Meloxicam is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). NSAIDs are used for pain control and to reduce the inflammation and stiffness of arthritis. Meloxicam is used to treat both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It works by inhibiting the body from making prostaglandins, molecules that cause pain and inflammation. Prostaglandins sensitize pain receptors on nerves, so by blocking the production of prostaglandins patients have less pain and inflammation. Meloxicam can be used alone or along with other medications to treat pain.
Dosing of Meloxicam
Meloxicam is available in tablet form and is taken in a dosage of 7.5 to 15.0 mg per day.
Common side effects:
- Upset stomach
- Abdominal gas
Cost of meloxicam
The price of meloxicam ranges between $5 and $31 for a bottle of 30 tablets, strength 15 mg with a coupon. To find the cheapest pharmacy near you, click here.
How to Get a Meloxicam Prescription
Mobic (meloxicam) is a prescription drug that needs to be prescribed by a licensed prescriber or physician. QuickMD can treat your rheumatoid arthritis pain remotely through telemedicine and prescribe you meloxicam online. No insurance is needed.