How it Works
Common Side effects
Some of the potential side effects of Meloxicam can include the symptoms below;
Arm, back, or jaw pain,
abdominal or stomach pain,
chest tightness or heaviness,
blood in the urine,
Meloxicam is an anti inflammatory drug which is free from steroids. With its anti inflammatory property, it helps to reduce hormones that cause inflammation in the body. Inflammation in adults caused by osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis can also be treated by this drug. It belongs to the organic compound class called benzothiazines, which contains benzene fused to a thiazine ring. Because of such features, this drug is often prescribed by doctors to treat patients who are suffering from inflammation.
This drug is a non steroidal anti–inflammatory drug. It has antipyretic and analgesic properties. Inflammation of the joints is caused by the substance called prostaglandins. This drug controls the synthesis of prostaglandins and results in reducing inflammation in the human body. This drug can cure painful inflammation, swelling, and stiffness of the joints. It is very useful to treat problems caused by arthritis. The stiffness of the joints that can cause a great amount of pain can be cured by using this medicine. The anti inflammatory nature of this drug is very effective in reducing inflammation and stiffness of the joints.
Dosage and administration
The dosage of this drug depends on the age, condition of the patient during treatment, other medical conditions of the patient, and mainly by examining the reaction of the first dosage of this drug on the body. It is available in tablet form in 15 mg and 7.5 mg strengths. Strength of the dosage will be determined by the doctor depending on the urgency of treatment.
The severity of your condition mainly determines the actual dosage of this drug. The doctor can also prescribe other formulations depending on various types of medical conditions. Different people react to the first dose in different manners. The dosage for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and juvenile arthritis is entirely different. Seek advice from your doctor when you are in doubt.
Patients wanting to use this medicine must always inform the doctor if they suffer from any type of allergies before taking it. Consumption of this medicine can result in some issues for specific patients. It is best to inform the doctor regarding all kinds of health issues and other problems you are experiencing or might have experienced as it helps the doctor to prescribe the proper dosage of this medicine for best results.
Even though Meloxicam is used to treat pain related issues in the joints, there can be some side effects when taking this medicine. The side effects can range from minor to major problems. Some of the more common side effects are vomiting and nausea. Few people can also experience pain in their abdominal area. Gastric issues can also evolve as a result of the intake of this medicine.