Meloxicam is used to treat arthritis. It reduces pain, swelling, and stiffness of the joints. Meloxicam is known as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).If you are treating a chronic condition such as arthritis, ask your doctor about non-drug treatments and/or using other medications to treat your pain. See also Warning section.How to use Meloxicam Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start taking meloxicam and each time you get a refill.
If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.Side Effects See also Warning section.Stomach upset, nausea, dizziness, or diarrhea may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Precautions Before taking meloxicam, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to or other NSAIDs (such as ibuprofen, naproxen, celecoxib); or if you have any other allergies.