Is Meloxicam 15 mg a Narcotic?

Jessica Sanders   April 16, 2016  

As with any type of pain medication, there is always the opportunity for people to abuse Meloxicam. However, unlike other types of pain medications such as Vicodin, which is a narcotic, the risk of Meloxicam abuse is much less. And unlike Vicodin, there is no potential for patients who are using this medication to get high. Uninformed people may take Meloxicam thinking that they can get a high off of it, but they do not realize the fact that it is not a narcotic. There is a real possibility that those individuals who abuse Meloxicam can cause great harm to their body. This medication should never be taken without a prescription from a doctor. If taken recreationally and regularly, it can seriously thin the blood and cause damage to the liver and kidneys.

Consumption of alcohol while using Meloxicam (Mobic) is not recommended. Drug interactions can be dangerous and it is not advised to take Meloxicam with other drugs unless you get approval from your physician. Always consult your physician and/or your pharmacist when consuming more than one type of medication. Never exceed the daily dosage that is recommended by your doctor, and always consult your doctor if you experience any types of side effects.