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Mobic is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug or NASAID. It is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Mobic reduces the effect of hormones that causes pain and inflammation in the body. Mobic is available in the market in the form of 7.5 mg and 15 mg tablets. Mobic dose should not exceed 15 mg a day as it may cause serious intestinal and stomach problems.
Things to keep in mind while prescribing this medicine: -
Mobic drug has the potential to cause serious cardiovascular problems which includes heart attack and stroke hence it is best to avoid this medicine just before or after a bypass surgery. Call the doctor or emergency help service immediately in case you experience symptoms of cardiovascular problems such as chest pain, severe weakness, slurred speech, problems in balance and vision and shortness of breath. This medicine may also severely affect the stomach and intestinal walls which may result in bleeding or perforation. These conditions may prove to be fatal so contact the doctor immediately if you experience symptoms of bleeding in your intestine or stomach. Use of this drug should be avoided in the following cases: –
• History of stroke, heart attack or blood clot
• History of gastric ulcers, bowel problems and diverticulosis
• Heart disease, high blood pressure, congestive heart failure
• Polyps in nose
• Kidney or liver disease
• Smoking addiction
How to take this medicine?
Mobic should be taken as instructed by the doctor. Never exceed the prescribed dose as it may lead to severe consequences.
What are the possible side effects associated with this drug?
Administration of this medicine may cause various side effects which include: –
• Allergic reactions leading to hives, breathing problems, swelling of throat, lips, face or tongue.
• General weakness of the body, chest pain, shortness of breath, vision problems and slurred speech.
• Black, tarry and bloody stools, vomiting of coffee-colored blood.
• Reduced urination, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, dark urine, loss of appetite, yellowing of eyes and skin.
• Fever, red skin rash, headache, sore throat and muscle weakness.