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How can I minimize the side effects of Mobic?

You can minimize the side effects of Mobic (meloxicam), a drug prescribed for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, by taking it exactly as your doctor prescribes it and telling him or her about any side effects you experience. These side effects may include:
  • nausea
  • feeling very tired or weak
  • itching
  • yellow skin or eyes
  • stomach pain or flu-like symptoms
  • vomiting blood or having blood in your stool
  • gaining unusual amounts of weight
  • skin rash or blisters with fever
  • swollen arms, legs, hands or feet
  • dizziness 
  • heartburn
  • constipation
  • diarrhea
  • gas
  • difficulty breathing 
  • fast heartbeat
Mobic can interact with other medications, so be sure to tell your doctor about all your other prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins and supplements. Do not start taking any new medicine or supplement without talking to your doctor first. Certain medical conditions may increase your risk for serious side effects, so you should give your doctor a complete medical history before starting Mobic.

In addition, do not drink large amounts of alcohol or smoke while taking Mobic, because this can increase your risk for serious side effects, such as intestinal bleeding.

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