomach or intestines, gastrointestinal bleeding and
gastrointestinal perforation can occur at any time and can
sometimes be severe, especially in the elderly and very rarely have
been fatal.
If you have a history of gastrointestinal symptoms whilst taking antiinflammatory drugs, your doctor may monitor your progress whilst
on treatment.
Side effects associated with the skin
Common: itching, rash
Uncommon: urticaria (nettle rash)
Rare: severe blistering of the skin or peeling, swelling around the
eyes, lips and face, rashes caused by exposure to sunlight
Side effects associated with the central nervous system
Common: lightheadedness, headache
Uncommon: vertigo (dizziness), tinnitus (noises in the ear),
drowsiness
Rare: confusion, mood disorders, insomnia (inability to sleep),
nightmares
If affected by any of these side effects do not drive or operate
machinery.

Side effects associated with the eye
Rare: visual disturbances, for example blurred vision
If affected by visual disturbances do not drive or operate machinery.
Side effects associated with the cardiovascular system
Common: swelling caused by fluid retention, including swollen
ankles/legs
Uncommon: palpitations, increase in blood pressure, hot flushes
Side effects associated with the blood
Common: anaemia
Uncommon: abnormality of white blood cell or platelet numbers
Side effects associated with the immune system and with the
respiratory system
Rare: severe allergic reactions which may include fainting,
shortness of breath and skin reactions. Asthma attacks (seen in
people who are allergic to aspirin or other non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs)
If you suffer from an allergic reaction or asthma attack after taking
Mobic Tablets, seek medical advice immediately.
Side effects associated with the liver
Uncommon: changes in tests of liver function
Rare: inflammation of the liver (hepatitis)
Side effects associated with the kidney
Uncommon: salt and water retention, increased potassium levels in
the blood, changes in tests of kidney function
Rare: kidney failure
The following side effects have been seen with other medicines
similar to Mobic Tablets but have not yet been reported by patients
taking Mobic Tablets:
Changes to the kidney structure resulting in kidney failure: isolated
cases kidney inflammation, death of some of the cells within the
kidney, proteinuria (protein in the urine).
If you experience any of these side effects and they persist or
become troublesome, consult your doctor.
If you experience any other side effects not mentioned above,
consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Expiry Date:
Do not use after the expiry date printed on the carton or blister
label.
Storage:
Do not store above 25°C. Store in original package.
KEEP ALL MEDICINES OUT OF THE REACH AND SIGHT OF
CHILDREN.
If your doctor tells you to stop using the medicine, please take it
back to the pharmacist for safe disposal. Only keep the medicine if
your doctor tells you to.
If the medicine becomes discoloured or shows any other signs of
deterioration, you should seek the advice of your pharmacist who
will tell you what to do.
IMPORTANT:
This medicine is for YOUR use only. It can only be prescribed by a
doctor. Never give it to anyone else. It may harm them even if their
symptoms are the same as yours.
This leaflet does not contain the complete information about your
medicine. If you have any questions, or are not sure about anything,
ask your doctor or pharmacist, who has access to additional
information.
Leaflet prepared: 20 April 2012.
Mobic is a registered trademark of Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma
GmbH & Co KG, Germany.
S1435 LEAFLET Mobic 20120420 (Man. 2)

S1435 LEAFLET Meloxicam 20120420 (Man. 2)

PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET
MELOXICAM TABLETS 7.5mg
Your medicine is marketed using the above names but will be
referred to as Meloxicam Tablets throughout the following patient
information leaflet. Your medicine is available in two strengths. Your
doctor will have decided which strength you need.
Please read this information leaflet about Meloxicam Tablets
carefully before you start using your medicine. It contains all the
information you should need to know. If you have any further
questions or are not sure about anything, ask your doctor or
pharmacist. Please keep this leaflet in a safe place, you may wish
to refer to it again.
Each tablet contains 7.5mg of the active ingredient, meloxicam, in a
round, pale yellow tablets marked ‘59D’ each side of a breakline on
one side with a company logo on the other side.
Meloxicam Tablets also contain the following: sodium citrate
dihydrate, lactose monohydrate, microcrystalline cellulose,
povidone, anhydrous colloidal silica, crospovidone and magnesium
stearate.
Meloxicam Tablets are available as blister packs of 20, 30 and 60
tablets.
Meloxicam is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) which
is used to reduce inflammation and pain in the joints and muscles.
POM

