Mobic is used in relieving the pain and stiffness of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Following the dosage instructions of your doctor is the best way to use any medication. If you are unsure or do not remember the instructions then you may read the medicine label for more detailed information.
You may choose to take Mobic with a meal to avoid an upset stomach.
Please drink a full glass of water with Mobic.
Despite your best attempts at remembering, if you still miss out on a dose, then skip the missed dose.
Never try to compensate for the missed dose by taking a double dose together. It may cause adverse effects.
Store Mobic at room temperature (read medicine label if unsure). Always keep it in a cool dark place that is not directly exposed to sources of heat or moisture and sunlight. Protect it from kids and pets.
An overdose of Mobic may have adverse effects that require immediate medical attention. Contact the nearest emergency poison control center immediately if you notice effects like nausea, vomiting, stomach pain and bleeding, heart attack, coma.
Doctors advise against using Mobic if you are allergic to any ingredient in it or if you have conditions like evere allergic reaction (eg, severe rash, hives, trouble breathing, growths in the nose, dizziness) to aspirin or a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) (eg, ibuprofen, celecoxib); you are due to have or recently had bypass heart surgery; peptic ulcer.
Discuss your past/current medical history in detail with your doctor before beginning treatment with any new medication. If you are using Mobic then please ensure you do not consume any other drug containing NSAID.
Avoid undertaking any tasks which require mental alertness (driving, handling heavy machinery etc) until you know how you react to Mobic.
Doctors may prescribe certain laboratory tests like kidney function, complete blood cell counts, and blood pressure to determine how you have responded to treatment and to gauge the severity of the side effects of Mobic. Please Keep all lab appointments and do not miss any tests.
Please inform your lab technician or surgeon that you are taking Mobic before you undergo any emergency surgical procedure including dental operations.
The use of Mobic in children below 2 years is not recommended as its safety when used on children is not determined.
Caution should be exercised while using Mobic on the elderly as they may be prone to side effects like stomach bleeding and kidney problems.
Children should also be given Mobic cautiously as they may experience certain side effects like diarrhea, fever, headache, stomach pain, and vomiting.
You should not consume aspirin while taking Mobic
If you are expecting a child or are planning to have a child in the near future, then consult your doctor before using Mobic to discuss any possible threats to the unborn baby. Mobic should not be used by women who are in the last three months of pregnancy.
If you are a nursing mother and breast feed your baby, then too, seek consultation before using Mobic as some drugs are excreted in the breast milk and may enter the baby.
Most medications have some kind of side effects associated with them. The commonest of these side effects are temporary and mild and fade away without any special attention.
These include constipation; diarrhea; dizziness; gas; headache; heartburn; nausea; stomach upset; trouble sleeping.
However, in some cases, these mild side effects may persist or become bothersome. In such cases, seek medical attention.
Also, in some rare cases, it may lead to severe side effects like severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; trouble breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); bloody or black, tarry stools; change in the amount of urine produced; chest pain; confusion; dark urine; depression; fainting; fast or irregular heartbeat; fever, chills, or persistent sore throat; mental or mood changes; numbness of an arm or leg; one-sided weakness; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; ringing in the ears; seizures; severe headache or dizziness; severe or persistent stomach pain or nausea; severe vomiting; shortness of breath; sudden or unexplained weight gain; swelling of hands, legs, or feet; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual joint or muscle pain; unusual tiredness or weakness; vision or speech changes; vomit that looks like coffee grounds; yellowing of the skin or eyes
Seek medical attention if you notice any of these side effects.
Side effects that are not listed here may also occur.