Mobic (meloxicam) is one of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Mobic, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in April 2000, is prescribed to relieve signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It is primarily used to reduce inflammation, stiffness, and pain. Take as directed to ensure safe use.
Based on an analysis of 7,945,910 prescriptions written by rheumatologists from January to March 2008, 2.1% were written for Mobic (meloxicam) -- making it the seventh most commonly prescribed arthritis drug.