MOBIC, like all prescription nonsteroidal anti-Inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) increase the chance of heart attack or stroke that can lead to death. This chance increases if you have heart disease or risk factors for it, such as high blood pressure or when NSAIDs are taken for long periods.
Do not take MOBIC right before or after heart bypass surgery.
Do not take MOBIC after a heart attack unless your doctor tells you to. It could increase your chance of having another heart attack.
NSAIDs including MOBIC can cause bleeding that can be serious and result in death. This can occur at any time but your risk of bleeding is higher if you take higher doses of NSAIDs or take them for a longer time. Your risk of bleeding also increases if:
- you have had bleeding problems in the past,
- you have had stomach or intestinal ulcers,
- you have liver disease
- you are older age
- you are taking certain other medications such as corticosteroids, anticoagulants, or “SSRI’s”
- you drink alcohol or smoke
NSAIDs like MOBIC should be taken exactly as prescribed, at the lowest dose and for the shortest period of time needed for your treatment.
Before taking MOBIC, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including if you:
- have a history of ulcers or bleeding in the stomach or intestines
- have high blood pressure or heart failure
- have liver or kidney problems
- have asthma
- are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
- are breastfeeding or plan to breast feed
Tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription or over-the-counter medicines, vitamins or herbal supplements. Some medications may work differently or cause serious side effects if you are taking an NSAID medication.
NSAIDS can cause serious side effects including:
- new or worse high blood pressure
- heart failure
- liver problems including liver failure
- kidney problems including kidney failure
- low red blood cells (anemia)
- life-threatening skin reactions
- life-threatening allergic reactions
Other side effects include stomach pain, constipation, diarrhea, gas, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, and dizziness.
Get emergency help right away if you have any of the following symptoms: shortness of breath or trouble breathing, chest pain, weakness in one part or side of your body, slurred speech, swelling of the face or throat.
Stop taking MOBIC and call your doctor right away if you get any of these symptoms: itching, yellowing of your skin or eyes, vomiting blood, there is blood in your bowel movement or it is black and sticky like tar, unusual weight gain, skin rash or blisters with fever, or swelling of the arms, legs, hands, and feet.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Please see full Prescribing Information, including Medication Guide.