PL19488/1435 Meloxicam Tablets 7.5mg

These tablets are made by Boehringer Ingelheim Hellas S.A.,
Koropi, Greece. They are procured from within the EU and
repackaged by the Parallel Import Product Licence holder: S&M
Medical Ltd, Chemilines House, AlpertonLane, Wembley,
Middlesex, HA0 1DX, England.
Warnings and precautions:
This product contains lactose. If you have been told by your doctor
that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor
before taking this medicinal product.
How does this medicine work?
Meloxicam Tablets are used in the short-term treatment of flare ups
of osteoarthritis, and for the long-term treatment of rheumatoid
arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis.
Before taking your medicine
Do not take this medicine if:
 You are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or if you are
breast feeding
 You are allergic to Meloxicam or to any of the other ingredients
listed
 You are allergic to aspirin or other anti-inflammatory medicines
 You have ever suffered from wheezing, nasal polyps (nasal
obstruction due to swellings in the lining in your nose) along
with a runny nose, swelling of the skin, urticaria (nettle rash)
when taking aspirin or other anti-inflammatory medicines
 You have or have ever had a gastrointestinal ulcer (ulcer of the
stomach or intestines)
 You have any kind of bleeding disorder or have ever suffered
from gastrointestinal bleeding (bleeding in the stomach or
intestines) or cerebrovascular bleeding (bleeding in the brain)
 You have serious liver disease
 You have serious kidney disease and are not undergoing
dialysis
 You have severe heart failure.
Take special care when taking this medicine if:
 You have ever suffered from oesophagitis (inflammation of the
gullet) or gastritis (inflammation of the stomach) or any other
gastrointestinal disease e.g. ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease
 You have high blood pressure







You are elderly
You have heart, liver or kidney disease
You have diabetes
You have hypovolaemia (reduced blood volume) which may
occur if you have serious blood loss or burns, surgery or low
fluid intake
You have ever been diagnosed with high potassium levels in
the blood.

Your doctor may monitor your progress whilst on treatment.
Warnings
Medicines such as MELOXICAM Tablets may be associated with a
small increased risk of heart attack (“myocardial infarction”) or
stroke. Any risk is more likely with high doses and prolonged
treatment. Do not exceed the recommended dose or duration of
treatment.
If you have heart problems, previous stroke or think that you might
be at risk of these conditions (for example if you have high blood
pressure, diabetes or high cholesterol or are a smoker) you should
discuss your treatment with your doctor or pharmacist.
Pregnancy
This product should not be used during pregnancy. If you are
planning to become pregnant, if you think or know you are pregnant
you should talk to your doctor for advice.
Breast feeding
This product should not be given to breast feeding mothers.
Driving and using machinery
Visual disturbances, drowsiness, vertigo (dizziness) may occur with
this product. If affected do not drive or operate machinery.
Information about lactose
This product contains lactose. If you have been told by your doctor
that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor
before taking this medicine.
Taking other medicines.
As Meloxicam Tablets may affect or be affected by other medicines,
please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, or have
recently taken any other medicines, even those not prescribed. In
particular please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are
taking/have taken any of the following:
 Other anti-inflammatory drugs, including aspirin
 Medicines which prevent blood clotting eg. Warfarin
 Medicines which break down blood clots (thrombolytics)
 Medicines to treat high blood pressure
 Corticosteroids
 Ciclosporin - a medicine often used after organ transplants, or
for severe skin conditions, rheumatoid arthritis or nephrotic
syndrome
 Any diuretic medicine (“water tablets”). Your doctor may monitor
your kidney function if you are taking diuretics
 Lithium - a medicine used to treat mood disorders
 Selective Serotonin re-uptake inhibitors used in the treatment of
depression
 Methotrexate - a medicine mainly used to treat tumours or
severe uncontrolled skin conditions and active rheumatoid
arthritis
 Cholestyramine - mainly used to lower cholesterol levels.
You are a woman who uses an intrauterine contraceptive device
(IUD), usually known as a coil. If in doubt, ask your doctor or
pharmacist
Taking your medicines.
Follow your doctor’s instructions about when and how to take your
medicine and always read the label. The usual recommended
doses are given below:
Flare-ups of osteoarthritis:
Meloxicam Tablet 7.5 mg strength once a day. This may be
increased to 15 mg strength once a day.
Rheumatoid arthritis:
Meloxicam Tablet 15 mg strength once a day. This may be reduced
to 7.5 mg strength once a day.
Ankylosing spondylitis:
Meloxicam Tablet 15 mg strength once a day. This may be reduced
to 7.5 mg strength once a day.

