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Below are Mobic (Meloxicam) reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 26 ratings/reviews, Mobic has an overall score of 6.15. The effectiveness score is 6.69 and the side effect score is 7.54. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.
 

Mobic review by 65 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   arthritis/knee pain
Dosage & duration:   7.5mg taken i daily for the period of 2 years to date
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   quite effective without the adverse effects of aspirin, naproxin etc. because of the reported side effects of cox2 meds i take as little as possible to maintain a reletively comfortable exixtence
Side effects:   only side effect was sore tummy on the odd occasion i took it without food
Comments:   i take 1x 7.5 tablet every other day plus omega 3/6/9 and halibut liver oil caps and walk as much as possible. I only resort to 1 tablet daily if knee is really bad. 15mg daily and i am pain free but i am not prepared to risk the side effects on an otherwise healthy body

 

Mobic review by 43 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Marginally Effective
Side effects:   Extremely Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   pain/arthritis
Dosage & duration:   1 tablet daily taken 1 tablet daily for the period of 2 months
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   The medicine did help with the pain.
Side effects:   Severe stomach issues.
Comments:   I was prescribed this medication for tmj pain/arthritis. It helped more than aleve. The main problem this medication caused me was severe stomach issues. I was told that the stomach issues may subside after using for a few weeks, but it did not. I then tried taking 1/2 in the am and 1/2 in the pm to see if that would help, but sadly it didn't. My husband takes this medication also, and it works beautifully for him. He has no problems with it at all and it really helps his arthritis.

 

Mobic review by 55 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   neck pain from car accident whiplash
Dosage & duration:   7.5mg tablet taken twice a day for the period of 1 week
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Hard to judge whether or not it was actually reducing the inflammation. I was taking it while undergoing physical therapy which seemed at times to exacerbate the pain from the whiplash.
Side effects:   Even though I took Mobic as directed with food and/or milk, it made me extremely nauseous, which was more debilitating to me than the whiplash pain I was experiencing. I stopped taking it after 1 week and was immediately no longer experiencing nausea.
Comments:   My dotor precribed this for treatment of whiplash follwing a car accident.I was doing physical therapy exercises twice a week and taking 1 Mobic pill, 2X daily with food.

 

Mobic review by 53 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Moderately Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   jaw/tooth pain
Dosage & duration:   15 MG taken 1/2 tablet 2 times daily for the period of Two weeks
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I did not feel that the original diagnosis was correct. I went to the doctor for tooth pain and he chose to treat me for TMJ of which I disagreed. As it turned out the diagnosis was incorrect as I eventually had the tooth pulled and all pain stopped. I did not complete the suggested treatment plan due to mild side effects listed below.
Side effects:   The most uncomfortable was tingling in my arms and legs. Otherwise it was the general feeling that foreign drugs were in my body as I do not usually take any kind of drugs.
Comments:   The treatment being described as above. I consider it to be a mis-diagnosis and was quite disappointed that a Medical M.D. who not consider that I knew my own body well enough to know what was really wrong. Hence, I was diagnosised and prescribed incorrectly. Knowing this I did not follow through on the treatment plan. The only reason I decided to take the meds in the first place was because a nurse friend of mine also convinced me I should take the meds. They were both wrong.

 

Mobic review by 46 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Moderately Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   arthritis
Dosage & duration:   30mg taken 1 day for the period of 1year
Other conditions:   swelling in joints
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   It seemed to help with the joint inflamation. Some swelling of ankles was reduced and I didn't seem as achey. I tried several sample medications first like celebrex but I liked the Mobic best. I have not gone off of it since I started to really know if it makes a difference.
Side effects:   none
Comments:   Took one 30mg tab a day.

