Mobic (meloxicam) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat pain or inflammation caused by arthritis. Mobic is available in generic form. Common side effects of Mobic include:
- stomach upset,
- runny or stuffy nose,
- sore throat, or
- skin rash.
Tell your doctor if less common but serious side effects of Mobic occur including:
- chest pain, weakness, shortness of breath, slurred speech, problems with vision or balance;
- black, bloody, or tarry stools;
- coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds; or
- swelling or rapid weight gain.
The recommended adult starting and maintenance dose of Mobic is 7.5 mg. The maximum recommended adult daily oral dose is 15 mg. Mobic may interact with cyclosporine, lithium, diuretics (water pills), glyburide, methotrexate, blood thinners, steroids, ACE inhibitors, aspirin or other NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Tell your doctor all medications you use. Mobic should be used only when prescribed during the first 6 months of pregnancy. It is not recommended for use during the last 3 months of pregnancy due to possible harm to a fetus. It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Similar drugs pass into breast milk and are unlikely to harm a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Our Mobic (meloxicam) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: sneezing, runny or stuffy nose; wheezing or trouble breathing; hives; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of a heart attack or stroke: chest pain spreading to your jaw or shoulder, sudden numbness or weakness on one side of the body, slurred speech, feeling short of breath.
Stop using meloxicam and call your doctor at once if you have:
- the first sign of any skin rash, no matter how mild;
- shortness of breath (even with mild exertion);
- swelling or rapid weight gain;
- signs of stomach bleeding–bloody or tarry stools, coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds;
- liver problems–nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, tired feeling, flu-like symptoms, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
- kidney problems–little or no urinating, painful or difficult urination, swelling in your feet or ankles, feeling tired or short of breath;
- low red blood cells (anemia)–pale skin, feeling light-headed or short of breath, rapid heart rate, trouble concentrating; or
- severe skin reaction–fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.
Common side effects may include:
- upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, heartburn;
- diarrhea, constipation, gas;
- dizziness; or
- cold symptoms, flu symptoms.