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Can Mobic interact with other medications or foods?

The arthritis drug Mobic (meloxicam) can interact with many medications. Those drugs include:

  • the high-blood-pressure drugs known as angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors
  • aspirin
  • diuretics
  • lithium, used for mental disorders
  • the blood thinner warfarin
  • the immune suppressant cyclosporine
  • cholestyramine
  • corticosteroids
  • Kayexalate (sodium polystyrene sulfonate) 
  • methotrexate for rheumatoid arthritis

Your doctor will advise you on whether you can take these other medications if you take Mobic.

Before you start Mobic, give your doctor a complete list of all your prescription and over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements. Once you begin the drug, do not take any new medicine or supplement without talking with your doctor first.

Mobic isn't known to interact with food. However, drinking large amounts of alcohol while on Mobic can increase your risk of serious side effects, such as intestinal bleeding.

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