MELOXICAM 15 mg
Manufacturer: Balkan Pharmaceuticals
Active Ingredient: meloxicam
Meloxicam can be used to relieve pain and inflammation in rheumatic disease and ankylosing spondylitis (inflammation of the joints of the backbone). It can also be used short-term to relieve pain and inflammation in osteoarthritis.
Meloxicam works by preventing the production of irritant chemicals that cause pain and inflammation in the body.
Before taking meloxicam
Before taking meloxicam make sure your doctor or pharmacist knows:
- If you are pregnant, trying for a baby or breast-feeding
- If you suffer from liver, kidney or heart problems
- If you suffer from indigestion, heartburn or any other digestive or bowel problems
- If you have ever had blood clotting problems
- If you suffer from proctitis (an inflamed back passage) or haemorrhoids (piles)
- If you have ever had stomach problems such as stomach ulcers
- If you have a history of allergic disorders
- If you suffer from asthma
- If you are taking other medicines, including those available to buy without a prescription, herbal or complementary medicines
- If you have ever had an allergic or unusual reaction to this medicine, to any other NSAID (eg aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, indometacin) or to any other medicine
How to take meloxicam
Before beginning treatment, read the manufacturer's printed information leaflet.
Take meloxicam exactly as directed by your doctor. Take the tablets with or straight after food.
Meloxicam is taken once each day. Try to take your dose at the same time each day to avoid missing any doses.
You may mix the tablets into a small glass of water before taking, or else they can be swallowed whole with a drink of water.
If you do forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is the next day before you remember, take the dose for that day and leave out the missed dose. Do not take two doses together to make up for a missed dose.
Getting the most from your treatment
If you are having any treatment like an operation or dental treatment, tell the person carrying out the treatment which medicines you are taking.
Keep your regular doctor's appointment so your progress can be monitored.
If you buy any medicines, check with a pharmacist that they are safe to take with meloxicam.
Can meloxicam cause problems?
Along with their useful effects, all medicines can cause unwanted side-effects although not everyone experiences them. These usually improve as your body adjusts to the new medicine, but speak with your doctor or pharmacist if any of the following side-effects continue or become troublesome.
About Balkan Pharmaceuticals
Balkan Pharmaceuticals is dedicated to provide high quality products for the global market and obtained lawful recognition of their operations in 2007 by the government of the Republic of Moldova.
Established under a mission of service to humanity, Balkan Pharmaceuticals is dedicated to providing a wide range of pharmaceuticals and is building a reputation of quality and integrity known around the world. They have assembled a staff of highly trained, dedicated individuals for the development, testing, and manufacture of life enhancing pharmaceuticals.
Balkan Pharmaceuticals is dedicated to meeting GMP standards set by the highest global authorities and has achieved full recognition of those authorities.
In addition, Balkan Pharmaceuticals is pursuing expansion, both in production facilities and in market area. Though currently authorized for distribution within Moldova only, they are actively working for their products to be approved in most of CIS nations.
Each product manufactured by Balkan Pharmaceuticals has an Unique Product Identification Code (UPIC) printed on it that can be used for checking against Online UPIC Checking System. This way you can be sure that the product you use is legitimate.
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