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Mel OD 15mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Zydus Cadila
Medicine composition: Meloxicam
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: November 28, 2019

Mel OD 15mg Tablet helps in the treatment of arthritis, and is known as a NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug). It thus reduces pain, stiffness of the bones and swelling as well.

Mel OD 15mg Tablet should be taken exactly as prescribed by your medical professional. The drug should be taken orally, along with a glass of water, unless discourage by your doctor. Avoid lying down for about 10 minutes just after consuming a dose. The drug is available in both tablet and liquid form. In case you are taking liquid Mel OD 15mg Tablet, make sure that you shake the bottle before each dose. Use a measuring device to ensure that you take the precise dose as prescribed. Avoid using a table spoon or tea spoon in this case. If you suffer from a bad stomach because of Mel OD 15mg Tablet, it is best that the drug is taken along with milk or food. An antacid may also help relieve the symptoms of a stomach upset.

A few common side effects related to Mel OD 15mg Tablet are stomach upset, diarrhea, nausea and dizziness. The drug can also cause high blood pressure, thus doctors generally advise regular BP checks to patients taking Mel OD 15mg Tablet. If the side effects tend to get severe inform the doctor and seek relevant treatment.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Rheumatologist before using this medicine.
  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Taking meloxicam with alcohol can increase your risk of stomach bleeding.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Meloflex 15mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
    Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    No dose adjustment is needed for patients with the mild to moderate renal disease. Not advisable in patients with the severe renal disease.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Mel OD 15mg Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of Meloxicam, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

This medication belongs to the class of is an anti-inflammatory drug with analgesic and antipyretic characteristics. It works by preventing prostaglandin synthetase. As a result prostaglandin synthesis is stopped. The halting of this synthesis could be associated with analgesic and antipyretic effects of the drug.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Medicine

    Zydol 50Mg Suspension

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