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    Brand Name:Mobic
This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:
2000-04-14 ,
This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals
This drug is available in the following forms:
Tablets and Oral Suspensions
View the actual FDA approved label for this drug at the following links:,021530s005lbl.pdf

About Mobic

Mobic is used to relieve the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis in adults.

Precautions for Mobic

Do not stop taking any medications that you have been prescribed without first talking to your health care provider.

Serious problems such as liver damage have occurred in people treated with NSAIDs. Some of the warning signs of liver damage can be nausea, vomiting, fatigue, loss of appetite, itching, yellow coloring of skin or eyes, "flu-like" symptoms and dark urine. If you experience any of these symptoms, call your health care provider right away.

Mobic can cause your body to retain fluid and swell. Your health care provider will decide if Mobic is right for you, if you:

  • retain fluids
  • have high blood pressure
  • have heart failure

If you have asthma, you may have aspirin-sensitive asthma. If an aspirin-sensitive asthmatic takes aspirin it can cause severe narrowing of the airway (bronchospasm), and even death. Since this type of reaction also has occurred after taking NSAIDs. Mobic should not be given to aspirin-sensitive patients.

The safety and effectiveness of Mobic in patients below the age of 18 years has not been determined.

Side Effects of Mobic

  • indigestion
  • upper respiratory tract infection
  • diarrhea
  • joint pain
  • stomach pain
  • nausea

Rarely, serious ulcers have occurred in patients taking Mobic.

Who Should Not Take Mobic

You should not take Mobic if you have experienced asthma, hives, or allergic-type reactions after taking aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). A few examples of other NSAIDs are ibuprofen, naproxen, diclofenac, nabumetone, and ketoprofen.

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Recent Forum Posts on Mobic

Hip helped but hands and knee pain increased

I don't understand it, and the prescribing doctor has not been able to respond on this, but since starting the meloxicam, I've had greatly enhanced hip mobility (can hike the San Francisco streets, for example), but my knee and hand have started feeling much more arthritic. Does this make any sense? I also feel more nervous (may be a result of the vivid dreams - most not good) as well. I've been taking it for 2 weeks now, and wonder if it is worth continuing.. The hip pain had been so bad that I could not walk 10 paces without having to stop and still it, or walk with a cane! Your thoughts would be much appreciated.

Nightmares, vivid dreams

I've been taking mobic for two weeks now for joint pain in my hands - taken with food at lunchtime, but I've been having very vivid and disturbing dreams where the dream seems to persist after sitting up in bed or even getting up out of bed (last night my flatmate was worried because I shouted out in my sleep - he ran in my room to find me standing on my bed still dreaming and shouting...the night before I woke up at my balcony doors looking out through the blinds - I've never sleepwalked before and it's worrying because I live 6 floors up and usually sleep with the balcony doors open!) the dreams are tending towards sinister, and scary, again unusual for me.


today i was prescribed mobic for my pain in my neck and back. will start takin it tomorrow. will get back after the first night to see if i have any effects from it.

No Subject

i have just started taking mobic it seams to help let u know later

had to find out more on the Web

It's important to disclose a little background information first -

I am 43 years old and lead a very active life. (Hiking, Running, Gym, Softball, etc.)
and I am 18 months out from a Spinal Fusion at L4 L5 (yep I got hardware, rods and screws).

I do admit I push the boundaries of my surgery, and I do still feel stiffness and pain of my lower back and hips even after the surgery. The doctor prescribed Celebrex. I took it on and off for the last year but couldn't stomach it, and it didn't seem to do much. The doctor switched me over to Mobic a week ago. It wasn't sure if I was really noticing any improvement until my Softball game last night. I had improved flexibility, and a decrease in my level of pain while playing. This was noticeable by myself and my team mates as it was reflected in my performance on the field. Normally after a game I always left in allot of pain, which required about 24 hours to level off to normal. True I was a little tight ast night but I got up this morning feeling great, and would have to say my pain level is lower than usual. WOW!

One thing I did notice about Mobic is that I cannot tolerate an evening dose prior to bed, It makes me very nauseous. I have found that for me personally It appears to work better in the morning, after eating, and I make sure I take it with a large glass of water.


Have been taking 7.5 mg of mobic for some time now to treat osteoarthritis of the knee. Recently the dosage was upped to 15 mg. Have not seen significant improvement in either dosage. On the other hand I have never had any side effects from the medication

Fatigue and Sleepiness

I have been taking Mobic for a week now, switching from Vioxx. I have noticed that I have felt terribly tired and sleepy for the last five days -- so much so as to be debilitating. I don't yet know if the Mobic is responsible. Does anyone else have this experience with the drug?



this stuff works great i use it with loritabs and it realy helps my joint pain but it makes me very sleepy.

