Boehringer Ingelheim


Concise Prescribing Info
Dosage/Direction for Use
OA 7.5 mg daily, may be increased to 15 mg daily. RA Initially 15 mg daily, may be reduced to 7.5 mg daily. Ankylosing spondylitis 15 mg daily, may be reduced to 7.5 mg daily.
May be taken with or without food: May be taken w/ meals if GI discomfort occurs.
Hypersensitivity to NSAIDs or aspirin. Active GI ulceration, Crohn's disease/ulcerative colitis. Overt GI bleeding, recent cerebrovascular bleeding/systemic bleeding disorders, severe uncontrolled heart failure. Severe hepatic insufficiency, non-dialysed severe renal insufficiency. Pregnancy & lactation. Childn <12 yr.
Special Precautions
History of GI disease, serious skin reactions/hypersensitivity, dehydration, CHF, recent major surgical procedures, CV disease or risk factors for CV disease. W/draw if peptic ulceration or GI bleeding occurs. Concomitant anticoagulant or diuretic treatment. Hepatic cirrhosis, nephrotic syndrome, overt renal disease. Elderly.
Adverse Reactions
Abnormal blood count, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, anaemia, anaphylactic reaction, anaphylactoid reaction, confusional state, disorientation, altered mood, dizziness, somnolence, headache, visual disturbance eg, blurred vision, conjunctivitis, vertigo, tinnitus, palpitations, increased BP, flushing, asthma (allergic to aspirin/NSAIDs), GI bleeding, gastroduodenal ulcer, colitis, gastritis, oesophagitis, stomatitis, abdominal pain, dyspepsia, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, constipation, flatulence, eructation, hepatitis, toxic epidermal necrolysis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, angioedema, bullous dermatitis, erythema multiforme, rash, urticaria, photosensitivity reaction, pruritus, acute renal failure, micturition disorders, oedema.
Drug Interactions
NSAIDs, salicylates, oral anticoagulants, ticlopidine, heparin, thrombolytics, SSRIs, lithium, methotrexate, IUD, diuretics, antihypertensives, cholestyramine, cyclosporin.
ATC Classification
M01AC06 - meloxicam ; Belongs to the class of non-steroidal antiinflammatory and antirheumatic products, oxicams.
Mobic tab 7.5 mg
10 × 10's
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