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Published: 2/2019

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
MELOXICAM Tablets 5 mg "Chemiphar"
 Active ingredient:
Meloxicam
 Dosage form:
pale yellow tablet, diameter: 6.0 mm, thickness: 2.5 mm
 Print on wrapping:
(Face)メロキシカム錠5 mg「ケミファ」, 消炎鎮痛剤, NC M5, 5, メロキシカム
(Back)Meloxicam 5 mg, メロキシカム「ケミファ」, 5, 消炎鎮痛剤, NC M5

Effects of this medicine

This medicine suppresses inflammation and relieves pain in muscles/joints by suppressing the activity of enzymes synthesizing prostaglandins, which are substances involved in inflammation.
It is usually used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, low back pain, frozen shoulder and neck-shoulder-arm syndrome.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you have: peptic ulcer, abnormality of the blood, liver disorder, renal disorder, cardiac function failure or hypertension.
    If you have or have had aspirin asthma.
  • If you are pregnant, possibly pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, for adults, take 2 tablets (10 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, once a day, after a meal. The dosage may be adjusted according to the age or symptoms. However, the daily dose will not exceed 3 tablets (15 mg). Strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • This medicine may cause failing focus adjustment of your eye or drowsiness. Do not operate dangerous machinery such as driving a car.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include rash, nausea, stomach inflammation, oral ulcer. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • pain in the pit of the stomach, vomiting, diarrhea [peptic ulcer, gastrointestinal bleeding such as haematemesis/ melena, colitis]
  • breathing difficulty, wheezing (whistling sound) [asthma]
  • decreased urine output, edema, headache [acute renal failure]
  • sore throat, high fever, limb subcutaneous bleeding [agranulocytosis, thrombocytopenia]
  • fever, erythema, joint pain [muco-cutaneo-ocular syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis, blister, erythema multiforme]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them. Ask your pharmacy or medical institution on how to discard the remainder.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.