Meloxicam is a medication that helps to relieve the symptoms of joint pain, stiffness and swelling that occur in rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. It does this by limiting a process called inflammation.
Meloxicam is taken once daily, ideally at the same time every day. The medication should be taken as instructed by your doctor and pharmacist, and should be stored somewhere cool and dark. If you miss a dose, do not take double the next day.
Meloxicam can be taken as either a tablet or liquid medication. The tablets are yellow, and come in two sizes; 7.5mg round tablets and 15mg oval tablets.
Dosage of Meloxicam
For Children: the dosage is calculated using the child’s weight, up to 7.5mg. To be taken with food. The liquid medication is given as it is easier to give a more varied dose than the tablets.
For Adults: starting dose of 7.5mg daily, which may be increased to 15mg if required. To be taken with food.
For the Elderly: 7.5mg daily. To be taken with food.
What to Remember when Taking Meloxicam
Meloxicam should never be taken without prescription by a doctor, and should not be shared among friends or relatives, even if they appear to have the same symptoms as you. You should never adjust your dosage without approval from your physician.