Habit forming? No
Prescription needed? Yes
Available as generic? Yes
Drug class: Non-steroidal anti-Inflammatory, anti-rheumatic

Treatment for joint pain, stiffness, inflammation and swelling of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and gout.

How to take Mobic:

-Tablet: Swallow Mobic whole with liquid. May be taken with or without food.

When to take Mobic:

- At the same time each day.

If you forget a Mobic dose:

- Take as soon as you remember, however, if it is the next day, skip the missed dose and return to your normal schedule (don't double this dose).

What Mobic does:

- Reduces tissue concentration of prostaglandins (hormones which produce inflammation and pain).

Time lapse before drug works:

- Begins in 2 to 3 hours.

- May require 3 weeks of regular use for maximum benefit.

Don't take Mobic with:

- Any other medicine or any dietary supplement without consulting your doctor or pharmacist.

SYMPTOMS: Bloody or black tarry stools; blue lips, fingernails or skin; blurred vision; confusion; changes in urine color or output; difficulty swallowing or breathing; dizziness; fever; chest pain; slow or fast heartbeat; swelling; stomach pain; unusual tiredness or weakness; vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds; wheezing; yellow eyes or skin.


Hives, rash, intense itching, faintness soon after a dose, breathing difficulties (anaphylaxis).

Common Mobic Side Effects:

Diarrhea, heartburn, Indigestion, gas.

Infrequent Mobic Side Effects:

Abdominal pain, anxiety, confusion, constipation, nausea, nervousness, sleepiness.

Rare Mobic Side Effects:

Difficulty swallowing, swelling around the face, shortness of breath, tightness in chest, unusual tiredness or weakness, bloody or black tarry stools, vomiting, stomach pain.

Don't take MOBIC if:  

- You are allergic to aspirin or any other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs).

- You have nasal polyps.

Before you start, consult your doctor if:

- You have a history of alcohol abuse.

- You have bleeding problems or ulcers.

- You have any condition that causes fluid retention (heart problems or high blood pressure or dehydration).

- You have used tobacco recently.

- You have impaired kidney or liver function.

- You have asthma.

Over age 60:

- No problems expected.


- Decide with your doctor whether drug benefits justify risk to unborn child.


- Animal studies show the drug passes into milk.

- Avoid drug or discontinue nursing until you finish medicine.

- Consult doctor for advice on maintaining milk supply.

Infants & children:

- Mobic is not recommended for anyone younger than 18.

Prolonged Mobic use:

- Talk to your doctor about the need for follow-up medical exams or laboratory studies to check complete blood counts, liver function, stools for blood, and eyes.

Skin & sunlight:

- No problems expected.

Driving, piloting or hazardous work:

- Don't drive or pilot aircraft until you learn how medicine affects you.

- Don't work around dangerous machinery.

- Don't climb ladders or work in high places.

- Danger increases if you drink alcohol or take medicine affecting alertness and reflexes, such as antihistamines, tranquilizers, sedatives, pain medicine, narcotics and mind-altering drugs.


- No problems expected.

- If drug has been taken for a long time, consult doctor before discontinuing.


- May affect results in some medical tests.

- Advise any doctor or dentist whom you consult that you take this medicine.

- Do not refrigerate.

- Do not store in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink or in other damp places.

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