Meloxicam is prescribed to treat people who have pain or inflammation caused by rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis in adults.

Formulation – Meloxicam is formulated using colloidal silicon dioxide, crospovidone, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, povidone and sodium citrate.

Meloxicam is a drug that belongs to the Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agent drug class, and it has been found useful in additional to its main prescribed use to treat Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. If any side effects are caused by this drug a range of alternative drugs, listed further down this guide, may be prescribed.

Side Effects / Precautions

The side effects that can be experienced when taking Meloxicam include stomach upset, nausea, drowsiness, or diarrhoea.

Meloxicam does have side effects as mentioned above, and if you experience any of the above side effects, you should consult a doctor or medical professional immediately. As a precaution you should also have a discussion with your doctor to see if this drug is suitable for you if you have any pre-existing medical conditions.


Prednisone– One of the many different alternative drugs that you may be prescribed is this one, and it is a drug that has been found to be a good alternative should you be suffering from osteoarthritis. There are several other alternatives you could be prescribed by your doctor for that condition and they are naproxen, Cymbalta, aspirin, ibuprofen, diclofenac, Celebrex.

Humira – Should you be suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis and you are suffering any side effects then this drug is one alternative you could or may be prescribed. Should you be found to be intolerable then you will find there are several other alternatives available including Plaquenil, hydroxychloroquine, Enbrel, sulfasalazine, Remicade, Rituxan, leflunomide.

Prednisone – If you are suffering any of the side effects that are listed above and you are suffering from a Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis then you may be prescribed this drug. However, there are several others which have been found to be suitable alternatives and they include naproxen, aspirin, Celebrex, Mobic, dexamethasone, Aleve, celecoxib.