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Mobic â Side-Effects, Safety and Recall Information

According to the FDA, Mobic

®* side effects are not common, but they can occur. Tell your doctor if any of these side-effects are severe or do not go away:

· loss of appetite
· upset stomach
· constipation
· diarrhea
· gas
· weight gain
· dizziness
· headache
· muscle, joint, or back pain
· difficulty sleeping
· cough
· frequent urination

If you experience any of the following side-effects, call your doctor immediately:

· skin rash
· difficulty breathing
· respiratory infection
· urinary tract infection
· bloody diarrhea or black tarry stools
· itching
· abdominal pain
· excessive tiredness
· vomiting
· flu-like side-effects
· dark urine
· yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes
· swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs

*Mobic® is marketed by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals as a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug for the side-effects of osteoarthritis. The active ingredient in Mobic® is meloxicam.


Disclaimer: The information presented here is not meant to be medical advice nor to act as a substitute for medical advice. Serious side-effects, including death, could result if one were to take any prescription medicine without the supervision of a physician.

Copyright 2003, Thomas Manaugh, PhD