Meloxicam - anti-inflammatory drug.
Meloxicam - NSAIDs group of oxicams, has analgesic and antipyretic effect.
Meloxicam absorbed in the digestive tract completely, while food intake on absorption is not affected. After a single internal use Meloxicam reaches maximum concentration through 5-6ch.
Producing Meloxicam tablets, solution for intramuscular injections Meloxicam.
Indications for use of meloxicam
Meloxicam is prescribed according to the instructions at an exacerbation of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis for the treatment (ankylosing spondylitis).
The instructions Meloxicam stated that it is contraindicated: severe heart failure when, liver, kidney, bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract, and other cerebrovascular, ulcers in the digestive system.
Do not use the drug to children under 15 l., In patients with hypersensitivity to meloxicam other nesteroidam, particularly aspirin. It is not recommended to take the means to those who in the past had an allergic reaction to any medication in the form of a non-steroidal nasal polyps, angioneurotic edema, bronchial asthma attacks, urticaria.
Meloxicam is contraindicated during pregnancy.
Combine meloxicam tablets or injections with taking lithium is not recommended, because may increase the toxicity of the latter. It is undesirable to combine the drug with a thrombolytic, antithrombotic agents (coagulation parameters should be monitored blood-building), with nesteroidami other groups (increased risk of ulcers and erosions of the digestive tract)
There are also reviews of meloxicam, that it reduces the effectiveness of intrauterine contraception.
Instructions for use of meloxicam
Meloxicam tablets are taken once p / day during meals, they should drink 250ml of liquid.
Injections Meloxicam is carried exclusively by intramuscular injection. Intravenous administration of the drug is contraindicated. Injections Meloxicam do in the first days of treatment, and then start to take pills.
For the treatment of exacerbations of osteoarthritis take 7 one 5 mg p / day. In cases where the therapeutic effect is not achieved, the dosage is increased to 15mg.
For the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis take 15 mg Meloxicam one p / day. When the result is noticeable, the daily dose can be reduced to 7, 5mg.
Take meloxicam tablets in a dosage exceeding 15mg not recommended.
According to the instructions of meloxicam in patients who are on dialysis who suffer from renal insufficiency appointed to take no more than 7, 5 mg / day. Patients with mild and moderate renal impairment did not adjust the dosage
Elderly patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis for the passage of long-term therapy is prescribed to take 7, 5 mg, and if there is a risk of side effects, increase the dosage is impossible.
Judging by the reviews of the collected Meloxicam patients with abnormal liver function in the middle, mild dosage can not be reduced.
The use of meloxicam can cause changes in visual acuity, headache, tinnitus, loss of consciousness, dizziness, anemia, leukopenia, agranulocytosis, thrombocytopenia, abdominal pain, epigastric pain, nausea, flatulence, vomiting, constipation, stomach ulcers, bleeding from the stomach, esophagitis perforation wall of the digestive tract, colitis, gastritis, diarrhea. The most common side effects from the gastrointestinal tract occur in elderly patients - the development of peptic ulcers, gastrointestinal bleeding, perforation in the digestive tract.
There are reviews of meloxicam, causes an increase in pressure, vasodilatation under the skin with a feeling of fever, tachycardia, renal failure, bronchial asthma attacks (in patients with allergy to nesteroidy in history), rash and itching on the skin, toxic epidermal necrolysis, mucosal edema or skin covers angioedema, photosensitivity, erythema multiforme, hepatitis, abnormal liver function.