Meloxicam

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Meloxicam Overview
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What is Meloxicam?

Meloxicam is a prescription medication that belongs to the NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug) class of drugs. It works by blocking the COX enzymes, which are responsible for producing various compounds, including prostaglandins. Prostaglandins play a crucial role in regulating inflammation, pain, and fever. 

What Does Meloxicam Treat?

Meloxicam is FDA-approved to treat chronic inflammatory diseases, such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, in adults and children. 

Other conditions Meloxicam treats include:

Side Effects of Meloxicam

Like all medications, meloxicam can cause side effects. Some of the side effects can include: 

Common side effects

Serious side effects

  • Fever

  • Blisters

  • Rash

  • Hives

  • Swelling of the eyes, face, tongue, lips, or throat

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Abnormal heartbeat

  • Weight gain

  • Nausea

  • Flu-like symptoms

  • Low energy

  • Painful urination

It is recommended that you contact your doctor immediately if you’re experiencing one of the above side effects. 



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