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Tablets and Capsules
Consumer Medicine Information
This leaflet answers some common questions about MOBIC. It does not contain all available information, nor does it take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist.
All medicines have risks and benefits. Your doctor has weighed the risks of you taking MOBIC against the benefits they expect it will have for you.
Keep this information.
You may need to read it again later.
If you have any concerns about taking this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet was last updated on the date at the end of this leaflet. More recent information may be available. The latest Consumer Medicine Information is available from your pharmacist, doctor, or from www.medicines.org.au and may contain important information about the medicine and its use of which you should be aware.
MOBIC is used to treat the symptoms of:
Both diseases mainly affect the joints causing pain and swelling.
Although MOBIC can relieve symptoms such as pain and inflammation, it will not cure your condition.
MOBIC belongs to a family of medicines called Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs). These medicines work by relieving pain and inflammation.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why MOBIC has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed MOBIC for another reason.
Do not take MOBIC if you have an allergy to:
Some of the symptoms of an allergic reaction may include:
Ask your doctor if you are unsure if you are allergic to these ingredients.
Do not take MOBIC if:
The active ingredient in MOBIC may pass into breast milk and may affect your baby.
Do not give MOBIC to children and adolescents under 18 years of age.
Do not take MOBIC if the packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering.
Do not take MOBIC if the EXPIRY DATE printed on the pack has passed.
You must tell your doctor or pharmacist if:
If it is necessary for you to take MOBIC, your doctor will discuss the risks and benefits of taking it during pregnancy.
When taken together these medicines can cause kidney problems.
If you have not told your doctor or pharmacist about any of the above, tell them before you start taking MOBIC.
Before taking MOBIC, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including medicines that you buy without a prescription from a pharmacy, supermarket or health food shop.
There may be interference between MOBIC and some medicines. These include:
These medicines may be affected by MOBIC or may affect how well MOBIC works. Your doctor or pharmacist has more information on medicines to be careful with or avoid while taking MOBIC.
Follow all directions given to you by your doctor or pharmacist carefully.
They may differ from the information contained in this leaflet.
For the treatment of osteoarthritis
The usual dose of MOBIC is 7.5 mg, taken as a single dose each day.
However, your doctor will prescribe a dose suitable for your condition.
For the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
The usual dose of MOBIC is 15 mg taken as a single dose each day.
Depending on your response, your doctor may reduce this dose to 7.5 mg taken as a single dose each day.
The maximum recommended daily dose of MOBIC is 15 mg.
For patients with kidney problems undergoing dialysis, the maximum recommended daily dose is 7.5 mg.
Ask your doctor for more information if you have been advised to take a different dose.
Swallow the tablets or capsules with fluid.
It is best to take MOBIC immediately after food to avoid the chance of an upset stomach.
Try to take MOBIC at the same time each day, either morning or evening.
Keep taking MOBIC every day until your doctor tells you to stop.
MOBIC will not cure your condition but it should help control pain, swelling and stiffness.
If it is almost time for your next dose (e.g. within 2-3 hours), skip the dose you missed and take the next dose when you are meant to.
Otherwise, take it as soon as you remember, then go back to taking it as you would normally.
Do not try to make up for missed doses by taking more than one dose at a time.
If you are not sure what to do, check with your doctor or pharmacist.
Immediately telephone your doctor or Poisons Information Centre (telephone 13 110 26) for advice, or go to Accident and Emergency at your nearest hospital if you think that you or anyone else may have taken too much MOBIC. Do this even if there are no signs of discomfort or poisoning.
Signs of an overdose with MOBIC may include:
If you become pregnant while taking MOBIC, tell your doctor immediately.
If you are about to start any new medicines, tell your doctor and pharmacist that you are taking MOBIC.
If you are going to have surgery, including dental surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are taking MOBIC.
MOBIC can slow down blood clotting.
If you get an infection while using MOBIC, tell your doctor.
MOBIC may hide some of the signs of an infection (eg. pain, fever, redness and swelling). You may think, mistakenly, that you are better or that the infection is not serious.
Be careful driving or operating machinery until you know how MOBIC affects you.
As with other NSAID medicines, MOBIC may cause dizziness, drowsiness or blurred vision in some people.
Make sure you know how you react to MOBIC before you drive a car, operate machinery, or do anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert.
You should be aware that all medicines carry some risks and that all possible risks may not be known at this stage despite thorough testing.
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if you have any problems while taking MOBIC, even if you do not think the problems are connected with the medicine or are not listed in this leaflet.
Tell your doctor if you notice any of the following and they worry you:
These side effects are usually mild.
Tell your doctor immediately if you notice any of the following:
These are rare but serious side effects. You may need urgent medical attention.
If any of the following happen, STOP taking MOBIC and tell your doctor immediately or go to Emergency at your nearest hospital:
These are rare but very serious side effects. You may need urgent medical attention or hospitalisation.
Not all of these side effects have been reported with MOBIC but have been seen with similar medicines.
Other side effects not listed above may occur in some people.
Tell your doctor if you notice anything else that is making you feel unwell.
Do not be alarmed by this list of possible side effects. You may not experience any of them.
Keep your tablets or capsules in their pack until it is time to take them.
If you take them out of their packaging, they will not keep well.
Keep MOBIC in a cool dry place where the temperature stays below 25 degrees C.
MOBIC should not be stored in direct sunlight or heat.
Keep your tablets or capsules where children cannot reach them.
A locked cupboard at least one-and-one-half metres above the ground is a good place to store medicines.
Your pharmacist or doctor should be able to safely dispose of any unused MOBIC.
MOBIC is the brand name of your medicine. It is available as tablets and capsules.
MOBIC tablets come in two strengths:
MOBIC capsules come in two strengths:
MOBIC is available only with a doctor's prescription.
The active ingredient in MOBIC is meloxicam:
The tablets also contain:
The capsules also contain:
MOBIC does not contain gluten or sucrose.
MOBIC is supplied in Australia by:
BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM PTY LIMITED
(ABN 52 000 452 308)
78 Waterloo Road
North Ryde NSW 2113
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©Boehringer Ingelheim Pty Limited 2009
This leaflet was revised on 1 September 2009.
Published by MIMS/myDr April 2010