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Mobic

Last updated on 23/11/2021.

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GENERIC NAME: Meloxicam 

CHINESE NAME: 莫比可

DRUG CLASS: Analgesics

SUB CLASS: Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs

USED FOR: Moderate to severe pain, Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout

AVAILABLE DOSAGE FORMS:
– 7.5mg, 15mg (tablets)

What is Mobic for?

Mobic is a brand product that contains Meloxicam, which belongs to a class of medications called Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).  It works by blocking the production of prostaglandin which helps to reduce pain. It is primarily used to treat moderate to severe pain in rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.

How to use it?

Mobic is available as tablets. It is recommended to take with food to reduce stomach discomfort. The usual daily is 7.5 mg once daily and up to 15 mg.

For rheumatoid arthritis
Adult
15 mg once daily, then reduced to 7.5 mg once daily if needed.

Elderly
7.5 mg once daily.

For osteoarthritis
Adult
7.5 mg once daily, then increase to 15 mg once daily if necessary.

What are the side effects of Mobic?

Common side effects of Mobic include stomach discomfort, nausea, bleeding gastric ulcer. With prolonged use, it may cause liver and kidney toxicity and increase the risk of a cardiovascular event.

Who should not take Mobic?

– Anyone who has an allergy to any components of Mobic
– Anyone who has allergic reactions after taking Aspirin or other NSAIDs. Report to your doctor or pharmacist if you experienced signs like hives, flushing or palpitation.
– People with heart failure, or uncontrolled high blood pressure
– People with active stomach bleeding or ulceration

Pharmacist Tips:

– Do not use more than one NSAIDs at the same time.

Common dosing schedule:
Mobic can be taken with or without food. Take Mobic with or after a meal can help reduce stomach discomfort.

This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.

Some common medications Mobic may interact with:
–  Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, e.g. Captopril, Lisinopril
– Antiplatelet and anticoagulant drugs e.g. Apixaban, Warfarin
– Other NSAIDs, e.g.  Aspirin, Diclofenac, Celecoxib
– Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, e.g. Fluoxetine, Sertraline

Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.

Where to buy Mobic in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Mobic is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.

For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk

Need more information?

For detailed information about the use of Mobic in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor. 

Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.