 

Mobic review by 46 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   arthritis pain
Dosage & duration:   15mg taken once daily for the period of 3 months
Other conditions:   hypothyroidism, hyperlipidemia
Other drugs taken:   synthroid, lipitor
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Patient had a marked decrease in pain due to arthritis. Joint pain significantly decreased. Joint stiffness decreased a little. Overall, the drug is worth trying for arthritis pain and discomfort.
Side effects:   Stomach pain at times. possibly irritated lining. possible ulcer.
Comments:   Patient was to try this drug for one month at a dose of 15 mg once daily. At the end of one month patient was re-evaluated and prescription was continued.

 

Mobic review by 28 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   TMJ - inflamation
Dosage & duration:   7.5MG taken 2 times daily for the period of currently for the past month
Other conditions:   Anxiety, depression, high blood pressure
Other drugs taken:   N/A
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I have been SUFFERING with pain almost every day of my life since I went to the dentist and my TMJ was diagnosed. I couldn't find anything to help me with the pain and found this medical condition debilitating. Insurance won't pay for specialists and/or treatments for this condition. My PCP gave me a prescription for this medication and it so far has really really helped the pain. I take it twice a day with a meal (Very important) and the pain level has decreased so much! I know everyone's condition effects them differently but after trying over the counter medications as well as Pain medication prescribed by my PCP this has been the most helpful so far. Thank you Meloxicam!
Side effects:   I have experienced no side effects. I feel a little different at times - more relaxed than anything since it helps with my pain. No problems but you MUST eat when taking this medication I was told since ulcers are common if the medication is not taken correctly.
Comments:   1 7.5MG pill two times daily with a meal

 

Mobic review by 34 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Poss. Rheumitoid Arth. Lupus, or Fibromyalgia
Dosage & duration:   7.5 2x per day (dosage frequency: twice a day) for the period of 2 1/2 weeks
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   At least I tested it to see if i had Rhemutoid arth. before going through extensive testing.(I still have tto have test, but the doctor felt this might let us know which path to follow)
Side effects:   It hurt my stomache. I followed the direction and took it with food. My symptoms of the muscle, joint pain, fatigue, etc. seemed to almost get worse.
Comments:   Take two 7.5 tabs twice a day. Return to DR. in 2 1/2 weeks. If it works good we know if not we'll go from their.

 

Mobic review by 36 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Marginally Effective
Side effects:   Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Plantar Faciatis
Dosage & duration:   15 mg taken once daily for the period of 3 weeks
Other conditions:   Fibromyalgia
Other drugs taken:   Lyrica and Lexapro
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   It did help dull my foot pain.
Side effects:   Urinary Track Infection, Back Pain, and Insomnia
Comments:   During the second week, I noticed I felt bad and drained. By the beginning of the third week, I had a positive test for a urinary track infection. I was given Cipro. Three days into the Cipro, there was no change. I also was waking up at odd times of the night, which is odd because the Lyrica puts me into a deep sleep. I knew then that I was having side effects. I looked on this site and read the clinical studies that listed all my issues.

 

Mobic review by 43 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   arthritis
Dosage & duration:   15mg 3 times a day taken 3 x's aday for the period of 1.5 years so far
Other conditions:   n/a
Other drugs taken:   premarin and wellbutrin
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Less pain in joints and back. Was able to do activities with my daughter again. I stopped taking it for about 6 weeks and noticed a significant increase in pain. When I resumed taking it and symptoms faded.
Side effects:   I had no noticable side effects. I was warned that there could be possible stomach upset, and if this were to occur then I should take with food.
Comments:   Three tablets daily.

 

Mobic review by 44 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   back pain
Dosage & duration:   15 mg taken daily for the period of 1 week
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   Zanaflex at night
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   No impact whatsoever. It was like I wasn't even taking anything. The OTC ibuprofen I was taking before my doctor appointment was more effective.
Side effects:   None. Seriously, I could not even tell I had taken a drug, there were no impacts whatsover, either positive or negative.
Comments:   Took 2 tablets (15 mg) total, once daily in the morning. Also took Zanaflex, but only at night. The Zanaflex helped - for about 3 hours. When I was just on the meloxicam, I was in terrible pain. The injury being treated was mid-back pain, caused by straining/overusing my back muscles in a ski competition. I have a 30 day prescription for meloxicam, but I'm calling the doctor tomorrow to ask for something different; this drug is totally pointless for me.

