MELOXICAM - meloxicam tablet 
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ATTENTION DISPENSER: Accompanying Medication Guide must be dispensed with this product.

Medication Guide for Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
(See the end of this Medication Guide for a list of prescription NSAID medicines).

What is the most important information I should know about medicines called Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)?

NSAID medicines may increase the chance of a heart attack or stroke that can lead to death. This chance increases:

NSAID medicines should never be used right before or after a heart surgery called a "coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)."

NSAID medicines can cause ulcers and bleeding in the stomach and intestines at any time during treatment. Ulcers and bleeding:

The chance of a person getting an ulcer or bleeding increases with:

NSAID medicines should only be used:

What are Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)?

NSAID medicines are used to treat pain and redness, swelling, and heat (inflammation) from medical conditions such as:

Who should not take a Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAID)? Do not take an NSAID medicine:

Tell your healthcare provider:

What are the possible side effects of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)?

Serious side effects include:

Other side effects include:

Get emergency help right away if you have any of the following symptoms:

Stop your NSAID medicine and call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms:

These are not all the side effects with NSAID medicines. Talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist for more information about NSAID medicines.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Other information about Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs):

NSAID medicines that need a prescription

Generic NameProduct Trademark(s)
CelecoxibCelebrex®
DiclofenacCataflam®, Voltaren®, Arthrotec™ (combined with misoprostol)
DiflunisalDolobid®
EtodolacLodine®, Lodine® XL
FenoprofenNalfon®, Nalfon® 200
FlurbiprofenAnsaid®
IbuprofenMotrin®, Tab-Profen®, Vicoprofen®* (combined with hydrocodone), Combunox™ (combined with oxycodone)
IndomethacinIndocin®, Indocin® SR, Indo-Lemmon™, Indomethegan™
KetoprofenOruvail®
KetorolacToradol®
Mefenamic AcidPonstel®
MeloxicamMobic®
NabumetoneRelafen®
NaproxenNaprosyn®, Anaprox®, Anaprox® DS, EC-Naprosyn™, Naprelan®, PREVACID NapraPAC® (copackaged with lansoprazole)
OxaprozinDaypro®
PiroxicamFeldene®
SulindacClinoril®
TolmetinTolectin®, Tolectin DS®, Tolectin® 600

*Vicoprofen contains the same dose of ibuprofen as over-the-counter (OTC) NSAIDs, and is usually used for less than 10 days to treat pain.  The OTC NSAID label warns that long term continuous use may increase the risk of heart attack or stroke.

All registered trademarks in this document are the property of their respective owners. 

This Medication Guide has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration

Revised: May 2014

Revised: 05/2014
 
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