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When can I stop taking Mobic?

Your doctor will tell you when you can stop taking Mobic (meloxicam), a drug prescribed to treat osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Mobic helps with arthritis symptoms only while you are taking it, so your doctor may suggest you take it long term. However, Mobic does have risks, some of which go up with age. For instance, like other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), Mobic can cause ulcers, and the risk of this side effect increases with age. Other risks increase if you take Mobic for a long time. Like other NSAIDs (except for aspirin), Mobic appears to increase the risk for heart attack and stroke, and these dangers may be greater if you're on it for a long period.

Your doctor will help you weigh Mobic's risks and benefits as you decide how long to continue the drug.

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