About Meloxicam

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Meloxicam is an anti-inflammatory used to reduce swelling and pain caused by osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Learn about the uses and side effects of meloxicam, also known as Mobic, with information from the CEO of a pharmacy company in this free video on medicine.

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This is Lois Adams, President/CEO of Freedom Pharmacy and Wellness Centers in Orlando. This segment, segment is going to be about Meloxicam which is the generic for Mobic. It is an anti-inflammatory use to reduce inflammation and swelling and pain. It's indicated for use in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Tell your doctor if you suffer from any of the following conditions which are for which Meloxicam is use. If you suffer from asthma, heart disease or circulatory problems, high blood pressure, kidney or liver disease or have stomach or other types of ulcers; you should not take Meloxicam. You should not be smoking cigarettes or pipe or drink more than three alcoholic beverages per day. Always take Meloxicam with a full glass of water; don't cut, chew or chew the tablets because it does cause problems with the, with the tablets and they are; they don't get into the stomach and intestinal tract and actually work well. When you're taking it, you should be taking it in an upright sitting position and wait at least ten minutes before lying down after swallowing. Take with food or milk if you should get your stomach gets upset. The elderly require a smaller dose because they, the way, of the way that they metabolize the drug. But when you use this drug to treat broken bones; you should also use it with a drug called Tizanidine or Zanaflex and you get absolutely wonderful results. Remember one of the important things about Meloxicam or Mobic is that it can be taken once daily and the side effects and the stomach side effects are very very few. And that's a little bit about the drug Meloxicam.

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