Understanding Motion: A Patient’s Guide to Meloxicam for Joint and Muscle Pain

Motion is a brand name for the medication meloxicam, which belongs to a group of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). NSAIDs work by reducing inflammation and pain in the joints and muscles. Motion is available in 7.5mg and 15mg tablets and is prescribed for various conditions, including:

  • Short-term treatment of flare-ups of osteoarthritis: This is the most common use of Motion. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that causes pain, stiffness, and swelling in the joints.
  • Long-term treatment of ankylosing spondylitis: This is an inflammatory condition that affects the spine and other joints.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis: This is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation in the joints.

How does Motion work?

Meloxicam works by inhibiting the production of prostaglandins, which are chemicals in the body that contribute to inflammation and pain. This helps to reduce swelling, stiffness, and pain in the joints and muscles.

Who can take Motion?

Motion is not suitable for everyone. It is important to discuss your medical history with your doctor before taking this medication, especially if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Allergy to meloxicam or any other ingredients in Motion
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Under 16 years of age
  • History of stomach ulcers, bleeding, or other digestive problems
  • Heart, liver, or kidney disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Taking other medications, including blood thinners or aspirin

Important warnings and precautions

  • Taking Motion may increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, or stomach ulcers. This risk is higher with higher doses and long-term use.
  • Motion may mask symptoms of infection.
  • Motion may interact with other medications you are taking.

How to take Motion

  • Always take Motion exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
  • The usual dose for adults is 7.5mg once a day, which may be increased to 15mg once a day.
  • The tablets should be swallowed whole with water during a meal.
  • Do not exceed the recommended maximum dose of 15mg a day.
  • If you experience any side effects, stop taking Motion and consult your doctor immediately.

Possible side effects

Motion can cause a variety of side effects, including:

  • Nausea, vomiting, indigestion, diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Dizziness, drowsiness, headache
  • Skin rash
  • Swelling
  • High blood pressure

Additional information

  • Motion is available in pharmacies with a prescription.
  • It is important to store Motion below 10°C and to protect it from moisture.
  • Do not use Motion after the expiry date.
  • Keep Motion out of reach of children.

Remember: This article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. Always consult your doctor before taking any medication, including Motion.

Learn more about Motion: Click here to read or download the comprehensive Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) for Motion (Meloxicam) Tablets, providing important details about use, safety, and potential side effects.