Meloxicam tablets 10 mg for pain and inflammation (NSAAID, arthritis)
What are Meloxicam tablets 10 mg for pain and inflammation?
Meloxicam is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is commonly prescribed for the management of pain and inflammation associated with various musculoskeletal conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, low back pain, shoulder periarthritis, and cervical syndrome. Its mechanism of action primarily involves the inhibition of cyclooxygenase (COX) enzymes, particularly COX-2, which play a pivotal role in the synthesis of prostaglandins, molecules responsible for mediating pain and inflammation.
In rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, Meloxicam acts by suppressing the production of prostaglandins in affected joints. By reducing the levels of these inflammatory mediators, it helps alleviate pain, swelling, and stiffness, consequently improving joint function and overall quality of life for patients with these conditions.
Low back pain, shoulder periarthritis, and cervical syndrome are often characterized by localized inflammation and discomfort. Meloxicam's anti-inflammatory properties extend to these conditions as well, as it targets the source of inflammation in the affected tissues, leading to a reduction in pain and an improvement in the range of motion in the affected areas.
Active principles: meloxicam
Amount: 100 tablets
Maker: Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Toyama, Japan
Indications: reducing pain and inflammation in following:
- rheumatoid arthritis,
- low back pain,
- shoulder periarthritis,
- cervical syndrome.
How to take
Adults should take 1 tablet at a time, once a day after meal. You doctor may adjust the dosage according to your disease, age and symptoms. However the maximum daily dosage of 15 mg should not be exceeded. This preparation contains 10 mg of active principle in 1 tablet.
Contraindications: do not use for patients with peptic ulcer, blood abnormality, liver/renal disorder, cardiac dysfunction, hypertension, aspirin-induced asthma or a history of it. Do not use for pregnant, possibly pregnant or breastfeeding women.
As this medicine may cause ophthalmic accommodation disturbance or sleepiness, avoid operating dangerous machinery or driving a car.
If an allergic reaction occurs, patient needs to stop using the medicine and consult with their doctor. If patient is taking any other medication or treatment, they should consult with their doctor in advance.