Instructions for the use of “Meloxicam”
“Meloxicam” (meloxicam) are prescribed for inflammatory and degenerative diseases of the joints (arthritis, osteoarthritis), rheumatoid arthritis, Bekhterev’s disease, pain syndrome in radiculitis and osteoarthritis. The price of “Meloxicama” is quite affordable, the drug is sold on a doctor’s prescription.
“ Meloxicam” is taken during meals (without chewing) in the amount of 7.5-15 mg once a day. The dose of the drug is selected individually by the doctor, it is necessary to take the smallest effective dose minimum amount of time. The highest daily dose is 15 milligrams.
Intramuscular administration of “Meloxicam” is carried out only in the first days of treatment, then the drug is taken in the form of tablets.
Contraindications, side effects of “Meloxicam”
“Meloxicam” contraindications are contraindicated with GI ulcers in the stage of aggravation, with pronounced violations liver work, kidney failure. The drug is not prescribed in pregnancy, childhood and adolescence until 15 years, with hypersensitivity to “Meloxicam” and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
If the use of “Meloxicam” during lactation is necessary, breastfeeding is stopped.
“ Meloxicam” may exhibit the following side actions. On the part of the digestive system can appear constipation, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, intestinal colic, stomatitis. On the side of the central nervous system possible drowsiness, tinnitus, dizziness, headache. In this regard, at the time of taking the drug it is necessary to stop driving vehicles and performing other activities in which increased concentration of attention is required. On the part of the cardiovascular system there can be a sensation of heartbeat, an increase in blood pressure, swelling. On the side of the bloodstream system – reduction of leukocyte level in the blood, reduction of platelet formation, anemia. Allergic reactions may appear – skin itching, bronchospasm, urticaria, rash.
Simultaneous use of “Meloxicam” with aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents increases the risk of ulcers, erosions and bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract. When combined with blood pressure-lowering drugs, “Meloxicam” can reduce the efficacy of these drugs. Simultaneous use with diuretics and cyclosporin leads to an increased risk of renal failure.