HomeRelafenCan someone give a general description of meloxicam?
Posted in Relafen on 19th June 2014

Can someone give a general description of meloxicam?
I probably spelled that wrong so dont slit my throat.

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Answer by aquarius448
NSAIDs or Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs
Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs, abbreviated as NSAIDs, are effective in pain relief and inflammation reduction, but do not serve to protect the joints from further damage. Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs prevent your body from producing a substance called prostaglandins, which is primarily responsible for inflammation and pain.
Some examples of NSAIDs are naproxen (Aleve and Naprosyn) and ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil). Some more NSAIDs include ketoprofen (Orudis), etodolac (Lodine), meloxicam (Mobic), indomethacin, Celecoxib (Celebrex), oxaprozin (Daypro) diclofenac (Cataflam and Voltaren), piroxicam (Feldene), and nabumetone (Relafen).
NSAID medications are regularly advised as soon as a final diagnosis of RA is made. But remember that when taken in extreme dosages for a long time, these drugs can produce severe side effects, such as stomach bleeding, gastric ulcers, as well as potential damage to the kidney and liver.

Answer by Ron
It is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug and is used for treating inflamation, arthritis etc.

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