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Movatec detailed information:
Movatec is in a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and is used to treat pain and/or inflammation. Prostaglandins are chemicals that contribute to inflammation within joints, and it is the inflammation that leads to the common symptoms of pain, tenderness and swelling associated with arthritis. Meloxicam, the substance in Movatec blocks the enzymes that make prostaglandins (cyclooxygenase 1 and 2) and reduces the levels of prostaglandins. As a result, inflammation and its accompanying symptoms are reduced.
This medication is used to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by a breakdown of the lining of the joints) and rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints). Meloxicam is also used to relieve the pain, tenderness, swelling and stiffness caused by juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (a type of arthritis that affects children) in children 2 years of age and older. It works by stopping the body's production of a substance that causes pain, fever, and inflammation. Meloxicam is also used sometimes to treat ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis that mainly affects the spine).
It is usually taken once a day with or without food. Take meloxicam tablets by mouth and at the same time every day. Swallow tablets whole with a full glass of water; take tablets in an upright or sitting position. Taking a sip of water first, before taking the tablets, may help you swallow them. If possible take bedtime doses at least 10 minutes before lying down. If meloxicam upsets your stomach, take it with food or milk. Take your doses at regular intervals.
For further information about MOVATEC, consult with your doctor.