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Yes, Meloxicam is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and is prescribed to treat pain related to arthritis, including:

  • Swelling
  • Inflammation
  • Strain on joints
  • Pain surrounding and on joints

In most cases, doctors try to prescribe the lowest dose of meloxicam for the shortest possible duration in order to provide the safest, most effective treatment of pain related to arthritis.

Is meloxicam the same as ibuprofen?

No, meloxicam is a prescription pain medication used to treat pain related to arthritis, whereas ibuprofen is an over-the-counter (OTC) paint reliever meant to treat more common pain symptoms and/or fever. Even though they are both NSAID’s they are not the same.

Is meloxicam safe to take everyday?

Your doctor will prescribe you the proper dose and instruct you how often and how frequently to take meloxicam, based on your symptoms and medical history. It is critical to follow your doctor’s dosage instructions and to follow up as needed.

For more information regarding meloxicam dosage, please visit our meloxicam dosage page.

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