Generic Name: meloxicam (mel OKS i kam)
Brand Names: Anjeso, Mobic, Qmiiz OD, Vivlodex
Medically reviewed by Sophia Entringer, PharmD Last updated on Jun 2, 2020.
What is meloxicam?
Meloxicam is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body.
Meloxicam is used to treat pain or inflammation caused by rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis in adults.
Meloxicam is also used to treat juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in children who are at least 2 years old.
The Anjeso brand of meloxicam is used to treat moderate to severe pain in adults.
Vivlodex is for use only in adults. Qmiiz is for adults and children weighing at least 132 pounds (60 kilograms).
Meloxicam can increase your risk of fatal heart attack or stroke, especially if you use it long term or take high doses, or if you have heart disease. Do not