 

Mobic review by 49 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   pain from pinched nerve
Dosage & duration:   7.5 mg taken once per day for the period of > 3 years
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   birth control, lorazepam (occasionally)
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Meloxicam was prescribed after Vioxx was taken off the market. It has been beneficial in relieving the pain from a pinched nerve. (The pain goes from the left side of my forehead, down my face, my neck, my shoulder, and my left arm). I sometimes wonder if I really need it, so occasionally I stop taking it, but within 3 to 4 days, the pain comes back full force, so I know it is effective. It is slightly less effective than Vioxx.
Side effects:   I have had no side effects at all.
Comments:   Once per day to manage pain. I have been on this medication for several years, and imagine I will need it for the rest of my life.

 

Mobic review by 59 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Extremely Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   back pain
Dosage & duration:   15 mg taken once a day for the period of 3 months
Other conditions:   hypothyroid
Other drugs taken:   Armour Thyroid, Cytomel
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Helped the pain enormously, after many other treatments failed.
Side effects:   After almost three months on meloxicam, suddenly, without any previous gastro-intestinal problems, I developed an intestinal perforation requiring emergency surgery. I was hospitalized for 6 days afterward on IV antibiotics. Since no other cause for the perforation was found, it was assumed it was caused by the medication.
Comments:   I took meloxicam once a day with food for almost three months.

 

Mobic review by 63 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Arthritis
Dosage & duration:   20 mg taken once a day for the period of Months
Other conditions:   Asthma
Other drugs taken:   Serevent, Singulaire
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Pain reduction, increased mobility and range of motion. The difference between how I feel with and without Mobic is astonishing. Unfortunately, if I take this drug for more than six months straight, it begins to lose effectiveness. Thus, I now save it for situations where I absolutely need it: travel, sports, etc.
Side effects:   None. My only complaint is that it loses effectiveness when taken over a period of time.
Comments:   Took once a day, always with food to protect my stomach.

 

Mobic review by 79 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   inflamation 10 years after surgery
Dosage & duration:   15mg taken once a day for the period of 1 month
Other conditions:   elevated cholesterol
Other drugs taken:   5 mg Crestor, daily
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   !0 years after spinal stenosis, scar-tissue and additional narrowing of nerve canals causes sever inflammation and pain. My back pain is virtually disappeared, I feel like a new kid on the block
Side effects:   Constant chancre sores in the mouth. "Tanac" helps
Comments:   I take one 15 mg Mobic with dinner. I have nothing else to add

 

Mobic review by 56 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   cut on knee from fall,waited too long to get stmus
Dosage & duration:   1 per day (dosage frequency: 3 weeks, and occass when having hip pain) for the period of 3 wk. and on occassion when hip pain
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   paroxetine, azor
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   reduced swelling so i could bend knee & do physical therapy. the healing on it's own was not happening as fast as 2nd dr. wanted. he said 1st. dr left leg brace on too long there fore muscles tightened up and therapy was very painful.
Side effects:   none
Comments:   noneafter leg brace removed, i simply needed to walk. leg muscles neded to be forced to bend-at the same time the knee was cut to the bone in fall and i couldn't bend. the first 2 weeks i could not walk without crutch and put strain on my other leg & hip causing more pain. my skin seemed to be stuck to the bone and had to be manipulated by hand to break loose-this took several weeks w/ physical therapist and myself doing this.

