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Dosing With Meloxicam

General Information on Dosing With Meloxicam

Some considerations for people taking meloxicam include:
  • Your meloxicam dosage should be taken with a glass of water. Taking it with milk or food may prevent an upset stomach.
  • It is important to take the lowest effective dose for the least amount of time in order to treat your condition. This will decrease the chances of serious side effects occurring.
  • Meloxicam should be taken at the same time each day to maintain an even level of medicine in your blood.
  • For meloxicam to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. Meloxicam will not work if you take it in a way other than how your healthcare provider prescribes.
  • If you do not take your meloxicam dosage as scheduled, take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is close to the next scheduled dose, skip the missed one and continue with normal dosing. Do not take a double dose at one time or take your dosage with other NSAIDs. It is, however, okay to take it with acetaminophen (Tylenol®).
  • If you are unsure about anything related to meloxicam or your meloxicam dosage, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking meloxicam without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.
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