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What Mobic is and what it is used for
Meloxicam tablets belong to a group of medicines called nonsteroidal
anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) which can be used to
reduce inflammation and pain in joints and muscles.
(Orodispersible tablets are tablets which dissolve easily in the
Meloxicam tablets are used for:
• the short-term treatment of the symptoms of acute attacks of osteoarthritis;
• the long-term treatment of the symptoms of:
•ankylosing spondylitis (a disease of the backbone)
How to take Mobic
Always take Meloxicam tablets exactly as your doctor has told you
to. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. Read
the label carefully.
Taking this medicine
• Place the tablet in your mouth on your tongue.
• allow it to dissolve, slowly for five minutes (It must never be chewed or swallowed undissolved)
• swallow with a drink of 240 ml of water.
• If you have a dry mouth, use water to moisten it first.
• Never take more than the recommended maximum dose of 15 mg (one tablet) a day. Dosage The dose depends on the medical condition which is being treated. Your doctor will let you know how much you should take. For the treatment of acute attacks of osteoarthritis: The usual dose is 7.5 mg (half a tablet) a day. Your doctor may increase your dose to 15 mg (one tablet) a day, if necessary. For the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis: The usual dose is 15 mg (one tablet) a day. Your doctor may reduce your dose to 7.5 mg (half a tablet) a day if necessary. If you are aged 65 years and over, the recommended dose for the long term treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis is 7.5 mg (half a tablet) a day. If you have any of the conditions listed in Section 2 under the heading “Take special care with Meloxicam tablets”, your doctor may restrict your dose to 7.5 mg (half a tablet) a day. If you feel that the effect of these Meloxicam tablets is too strong or too weak, or after several days you do not feel any improvement in your condition, consult your doctor or pharmacist. If you take more of this medicine than you should Contact your doctor or pharmacist immediately or go immediately to the accident and emergency department of your nearest hospital, taking this leaflet or the tablets with you. If you forget to take your tablet (or half tablet) Never take two doses on the same day to make up for one you have missed. Take your usual dose the next day
Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Meloxicam tablets can cause side effects,
although not everybody gets them.
• If you have a history of gastrointestinal symptoms while taking anti inflammatory drugs, your doctor may monitor your progress while you are having this treatment. Clinical trials and scientific data suggest that use of some NSAIDs (particularly at high doses and in long term treatment) may be associated with a small increased risk of blood clots in the arteries (which could, for example, lead to heart attack or stroke). Contact your doctor immediately, or go immediately to the accident and emergency department of your nearest hospital, (taking this leaflet or the tablets with you), if you get the following serious side effects:
• severe allergic reactions which may include fainting, shortness of breath, skin reactions and asthma attacks (common side effect: affects 1 to 10 users in 100);
• bleeding in the stomach or intestines, peptic ulcers, soreness or inflammation of the mouth, or inflammation of the gullet (uncommon side effect: affects 1 to 10 users in 1,000);
• severe blistering or peeling of the skin, swelling around the eyes, lips and face, rashes caused by exposure to sunlight (rare side effect: affects 1 to 10 users in 10,000). Contact your doctor if you get the following side effects: Pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas)
Common side effects (affects 1 to 10 users in 100 ):
• indigestion, feeling or being sick, abdominal pain, constipation, flatulence, diarrhoea; skin rashes or itching;
• light-headedness, headaches;
• swelling of ankles and legs;
Uncommon side effects (affects 1 to 10 users in 1,000):
• nettle rash or hives;
• dizziness, tinnitus, drowsiness;
• irregular heart beat, increased blood pressure, hot flushes;
• abnormal white blood cell or platelet numbers;
• changes to liver function;
• salt and water retention, excessive potassium, changes to kidney function.
Rare side effects (affects 1 to 10 users in 10,000):
• a hole in the bowel wall, inflammation or soreness of the stomach or intestines (ulcers of the stomach or intestines, bleeding and perforations in the stomach or intestines can occur at any time, can some times, especially in the elderly, be severe and could, very rarely, in fewer than 1 in every 10,000 patients treated, be fatal);
• confusion, mood swings, insomnia, nightmares;
• visual disturbances such as blurred vision;
• inflammation of the liver (hepatitis);
• kidney failure. If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
Reporting of side effects If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via Yellow Card Scheme Website: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
How to Store Mobic
• Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
• Do not transfer the tablets to another container.
• This product does not require any other special storage requirements in EU countries.
• Do not use Meloxicam 15 mg orodispersible tablets after the expiry date, which is stated on the pack. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month. Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
2 to 3 weeks on average
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