 

Mobic review by 55 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   severe wrist pain
Dosage & duration:   15MG taken 1 per day for the period of 1 WEEK
Other conditions:   Degenerated lower disk, intermittant knee pain
Other drugs taken:   Trilepital (40 mg), Zocor (300 mg), Celexa (20 mg)
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I allowed my wrist pain to continue untreated by a physician for a month. With a brace and this medication it is improving. The greatest gift was that my chronic lower back pain has virtually disappeared!I have lived with constant low to medium grade pain (depending on activity level) for YEARS, and something takes that away...me body hasn't felt this "at ease" in years!I only pray that when my wrist is better and I insist on going to half strength, it will continue to ease my back pain.
Side effects:   None I can't live with!!!!!!!!! SLIGHT quizy stomach (and I have always taken it with food).
Comments:   I am to go back to orthopedic surgeon in 2 weeks (I thought I had carpal tunnel- but it was arthritis). At that time hopefully my wrist will be better and I can lower dosage to 7 1/2mg.

 

Mobic review by 49 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Moderately Effective
Side effects:   Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   anti inflamatory
Dosage & duration:   7.5 mg taken occasionally/90 day supply, 2yrs for the period of approximately 2 years
Other conditions:   sciatica and neck surgery
Other drugs taken:   cyclobenzoprine
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   When I have flareups of pain, taking the meloxicam with the cyclobenzoprine and a good nights sleep would leave me pain free in the morning.
Side effects:   Extremely lethargic the entire next day, even if I took the meloxicam by itself
Comments:   I am supposed to take the tablet once a day, however due to how tired I get for the entire next day, I only take as needed. I did not figure out the problem with this drug until my son had to take it for something and he was totally wiped out as well. So, I really try to use as little as possible, even though I have a permanent prescription for it.

 

Mobic review by 64 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   rotator cuff tear
Dosage & duration:   15mg taken 1 time per day for the period of 3 years
Other conditions:   arthritis
Other drugs taken:   estratest, atacand, hctz, norvasc
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   After a rotater cuff injury three years ago i was given mobic for pain and aching that was interfering with sleep. Mobic decreased the pain considerably. I did not have pain or discomfort from the arthritis. i was just told i had some arthritic changes.
Side effects:   i did not have any noticeable side effects, however, since my shoulder healed I have been unable to stop the medication without pain and discomfort in my muscles and joints - that was not present prior to taking the medicine. I know the potential side effects and just recently tried natural alternative anti-inflammatories I have stopped all my medicine except the hormones, atacand and the mobic.
Comments:   The treatment was Mobic 15mg daily started 3 years ago after the shoulder injury. At that time I also attended Physical Therapy and was discharged from PT after 3-4 months of therapy.

 

Mobic review by 59 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   2 BROKEN ARMS
Dosage & duration:   7.5 MG taken 1 to 2 times a day for the period of last 4 weeks---still taking it.
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   Tylenol
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Swelling was demished. Acheynesss is going away.
Side effects:   I never found that I had any side effects from this med.
Comments:   I had fallen at home and I have 2 broken arms that are both broken at the shoulder. I have a lot of swelling in both upper arms, and that makes healing very difficult. I have been taking Movic now for about a month. I have already found that the swelling has been deminishing and I have been starting to use my arms more. By the way, I broke my arms this last March, and I might be able to return to work by this November. I am so happy that my Ortho doctor prescribed this medication for me. I know what it did for me, and I hope it works for you too!! My final word is " thank God something that really seems to work " Thank You Doctor Beretta !!!!!

 

Mobic review by 66 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Arthritis
Dosage & duration:   7.5 once a day (dosage frequency: once a day) for the period of 1 and a half
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I have arthritis in my spine and right foot. Without the Meloxicam I'm in severe pain in my back, and my foot becomes so painful I can't put any weight on it. So, walking becomes very difficult. As long as I'm taking the medication, but regions do not cause me the severe pain I'm in without it.
Side effects:   Unfortunately, I wasn't always taking it with food, so not sure if that was the cause or I just developed side effects from the medication. But, after being on it for a year and a half I developed severe stomach pains, and gas. My stomach would swell as the day went on and became very hard and painful. So I stopped taking the drug and those things went away, but my foot got so bad I couldn't walk, so now I'm trying it every other day, but still my stomach tends to become a bit upset.
Comments:   My doctor prescribed Meloxicam (7.5) once a day, when it started to cause stomach pain he prescribe Previcaid to counter act the stomach pain, but that didn't really work very well.

