Mobic – uses, health risks, and side effects at NaturalPedia.com

Thursday, September 06, 2018 by

Mobic (generic name: meloxicam) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is used to treat pain or inflammation caused by rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis in adults. It is also used to treat juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in children who are at least two years old. Sometimes, it is also used to treat ankylosing spondylitis, a type of arthritis that affects the spine. The drug works by decreasing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Mobic comes as a tablet and liquid. It is usually taken orally once a day with or without food.

Mobic should not be taken by people who:

  • Are allergic to meloxicam, sorbitol, aspirin, or other NSAIDs like ibuprofen and naproxen
  • Are about to or just had a heart bypass surgery
  • Smoke

Before taking the drug, inform your physician if you have:

  • Asthma
  • A history of heart attack, stroke, or blood clot
  • A history of stomach ulcers or bleeding
  • Diabetes
  • Fluid retention
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disease

Known side effects of Mobic

NSAIDs like Mobic can increase the risk of heart attack or a stroke, which may occur without warning and may cause death. This risk may be greater for people who take NSAIDs for a long time. NSAIDs such as Mobic may also cause ulcers, bleeding, or holes in the stomach or intestine. These problems may also occur at any time during treatment, may occur suddenly without symptoms, and may cause death.

Mobic can also cause an allergic reaction, with symptoms such as:

  • Hives
  • Sneezing, runny, or stuffy nose
  • Swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat
  • Wheezing or difficulty breathing

The common side effects of Mobic include:

  • Bloating
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Gas
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Nervousness
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Skin rash
  • Sore throat
  • Stomach upset

Body systems that may be harmed by Mobic

The body systems harmed by Mobic include the digestive, cardiovascular, nervous, respiratory, hematologic, dermatologic, musculoskeletal, psychiatric, renal, metabolic, and ocular systems.

Food items or nutrients that have similar effects to Mobic

The following food items and nutrients fight inflammation due to arthritis:

  • Beans, such as red beans, kidney beans, and pinto beans
  • Broccoli
  • Cherries
  • Citrus fruits, such as oranges, grapefruits, and limes
  • Edamame
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Fatty fish, such as salmon, tuna, mackerel, and herring
  • Garlic
  • Green tea
  • Nuts, such as almonds, pine nuts, pistachios, and walnuts
  • Organic dairy products, such as milk, yogurt, and cheese
  • Tofu
  • Whole grains, such as oatmeal, brown rice, whole-grain cereals

Treatments, management plans for the Mobic’s side effects

The following are treatments for some of the common side effects of Mobic:

  • Diarrhea can be treated naturally by drinking enough water, consuming foods rich in probiotics, and following the “BRAT” diet, which consists of bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast.
  • Bloating and gas can be treated naturally with herbs such as ginger, chamomile, dill, fennel, basil, caraway, cumin, parsley, peppermint, and spearmint.
  • Dizziness can be relieved by making healthy lifestyle changes, such as trying acupuncture, cutting alcohol and tobacco use, drinking lots of water and staying hydrated, getting enough sleep, and managing stress.

Where to learn more

Summary

Mobic is a NSAID used to treat pain or inflammation due to rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.

Mobic can increase the risk of heart attack or a stroke and may cause ulcers, bleeding, or holes in the stomach or intestine.

Mobic can also cause an allergic reaction.

Mobic commonly causes bloating, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, gas, headache, nausea, nervousness, runny or stuffy nose, and skin rash.

Sources include:

Drugs.com 1

Drugs.com 2

MedlinePlus.gov

RxList.com

Arthritis.org

Healthline.com

EverydayHealth.com

MedicalNewsToday.com



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