Benefits of Meloxicam
If you have pain, swelling, or stiffness caused by certain types of arthritis, you may benefit from meloxicam (Mobic®), a prescription medication approved to treat osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
Meloxicam is a type of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and works by inhibiting the action of certain hormones (prostaglandins) that cause inflammation and pain in the body. By blocking the effects of prostaglandins, meloxicam is useful at reducing pain, inflammation, and joint swelling associated with different forms of arthritis and other painful conditions.
Although meloxicam offers several benefits, it is not a cure for arthritis, nor does it slow down the progression of the disease.
(Click Meloxicam for more details on the benefits of taking this drug. This article offers a complete overview of how it works, dosing guidelines, and general precautions to be aware of before taking it.)