- Selektine® (meloxicam) 7.5mg, 10 tablets
- Selektine® (meloxicam) 15mg, 10 tablets
Selektine® (meloxicam) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that can reduce pain, inflammation, and stiffness in the joints. It is used in the treatment of arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and other related conditions that exhibit inflammation, and pain. It works by inhibiting the COX-2 isoform of cyclooxygenase, rather than the COX-1 isoform largely responsible for the unpleasant gastric and renal effects associated with many NSAID drugs. This means that while it is just as effective as many NSAIDs, it exhibits much more GI tolerability and less potential pain in the stomach.
Depending on what your doctor prescribes, Selektine® (meloxicam) in either 7.5mg or 15mg doses is typically taken once daily. And although it is likely to provide relief shortly after beginning treatment, it may take up to two weeks for it’s full effect in relieving pain and inflammation to be felt.