If you suffer from arthritis, then you may be taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications to help reduce pain and inflammation of the joints.
Meloxicam is a prescription medication that can help reduce symptoms of arthritis.
Arthritis is no fun, and medication is a standard way to help relieve the pain and stiffness that it creates in the joints.
Read on to learn a bit more about arthritis and how you can get a Meloxicam prescription online.
What is Meloxicam?
Meloxicam is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication used to help treat arthritis. It is used in those who suffer from pain, swelling or stiff joints.
How Does Meloxicam Work?
Meloxicam does not cure arthritis, but it can help control symptoms by reducing pain and inflammation. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like Meloxicam work by blocking specific enzymes as well as reducing prostaglandins, which are chemicals that trigger inflammation in the body.
While a certain amount of inflammation in the body is required for healing, chronic inflammation in the case of arthritis is not beneficial. NSAID medications can help reduce the prostaglandins in the body and thus reduce total inflammation and pain.
Meloxicam Dosage and Treatment
Meloxicam will be prescribed by your doctor, and the dosage can vary from person to person. Here is a general guideline for dosage ranges when it comes to taking Meloxicam, broken down by the condition you are taking it for.
Meloxicam for Osteoarthritis: For patients with osteoarthritis, the starting dose is generally 7.5 mg daily, and can be adjusted by your doctor if needed.
Meloxicam for Rheumatoid Arthritis: For those with rheumatoid arthritis, the starting and maintenance dose is also generally 7.6 mg daily with room to adjust if needed.
Meloxicam for Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis: In patients with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, the dose may be 7.5 mg depending on weight.
No matter what you are taking Meloxicam for, the maximum dose is 15 mg per day.
Meloxicam is available in three different forms – tablet, suspension, and capsule -and your doctor will decide which form will work best for you and your treatment plan. When taking Meloxicam, you should continue to be monitored by your doctor to determine if the dose is working for you.
If you have any questions about Meloxicam, are interested in talking about whether or not this could benefit your treatment plan, or are in need of a Meloxicam refill, speak with a PlushCare world-class doctor as soon as today.
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Benefits of Meloxicam
Meloxicam can help improve your overall quality of life by reducing the pain and inflammation related to arthritis.
Meloxicam also comes in different forms, so you can ingest whatever medication form is easiest for you.
Side Effects of Meloxicam
Here are some of the reported side effects of Meloxicam:
- Stomach upset
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Sore throat
If you experience any of the above side effects, or any other uncomfortable side effects while taking Meloxicam, be sure to speak with your doctor. If you experience any of the following more serious side effects, you will want to tell your doctor right away.
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Black or bloody stool
Meloxicam Considerations and Precautions
There are some precautions to keep in mind before taking Meloxicam. Speak with your health care provider about your medical history, including any of the following conditions:
- You are allergic to NSAIDS
- You have asthma
- You have liver disease
- You suffer from recurrent heartburn, ulcers, or other stomach, intestine, or esophagus problems
- You have heart disease, high blood pressure, or have had a heart attack
- You have anemia
Meloxicam Drug Interactions
Before taking any new medication, be sure to speak with your doctor about any other medication you are taking, including any type of supplements. The following is a list of some but not all of the medications that may interact with Meloxicam. Tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following:
- ACE inhibitors such as Lisinopril or Captopril
- Angiotensin II receptor blockers such as Losartan
This is not an all-inclusive list.
Speak with your doctor about all the medications you are taking, so your doctor can decide if you can safely add Meloxicam to your treatment plan.
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Can You Buy Meloxicam Online?
If you have arthritis and are looking to get some relief for your chronic pain and inflammatory symptoms, you may be wondering if you can buy Meloxicam online.
Meloxicam is only available by prescription, so steer clear of websites that state that you can get Meloxicam online without a prescription. However, if you are interested in learning about whether or not Meloxicam can help you, you can start by booking an appointment with our world-class PlushCare doctors.
To get a Meloxicam prescription online, book an appointment for an online doctor consultation. You can speak with a doctor through phone or video call right from the comfort of your own home. After the appointment, our PlushCare doctors can write a prescription and have it sent electronically to your local pharmacy.
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