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Mobic

What is Mobic

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.

Mobic is used to reduce the pain, inflammation, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis.

Mobic may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

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 you
- 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,
- have congestive heart failure,
- have fluid retention,
- have heart disease, or
- have high blood pressure.

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 food.

Store Mobic at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

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.

Symptoms 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 slow breathing.

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 with Mobic.

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);
- rash;
- swelling or rapid weight gain (fluid retention);
- black, bloody or tarry stools;
- blood in your vomit;
- 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 bothersome.

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 drugs:
- 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 (Midamor);
- an anticoagulant such as warfarin (Coumadin); or
- lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid, others).

Drugs 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.

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