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How does meloxicam treat rheumatoid arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis is the result of swelling in the lining of the joints. Meloxicam treats both rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis by blocking an enzyme called cyclooxygenase. This enzyme is responsible for the production of prostaglandins, which are the substances that result in inflammation and pain.

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