Meloxicam

Question

I have been prescribed and am taking Meloxicam (15 MG) 1/2 pill each day. Is this good for Arthritis? Thank you!

Answer

Meloxicam is a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID).  As is the case with other NSAIDS it can help with arthritis related pain and inflammation.  In certain arthritic conditions (such as rheumatoid arthritis), it is generally used as an adjunctive therapy combined with a disease modifying agent (DMARD).

Clifton Bingham, III, MD

About Clifton Bingham, III, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Director - Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center