S1435 LEAFLET Meloxicam 20120420 (Man. 2)

The tablets should be swallowed with water, or another drink,
during a meal.
Do not exceed the recommended maximum dose of 15 mg a
day.
If any of the statements listed under the heading ‘Take special care
when taking this medicine if’ apply to you, your doctor may restrict
your dose to 7.5 mg strength once a day.
Meloxicam Tablets should not be given to children under 15 years
of age.
If you feel that the effect of Meloxicam Tablets is too strong or too
weak, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
If you take more Meloxicam Tablets than you should, talk to your
doctor or pharmacist immediately.
If you forget to take Meloxicam Tablets do not take a double dose to
make up for the missed dose.
If after several days you do not feel any improvement in your
condition then you should talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Side-effects
All medicines can cause side effects. Medicines such as Meloxicam
Tablets may be associated with a small increased risk of heart
attack (“myocardial infarction”) or stroke.
The side effects described below have been experienced by people
taking meloxicam and they are listed as either common, uncommon
or rare. If a side effect is listed as
 Common it has been experienced by between 1 in 10 and 1 in
100 people
 Uncommon it has been experienced by between 1 in 100 and 1
in 1000 people
 Rare it has been experienced by between 1 in 1000 and 1 in
10000 people.
Side effects associated with the digestive system (stomach
and intestines)
Common: indigestion, feeling sick or being sick, abdominal pain,
constipation, flatulence, diarrhoea
Uncommon: gastrointestinal bleeding (causing offensive, tarcoloured stools), ulcers of the stomach or intestines, inflammation
or soreness of the mouth or the gullet
Rare: gastrointestinal perforation (a hole in the wall of the bowel),
inflammation or soreness of the stomach or the colon
Ulcers of the stomach or intestines, gastrointestinal bleeding and
gastrointestinal perforation can occur at any time and can
sometimes be severe, especially in the elderly and very rarely have
been fatal.
If you have a history of gastrointestinal symptoms whilst taking antiinflammatory drugs, your doctor may monitor your progress whilst
on treatment.
Side effects associated with the skin
Common: itching, rash
Uncommon: urticaria (nettle rash)
Rare: severe blistering of the skin or peeling, swelling around the
eyes, lips and face, rashes caused by exposure to sunlight
Side effects associated with the central nervous system
Common: lightheadedness, headache
Uncommon: vertigo (dizziness), tinnitus (noises in the ear),
drowsiness
Rare: confusion, mood disorders, insomnia (inability to sleep),
nightmares
If affected by any of these side effects do not drive or operate
machinery.

Side effects associated with the eye
Rare: visual disturbances, for example blurred vision
If affected by visual disturbances do not drive or operate machinery.
Side effects associated with the cardiovascular system
Common: swelling caused by fluid retention, including swollen
ankles/legs
Uncommon: palpitations, increase in blood pressure, hot flushes
Side effects associated with the blood
Common: anaemia
Uncommon: abnormality of white blood cell or platelet numbers
Side effects associated with the immune system and with the
respiratory system
Rare: severe allergic reactions which may include fainting,
shortness of breath and skin reactions. Asthma attacks (seen in
people who are allergic to aspirin or other non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs)
If you suffer from an allergic reaction or asthma attack after taking
Meloxicam Tablets, seek medical advice immediately.
Side effects associated with the liver
Uncommon: changes in tests of liver function
Rare: inflammation of the liver (hepatitis)
Side effects associated with the kidney
Uncommon: salt and water retention, increased potassium levels in
the blood, changes in tests of kidney function
Rare: kidney failure
The following side effects have been seen with other medicines
similar to Meloxicam Tablets but have not yet been reported by
patients taking Meloxicam Tablets:
Changes to the kidney structure resulting in kidney failure: isolated
cases kidney inflammation, death of some of the cells within the
kidney, proteinuria (protein in the urine).
If you experience any of these side effects and they persist or
become troublesome, consult your doctor.
If you experience any other side effects not mentioned above,
consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Expiry Date:
Do not use after the expiry date printed on the carton or blister
label.
Storage:
Do not store above 25°C. Store in original package.
KEEP ALL MEDICINES OUT OF THE REACH AND SIGHT OF
CHILDREN.
If your doctor tells you to stop using the medicine, please take it
back to the pharmacist for safe disposal. Only keep the medicine if
your doctor tells you to.
If the medicine becomes discoloured or shows any other signs of
deterioration, you should seek the advice of your pharmacist who
will tell you what to do.
IMPORTANT:
This medicine is for YOUR use only. It can only be prescribed by a
doctor. Never give it to anyone else. It may harm them even if their
symptoms are the same as yours.
This leaflet does not contain the complete information about your
medicine. If you have any questions, or are not sure about anything,
ask your doctor or pharmacist, who has access to additional
information.
Leaflet prepared: 20 April 2012.
S1435 LEAFLET Meloxicam 20120420 (Man. 2)

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