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How does meloxicam treat ankylosing spondylitis?

Ankylosing spondylitis is arthritis that affects your spine. Inflammation and pain from this disease can severely limit your mobility. Meloxicam treats ankylosing spondylitis by blocking an enzyme called cyclooxygenase. This enzyme is responsible for the production of prostaglandins, which are the substances that trigger inflammation and pain.

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