What is Mobic
is in a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory
drugs (NSAIDs). Mobic works by reducing hormones that cause
inflammation and pain in the body.
is used to reduce the pain, inflammation, and stiffness caused
may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication
General medical information about Mobic
Contact your doctor if you experience bloody, black,
or tarry stools, blood in your vomit; swelling or rapid
weight gain (fluid retention); unusual fatigue or weakness;
yellowing of the skin or eyes; excessive itching; flu-like
symptoms; or abdominal pain or tenderness. These symptoms
could indicate serious side effects.
If you drink
more than three alcoholic beverages a day, Mobic may increase
the risk of stomach bleeding. Talk to your doctor about
the use of alcohol while taking Mobic.
Who should not take Mobic
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if
- have an allergy to aspirin or any other NSAIDs,
- have an ulcer or bleeding in your stomach,
drink more than three alcoholic beverages a day,
have liver disease;
- have kidney disease;
have a bleeding or blood clotting disorder,
congestive heart failure,
- have fluid retention,
- have heart disease, or
- have high blood
You may not be able to take Mobic, or you
may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during
treatment if you have any of the conditions listed above.
Mobic is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means
it is not known whether Mobic will harm an unborn baby.
Mobic should not be taken late in pregnancy (the third trimester)
because a similar drug is known to affect the baby's heart.
Do not take Mobic without first talking to your doctor if
you are pregnant.
It is not known whether Mobic passes
into breast milk. Do not take this medication without first
talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
The safety and effectiveness of Mobic have not been
established in children younger than 18 years of age.
How should take Mobic Take Mobic exactly as directed. If you do not understand
these instructions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor
to explain them to you.
Take each dose with a full
glass of water.
Mobic may be taken with or without
Store Mobic at room temperature away from moisture
If you miss a dose: Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If
it is almost time for the next dose, skip the dose you missed
and take only the next regularly scheduled dose as directed.
Do not take a double dose of this medication unless your
doctor directs otherwise.
What happens if you overdose: Seek emergency medical attention.
of a Mobic overdose include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain,
loss of consciousness, drowsiness, headache, cardiac arrest,
stomach pain, seizures, little or no urine production, and
Avoid while taking Mobic If you drink more than three alcoholic beverages
a day, Mobic may increase the risk of stomach bleeding.
Discuss with your doctor the use of alcohol during treatment
Possible side effects of Mobic If you experience any of the following serious side
effects, stop taking Mobic and seek medical treatment or
contact your doctor immediately:
- an allergic reaction
(difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling
of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives);
- swelling or rapid weight gain (fluid retention);
- black, bloody or tarry stools;
- blood in
- nausea, fatigue or weakness, excessive
itching, flu-like symptoms, jaundice (yellowing of the skin
or eyes); or
- abdominal pain or tenderness.
Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur.
Continue to take Mobic and talk to your doctor if you experience:
- dizziness or headache;
- flatulence, diarrhea,
or constipation; or
- nausea, vomiting, upset stomach,
heartburn, or indigestion.
Side effects other than
those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about
any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially
What other drugs will affect Mobic Other prescription and over-the-counter drugs may
increase the effects of Mobic and cause dangerous side effects.
Tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following
- another nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
(NSAID) such as ibuprofen (Motrin, Rufen, others), ketoprofen
(Orudis, Orudis KT, Oruvail), naproxen (Naprosyn, Aleve,
Anaprox), diclofenac (Voltaren, Cataflam), etodolac (Lodine),
fenoprofen (Nalfon), flurbiprofen (Ansaid), indomethacin
(Indocin), ketorolac (Toradol), nabumetone (Relafen), oxaprozin
(Daypro), sulindac (Clinoril), or tolmetin (Tolectin);
aspirin or another salicylates (forms of aspirin) such as
salsalate (Disalcid), choline salicylate, and magnesium
salicylate (watch the aspirin content of other over-the-counter
products such as cough, cold, and allergy medicines);
a diuretic (water pill) such as hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ,
HydroDiuril, others), chlorothiazide (Diuril, others), chlorthalidone
(Thalitone), bumetanide (Bumex), ethacrynic acid (Edecrin),
furosemide (Lasix), spironolactone (Aldactone), and amiloride
- an anticoagulant such as warfarin (Coumadin);
- lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid, others).
other than those listed here may also interact with Mobic.
Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription
or over-the-counter medicines, including herbal products.