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).
About Clifton Bingham, III, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director - Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center