Mobic can help relieve osteoarthritis.
What is Mobic?
MOBIC is a nonsteroidal anti–inflammatory drug (NSAID) which can help relieve the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
What is osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis is a disease that causes the breakdown of joint cartilage, leading to pain and stiffness. Researchers believe that heredity, obesity, injury and repeated overuse of certain joints all contribute to the risk of developing the disease.
While osteoarthritis can affect any joint it commonly occurs in the hips, knees and spine. Finger and toe joints can also be affected. Rarely affected are the wrists, elbows, shoulders, ankles and jaw, except as a result of an injury.
What causes the pain associated with osteoarthritis?
With healthy joints, the cartilage covers the end of each bone providing a cushion. The start of an unhealthy joint begins when the cartilage becomes damaged and loses its elasticity. Over time the cartilage continues to wear out by injury and repeated use. Eventually the bones rub together as the cartilage disappears, creating pain and discomfort when the joint is put to action.
What are the symptoms of osteoarthritis?
Although the early symptoms of osteoarthritis are often minor, they can be severely disabling in the advanced stages of the disease. Symptoms are usually at their worst after the joints have been overused or have remained inactive for a long period of time.
The most common symptoms of osteoarthritis are:
- Joint stiffness and pain
- Increased symptoms during cold, damp weather
- Cracking or grating noises caused by movement in affected joints
- Limited movement and stiffness in affected joints
Who should not take Mobic?
Mobic is not for everyone. You should not take Mobic if you have had an allergic reaction to meloxicam, aspirin or other NSAIDs. It should not be taken if you have asthma. Women who are pregnant should talk with their doctor before taking Mobic. Tell your doctor if you have advanced kidney disease or any symptoms suggesting liver problems.
What are the side effects of Mobic?
The most common side effects are found to be:
- Flu–like symptoms
If side effects persist or worsen while taking MOBIC, always contact your doctor.
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