Is Meloxicam a Narcotic?
Although meloxicam (Mobic®) is a medication used to treat pain, this drug is not a type of narcotic. Meloxicam belongs to a group of medications called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and works by blocking the action of certain hormones (prostaglandins) that cause inflammation and pain in the body.
Specifically, meloxicam is useful for treating pain, swelling, inflammation, and stiffness caused by:
However, meloxicam is not a cure for these types of arthritis, nor does it slow the progression of the disease.
(For more information on what meloxicam is and how it works, click Meloxicam. This article provides an in-depth overview of the drug, including information on its specific uses, safety precautions, and potential side effects.)