Melox

Melox Dosage/Direction for Use

meloxicam

Manufacturer:

Medochemie

Distributor:

Medochemie
Full Prescribing Info
Dosage/Direction for Use
Melox tablets are for oral administration only. The total daily dose should be taken as a single dose, with water or another liquid, during a meal. The maximum daily dose is 15 mg. Do not exceed this dose.
Adults: Recommended Dose: Acute Exacerbations of Osteoarthritis: 7.5 mg. If necessary and depending upon the severity of symptoms, dosage may be increased to 15 mg daily.
Rheumatoid Arthritis: 15 mg/day. Patients at increased risk for adverse reactions should initiate therapy at 7.5 mg/day.
Ankylosing Spondylitis: 15 mg/day. Patients at increased risk for adverse reactions should initiate therapy at 7.5 mg/day.
Elderly: In elderly patients being treated for rheumatoid arthritis, the recommended dose for long-term treatment is 7.5 mg/day.
Hepatic Impairment: Meloxicam is contraindicated in severe hepatic impairment (see Contraindications). Caution should be exercised in patients with lesser degrees of hepatic impairment. These patients should be closely monitored. Diuresis and renal function should be carefully monitored during meloxicam therapy (see Precautions).
Renal Impairment: Meloxicam is contraindicated in nondialysed severe renal failure (see Contraindications). Patients with severe renal failure undergoing dialysis should not exceed a dose of 7.5 mg/day. Diuresis and renal function should be carefully monitored during meloxicam therapy (see Precautions).
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