Tablets: 7.5 milligrams,
Tablets: 15 milligrams.
Mobic is prescribed to treat tenderness, swelling and pain caused by the inflammation of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Mobic is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) in script form. It is prescribed to relieve the pain and stiffness of osteoarthritis.
The lowest effective dose should be prescribed for each patient. Mobic
therapy usually is started at 7.5 milligrams daily. Some patients require a
dose of 15 milligrams daily, but this dose should be taken only under the
direction of a physician. Mobic may be taken with or without food.
The usual dosage is 7.5 mg once a day. If necessary, your doctor may increase the dose to 15 mg a day. Due to the risk of side effects, he should limit dosage to the lowest effective amount, and prescribe it for the shortest possible time.
In general, the most common side effects with NSAIDs are related to the gastrointestinal tract (GI)
- Abdominal pain;
- Diarrhea and gas;
To prevent these common side effects, it is recommended that most NSAIDs be taken
with food or milk. NSAIDs may cause ulcers in the stomach and/or small
intestine. A few NSAIDs are designed to be less damaging to the stomach and small intestine, and, therefore, they may be taken with or without food. Mobic is an example of one of these NSAIDs, but, nevertheless, it should be taken cautiously without food. NSAIDs have been associated with an increased risk of blood clots that can cause strokes and heart attacks. NSAIDs also may interfere with the function of the kidneys or injure the kidneys.
Other less common side effects of Mobic are:
- Back pain;
- Fatigue related to anemia (low red blood cell count);
- Infection and upper respiratory tract infection;
- Joint pain;
- Skin rash;
Mobic side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Flu-Like Symptoms;