FDA Approves Boehringer Ingelheim's Mobic

Mobic is a once-daily, 7.5 mg tablet indicated for the relief of the pain and stiffness associated with osteoarthritis.

Mobic is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).
Osteoarthritis is a disease which affects approximately 80% of Americans over the age of 65. The disease, which causes the cartilage in the joints to break down, is especially painful and debilitating.

Mobic is in a group of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Mobic works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body.

Mobic is used to treat pain or inflammation caused by arthritis.

What is the availability of Mobic (meloxicam)?

Mobic is not available as an over-the-counter drug. It is only available with a prescription. Mobic comes in two strengths -- 7.5 mg (taken once or twice daily) and 15 mg (taken once daily) tablets. Mobic also is available in a 7.5mg/5mL oral suspension.

When is Mobic (meloxicam) prescribed?

Mobic is prescribed to relieve signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It is primarily used to reduce inflammation, stiffness, and pain.

Mobic is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used as a fever reducer, anti-inflammatory, and pain reliever. The medication can help relieve the symptoms of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis when taken once daily.