Meloxicam 7.5 mg/5 mL oral suspension -- 1 teaspoon (5 mL) contains 7.5 mg of medication.
This medication should be taken with a glass of water. Taking it with milk or food may prevent an upset stomach. For osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, it may take several weeks for meloxicam to begin working to its full potential.
To minimize the risk of potentially serious side effects, it is important to take the lowest effective dose for the least amount of time in order to treat your condition.
(To learn more about taking this medication, click Meloxicam. This article offers more details on the uses and effects of meloxicam pills and liquid, and explains what to expect during treatment.)
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Electronic orange book: Approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations. FDA Web site. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/cder/ob/.
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