Meloxicam online prescription available for pain and inflammation

If you are suffering from osteoarthritis (OA) or rheumatoid arthritis (RA) Mobic (meloxicam) can help reduce pain and inflammation. Get a new prescription or refill of Mobic from a board-certified doctor online.*

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About meloxicam

Meloxicam (also known as the brand name Mobic) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by blocking specific enzymes and reducing prostaglandins—chemicals that trigger inflammation.

Mobic is primarily prescribed to relieve arthritis symptoms. It can help reduce joint pain, swelling, tenderness, and stiffness associated with arthritis.

Mobic is available only by prescription. It is available in a generic formulation as well as under different brand names, including meloxicam.

Mobic may be prescribed as a tablet, suspension, or capsule. It’s always important to follow the specific instructions on your prescription, as they can vary based on the formulation and dosage prescribed.

If you are prescribed Mobic, be sure to complete the full course of the NSAID unless your doctor specifically tells you to stop. If you don’t complete your prescription, the NSAID may not fully treat your arthritis.

Meloxicam is used to treat arthritis symptoms

Meloxicam is FDA approved for the treatment of signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and juvenile arthritis.

Your doctor may prescribe meloxicam for the following reasons or other reasons not listed here. Ask your online doctor or pharmacist if you have questions about why a medication is prescribed.

  • Arthritis

    Mobic is FDA-approved to treat osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Mobic helps relieve the symptoms of chronic arthritis by blocking specific enzymes and reducing prostaglandins to reduce inflammation.

Meloxicam side effects

  • The side effects associated with taking meloxicam are typically mild. Individuals taking meloxicam report a variety of side effects, and side effects may vary from patient to patient.

    The side effects of meloxicam may include:

    Other side effects, which are less common but might be more severe, could include:

    • Allergic reaction

    • Cardiovascular thrombotic events

    • Serious skin reactions

    • Rapid weight gain

    • Liver problems

    • Stomach bleeding, ulceration, and perforation

    Call your doctor if you notice any of adverse effects, or if you develop any other new or concerning symptoms. Meloxicam is not recommended for children under 12 years of age.

    Meloxicam can increase your risk of serious cardiovascular events, such as heart attack or stroke, especially if you use it long term. Seek emergency medical help if you experience chest pain, weakness, or shortness of breath.

How to take meloxicam

Your pharmacist will provide you with instructions on how to take your meloxicam prescription. Be sure to read your prescription label and follow the instructions. Call your doctor or pharmacy if you have any questions.

Meloxicam is available in three different forms: tablet, suspension, and capsule. Your dosage of meloxicam will depend on the reason you're taking the drug. Typical doses for meloxicam include:

  • Osteoarthritis: The starting dose is generally one 7.5 mg tablet daily.

  • Rheumatoid arthritis: The starting and maintenance dose is also generally one 7.5 mg tablet daily.

  • Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis: The dose may be 7.5 mg depending on weight.

What to avoid while taking meloxicam

Meloxicam has several drug interactions. Don’t change what you take without checking with your doctor or pharmacist. That includes other medications, supplements, and other drugs.

Drug interactions with meloxicam may include:

  • ACE inhibitors

  • Angiotensin II receptor blockers

  • Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)

  • Diuretics

  • Methotrexate

  • Lithium

You should tell your doctor about your medical history before taking meloxicam. Meloxicam may cause adverse reactions if you have:

  • An allergic reaction to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

  • Asthma

  • Liver disease

  • Recurrent heartburn, ulcers, or other stomach, intestine, or esophagus problems

  • Heart disease, high blood pressure, or history of heart attack

  • Kidney problems or acute renal failure

  • Anemia

Avoid drinking alcohol while taking meloxicam. Alcohol can lead to an increased risk of serious GI bleeding, especially in elderly patients.

If you're undergoing a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG, a type of heart surgery), avoid taking meloxicam right before or after surgery.

Medication alternatives to Mobic

If your healthcare provider prefers to put you on another treatment altogether, they may suggest another nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) or arthritis medication in another drug class. Here are some common doctor-recommended alternatives based on your health issue:

Mobic prescription FAQs

  • How much does meloxicam cost?

    As a generic drug, meloxicam is an affordable option to Mobic. Meloxicam without insurance costs approximately $4 per tablet, or $133 per month for 30, 15 mg tablets without health insurance. (This is in comparison to over $1000 a month for the brand name medication Mobic.)

  • How can I refill my meloxicam prescription?

    To refill your meloxicam prescription, book a virtual appointment with one of our top-rated, board-certified doctors. After reviewing your symptoms and medical history, your doctor can send an electronic meloxicam prescription online to your local pharmacy.

  • Who should not take meloxicam?

    You should avoid taking meloxicam if you have certain medical conditions, including:

  • What happens if I miss a dose of meloxicam?

    If you miss a dose of meloxicam, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it's almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and follow your regular dosing schedule. Avoid taking two doses to make up for the missed dose.

  • What happens if I take too much meloxicam?

    If you've taken too much meloxicam, call your doctor immediately or contact your local poison control center. If you experience severe symptoms, such as serious skin adverse reactions or serious GI bleeding, seek emergency medical help.

  • What are the benefits of meloxicam?

    Meloxicam can improve your overall quality of life by reducing pain and inflammation associated with arthritis.

3 simple steps to request your meloxicam prescription online 

Step 1

Book a Mobic prescription request appointment.

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Step 2

Talk to your medical provider regarding your Mobic prescription.

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Step 3

Pick up your Mobic prescription.

We can send meloxicam online prescriptions to any local pharmacy.

Meloxicam prescription pricing details

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