 

Mobic review by 30 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Bursitis
Dosage & duration:   15mg taken up to 4 times per day for the period of 3 months
Other conditions:   N/A
Other drugs taken:   Lortab
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I did not notice any benefits in terms of decrease of pain or inflammation in the affected site. I've found fish oil and curcumin to be far more effective with fewer side effects.
Side effects:   Personally, I noticed an increase in constipation as a result of taking this medication. I also saw an increased incidence of heart burn during that period.
Comments:   I was experiencing inflammation in my hip after surgery. Mobic was prescribed to deal with the inflammation, but I didn't notice any strong positive effects.

 

Mobic review by 30 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Whiplash/ back and neck pain from auto accident
Dosage & duration:   7.5 mg taken 1-2 times a day for the period of 4 days
Other conditions:   Nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, heaviness in chest, fatigue, dry mouth, bloated, loss of appetite
Other drugs taken:   Flexiril at bedtime 2 of 4 days while using Mobic
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   My treatment benefits: My pain went away while taking Mobic. My anxiety went away. My mood was lifted.
Side effects:   The first day I didn't take Mobic(Day 5) I experienced withdrawal like symptoms. Didn't want to get out of bed after eight hours of undisturbed sleep. Severe stomach cramping followed by diarrhea. I feel really strange. I can't focus. My pain is back. Face feels tingly. I have a shaky feeling. Nauseous. As the day progresses I am feeling less of these symptoms. I don't think it's worth all this.
Comments:   Physical therapy twice a week. Doctor every two weeks. Suppose to take 1-2 Mobic everyday for pain. 1-3 Flexiril a day to relax tense muscles. I take Flexiril at night because it knocks me out. But have only needed it the first two days of treatment.

 

Mobic review by 80 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Marginally Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   severe back pain
Dosage & duration:   7.5 mg daily taken bid for the period of not started
Other conditions:   polymyalgia rheumatica
Other drugs taken:   prednisone requip klonopin prilosec zoloft
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   None yet
Side effects:   None...YET
Comments:   After reading these reviews, I'm afraid of even starting this drug even with doctor's Rx. of t.5 mg daily. Occasionally very effective but below average I think. Why run tge risk of some of the horrible side effects, e.g. stomach surgery. No thanks. I'll take my prednisone!!

 

Mobic review by 62 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   sore heel and arthritis
Dosage & duration:   15mg taken 1 daily for the period of 30 days so far
Other conditions:   high blood pressure
Other drugs taken:   benicar/HCT
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   swelling gone, pain pretty much gone in heel, arthritis pain all gone
Side effects:   So far - none- I take this in the morning with breakfast, no problems with stomach pain, etc. - soon going to take 7.5mg each day and see if there is a big difference
Comments:   Had severe pain in heel from spurs and it is very much improved and not swollen any more. Also had arthritis pain in back and knee. It is totally gone. I am active and like to walk and do exercise and this has been a lifesaver. Can really enjoy the workout without the pain.

 

Mobic review by 20 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Neck and Back pain/ Whiplash
Dosage & duration:   1x daily with food and/or milk (dosage frequency: once a day) for the period of Still Taking
Other conditions:   Severe headaces
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Honestly I have felt no change in my symptoms. If anything it feels as if they are getting worse. I constantly am getting sever headaches and my symptoms have not alleviated. I have not experienced any type of symptoms. I am also extremly tense to where the tendons in my neck do no sit flat.
Side effects:   For me i didnt have any side effects.
Comments:   1x a day with food & milk
 


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