What is Muvera (Meloxicam) used for?
Muvera (Meloxicam) is an oral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) prescribed to treat rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, or ankylosing spondylitis. The medication operates by preventing the action of enzymes released in response to injury that cause the swelling, irritation, and pain associated with this condition to allow easier and more comfortable joint movement. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other conditions that are not listed here.
How should I use Muvera (Meloxicam)?
Take Muvera (Meloxicam) according to your physician's instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally administered once each day, but your particular directions will differ depending on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. Swallow these with a large cup of water to aid absorption. The doses may be taken with or without food, but a meal or snack is recommended prior to administration if you experience nausea. Do not change the form of the tablets before use by splitting, crushing, or chewing them to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about using the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Muvera (Meloxicam)?
Side effects that may occur while using Muvera (Meloxicam) include:
Serious side effects that may require immediate medical attention include angina, confusion, sensitive skin, tingling sensations, severe skin reactions, trouble breathing, swelling, weight gain, coughing up a substance resembling coffee grounds, urinary retention, darkened urine, discolored stools, or jaundice. Tell your physician as soon as you experience any symptoms that are intense or worry you to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your dosage to prevent further complications.
Do not begin using Muvera (Meloxicam) if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have severe heart failure, an active ulcer, severe kidney failure, severely decreased liver function, or if you have had a bad reaction to aspirin or other NSAID medications. Also inform your physician if you are a smoker or if you have asthma, heart disease, poor circulation, cerebrovascular disease, inflammatory bowel disease, high cholesterol, history of intestinal disorders, clotting disorders, systemic lupus, hypertension, liver disease, or kidney disease. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring adjustments to your dosage or frequency of administration.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Muvera (Meloxicam). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.