Mobic general information
What is Mobic used for?
Mobic tablets 7.5mg are used for short-term treatment of painful osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease, where the cartilage around the bone is worn away, most commonly in the hands, feet, hips and spine. Mobic tablets 7.5mg are also used for long-term treatment of autoimmune inflammatory joint disease like rheumatoid arthritis, where the lining of the joint (synovium) becomes inflamed and the bone becomes eroded; also ankylosing spondylitis, which affects the spine and causes certain vertebrae to become fused. Mobic tablets 7.5mg help relieve symptoms including, pain, inflammation, stiffness and swelling of the affected joints, resulting in reduced or lost mobility, in people who have not been able to achieve sufficient pain relief from other medications.
How does Mobic work?
Mobic tablets 7.5mg contain meloxicam which is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) of the enolic acid group and works by blocking the production of specific chemicals called prostaglandins (PG) that mediate inflammation. Meloxicam in Mobic tablets 7.5mg is a specific inhibitor of the enzyme cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2) that is induced during the inflammation process and is responsible for the synthesis of inflammatory prostaglandins like PGE2, which causes pain, swelling and other symptoms of inflammation. Meloxicam also has anti-pyretic action (reduces fever) but has no effect on the cyclooxygenase 1 enzyme (COX-1) that is needed for normal cellular processes. Specific and selective inhibition of COX-2 by meloxicam in Mobic tablets 7.5mg reduces inflammation and helps relieve symptoms of chronic inflammatory bone diseases such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis, including pain, swelling, and joint stiffness.
What does Mobic contain?
Mobic tablets 7.5mg contain the active ingredient meloxicam, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to relieve symptoms of painful chronic inflammatory bone diseases. They also contain sodium citrate, lactose, microcrystalline cellulose, polyvidone, anhydrous colloidal silica, crospolyvidone, magnesium stearate.
Treating arthritis with Mobic
Mobic tablets 7.5mg contain meloxicam, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and a specific inhibitor of the enzyme cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2) that is induced during the inflammation process and is responsible for the synthesis of inflammatory chemicals called prostaglandins (PG), particularly PGE2. Osteoarthritis, a degenerative bone disease often associated with wear and tear of the joints due to aging, and rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune inflammatory joint disease, are both chronic bone diseases in which the joints become inflamed, swollen and painful. Meloxicam in Mobic tablets 7.5mg help relieve the pain, swelling and other symptoms of inflammation by inhibiting the action of COX-2, therefore, blocking the production of inflammatory prostaglandins. This action reduces pain and inflammation, and improves the functional use of the arthritic joint.
Mobic for pain and inflammation
Mobic tablets 7.5mg contain meloxicam, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is used to treat painful symptoms of chronic inflammatory diseases such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis that cannot be relieved by other medications. Meloxicam in Mobic tablets 7.5mg specifically inhibits the enzyme cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2) and this action blocks the production of chemicals called prostaglandins (PG), particularly PGE2, which cause pain and inflammation. Mobic tablets 7.5mg help reduce symptoms of inflammation, including pain, swelling, and joint stiffness that are associated with arthritic diseases of the joints.
What are the side effects of Mobic?
The most commonly reported side effects when taking Mobic tablets 7.5mg are due to gastrointestinal upset and include:, stomach pain, constipation, diarrhoea, dyspepsia (indigestion), bloating, flatulence and (wind); also common is headache. Other less common side effects include: dizziness; sinusitis and upper respiratory tract infection; blurred vision; skin rash and itching; swollen hands, ankles and feet. More serious but rare side effects include gastric ulceration and bleeding, and cardiovascular events including heart attack.
When should Mobic not be used?
You should not use Mobic tablets 7.5mg if you:
- are allergic to meloxicam, aspirin or any other NSAID, or any ingredients in Mobic
- are pregnant or are breastfeeding
- have or have had an ulcer, gastric bleeding or any other bleeding disorders
- have active inflammatory bowel disease
- have had a heart attack, stroke or have uncontrolled heart failure
- have kidney or liver disease
- are taking medicines that interact with Mobic: including other NSAIDs, aspirin, anticoagulants like warfarin, oral corticosteroids, the antifungal drug fluconazole, diuretics like furosemide, SSRIs and lithium for depression, antihypertensives like ACE inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor antagonists for high blood pressure, methotrexate for cancer treatment, the immunosuppressant cyclosporine, cholestyramine for high cholesterol, antiplatelets medications like ticlopidine, intrauterine devices for contraception
What medications interact with Mobic?
Several medications interact with Mobic and should either not be taken while you are taking Mobic or only after discussion and instruction from your doctor:
- Drugs that increase risk of ulcers and bleeding with Mobic: other NSAIDs, aspirin and oral corticosteroids, antiplatelets medications like ticlopidine, SSRIs for depression
- Drugs that can cause a serious reaction with Mobic: the immunosuppressant cyclosporine
- Drugs that affect Mobic: cholestyramine for high cholesterol
- Drugs that are affected by Mobic: diuretics like furosemide, antihypertensives like ACE inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor antagonists, lithium for depression, methotrexate for cancer treatment, intrauterine devices for contraception
How should Mobic be taken?
You should take your Mobic tablets 7.5mg with a glass of water once daily with food, immediately after a meal. The dose you take and for how long depends on what you are being treated for and as recommended by your doctor, which may be for a few days, several weeks or longer. Your doctor may increase your dose, depending on your response.
How long should you take Mobic?
You should continue to take your Mobic tablets 7.5mg for as long as recommended by your doctor, as it will not cure your condition but will help relieve your symptoms.
Missed dose of Mobic
If you miss a dose of Mobic tablets 7.5mg take it as soon as you remember, unless it is time to take the next dose, then skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose.
How should Mobic be stored?
You should store your Mobic below 25°C in a cool dry place and protect from direct sunlight or heat.