Change in Kidney function

Been taking Mobic for almost a year,it has helped allot for shoulder joint pain.But,I take 6 month blood tests to see the effects.My last test was above normal kidney function.Has anyone had this problem with Mobic?

mobic? side effect

Since taking Mobic as a follow up to Naproxen slow release for about three months to relieve severe injury pain and inflammation have experienced very extreme pain and discomfort in the upper area or my stomach (under the breast bone). Have had gastroscopy with no sign of ulcer or scarring to indicate prior presenceof healed ulcer. Test normal.
I am on a very bland diet as not sure if food has exacerbrated symptoms and taking pariet as antacid, this might be controlling problem or it may have disappeared?
Haven't found source of problem but very wary of recurrence of extensive discomfort and pain that begins up to two hours after eating, hence continued bland diet. Any thoughts or experiences helpful.

Consequence of these problems is that I will not use any nsaids or anti inflammatory as pain is too intense to bear. I will have to bear joint and shoulder pain as less of two evils. Lots of painkillers may be only option for relief when needed. Hope to hear any ideas or suggestions.

fluid retention

I was in an auto accident that left me with a brain contusion causing me to stutter. The MD gave me Mobic to reduce the inflammation. After 8 days on it, I had gained 8 pounds and my stomach was so distended I looked pregnant. It did take the stutter away after 2 days, and it did not return after stopping Mobic. My concern now is discomfort in my ovaries.(I am menopausal, but it feels like continuous cramps) I have lost 5 of the 8 pounds and my stomach has gone down in size.

mobic and fibromyalgia

I have fibromyalgia and arthritis and have been taking ultracet for over a year now. It helps with the pain, however, I haven't felt this good since I started taking mobic along with the ultracet. I haven't felt this pain free in a year and a half. I love the drug, it lets me sleep and it really helps.


I am taking Mobic for fibromyalgia and have found that it significantly reduces my pain. I do have asthma but not related to taking aspirin. Anyone with fibromyalgia that has not tried this for pain should consult their rheumatologist, it has made a great difference in my life.

side effects

Mobic was prescribed due to muscle injury in my shoulder to reduce inflammation. I find I am routinely waking up in the middle of the night, often from nightmares. Some reduction in pain but dr. has also prescribed physical therapy which will now start after 2 weeks of Mobic. Will continue on Mobic for 2 more weeks. Anyone else experience nightmares?


I have had 2 tabs of Mobic 2 days apart(The Docs suggestion as i have extreme sensitivity to drugs), and particularly after the second dose i was very tight in chest and wheezy then later in day felt most pecular and extremely dizzy,and severe tinnitus, so my Father suggested i look up on the enternet for info of side effects as i was given a sample by my Doc to try without any info. He knows i am a long term asthmatic and have had life threatening attacks in the past, I told him i have had very bad reactions to ibrufen and other nsaids and especially aspirin and related drug family in the past, both with asthma and stomach problems. These have been compounded by a non malignant brain tumour op which left me paralysed on the left side for quite some mths, 15yrs ago, this is the side where the worst of the side effects were centred.The frustrating part is that it did help my severe athritis pain which was very debilitating. But as i had such a weird reaction which got worse with this second tablet, plus the effects on my asthma. I am going to stop taking it and consult my Doc. Has anyone else had extreme dizziness with this drug?


I have been taking Mobic for two weeks now for osteo-arthritis in my knees and hip. The pain has been reduced and I have not gained any weight. I have very vivid dreams now. None of them could be called nightmares but some are a little troubling. I never used to remember my dreams but I now remember many of them.


I have been taking Mobic since January 03twice a day. I have noticed significant improvement. I have swelling of the feet and ankles. It also makes me sleepy. At night I'm practically unconcscious when I'm asleep. I don't hear anything at all and this is not good.

Wonderful Medication

I was in a car accident 3mth's ago and have had pain in
my lower back , hips and legs.This is something I have never had
to deal with. I tried a Chriopracter for a few weeks and felt worse ,so
I decided to go to my MD. She gave me Mobic and I feel wonderful. I can get up out of bed without help, put my shoes on and drive without any
pain. I quit taking it for a few days to see what happened and the pain
came right back. I don't want to take it forever but for now its what I
need. I am only 33 and I have 3 children so it is important for me to
get back to normal......

Weight gain

I was put on Mobic to relieve pain associated with inflammation due to chronic/persistent tendonitis. It helped tremendously, but I have put on at least 6 pounds in just a few weeks! I was wondering what the heck is going on, and after reading this, I'm stopping immediately - one, I'm having surgery, and two - at 5'2", 6 pounds is almost one size, so the weight gain is surely not worth it!



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