Meloxicam is used as the main active component, which is an oxicam derivative. It belongs to a group of drugs known as a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug that shows anti-inflammatory, antipyretic and analgesic activities. It works by inhibiting the activity of cyclo-oxygenase II that leads to a reduced conversion of arachidonic acid into prostaglandin precursors. Reducing prostaglandin synthesis is responsible for the therapeutic effects of meloxicam.
Class of Drugs – A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
Molecular Formula – C14H13N3O4S2
Molecular Weight - 351.4 g/mol
Working: The exact mechanism of this drug is not known. The scientists believed that this medicine works to reduce pain. Meloxicam may help decrease swelling by reducing levels of prostaglandin, a hormone-like substance that usually causes inflammation.
Uses: This particular medication is indicated for the treatment of arthritis. This medication actively decreases the pain, swelling, and stiffness of the joints.
It treats a chronic condition such as arthritis. Prostaglandins are chemicals that contribute to inflammation within the joints, and it is the inflammation that results in the common signs of pain, tenderness, and swelling related to arthritis. Meloxicam blocks the enzymes that produce prostaglandins and reduces the levels of prostaglandins. As a consequence, it reduces inflammation.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug is used in a popular brand medicine as given below:
- Mobic: 7.5 mg and 15 mg
This medication should be consumed with food or milk or an antacid to avoid stomach upset.