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How soon after taking meloxicam will my symptoms improve?

Meloxicam can have an onset of action within 30 minutes and last in the blood longer than ibuprofen.

Stacy Wiegman, PharmD
Pharmacy Specialist

Meloxicam may require up to two weeks to provide maximum relief of your pain and inflammation. You may begin experiencing relief well before the end of this period. If you do not feel better after two weeks, contact your doctor.

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