Any pain medication can be abused, or any other kind of drugs for that matter, but the facts about addiction to Mobic are often poorly understood. The drug Mobic belongs to a class of pain killers called as Non-Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs (NSAID).
Drugs from this category are most commonly used to provide relief from symptoms such as pain, inflammation, swelling and even a mild fever. They do not contain any narcotics and are thus not addictive as is usually assumed with pain medication. Some other common drugs that are a part of the NSAID class include Ibuprofen and Paracetamol, sold in most countries over the counter.
Patients who end up abusing Mobic will not get the ‘high’ that they crave but will end up harming their body as a result of long term unregulated use. One of the side effects of long term high dose use of NSAIDs is their detrimental effect on liver and kidney health.
Liver damage can, in turn, lead to many other complications such as internal bleeding and jaundice. In the end, it can even be life threatening.
Taking Mobic with alcohol is also very dangerous since the chances of internal bleeding increase significantly. There are no recreational or addictive components of Mobic so developing withdrawal symptom is relatively rare. Mobic is even prescribed to pregnant women in some cases although most often only during the first couple of trimesters.
Some people that have been taking Mobic for a very long time may start to depend on its therapeutic effect and develop certain symptoms like headaches, sweating, nausea, difficulty sleeping and even a desire to get back on the drug.
These symptoms usually do not last for longer than a couple of weeks, if they even appear at all, but you should see a doctor if you find yourself experiencing these symptoms. Reducing the dosage of the drug gradually and withdrawing it over a period of time may be of some psychological benefit to the patient.
A lot of the time, the withdrawal symptoms are experienced by the patient because they expect to feel those symptoms. After hearing the explanation that Mobic is a non-narcotic drug, withdrawal symptoms will decrease or even disappear rapidly.
Side Effects Associated With Mobic
Some of the side effects associated with Mobic include getting dizzy while on the drug, having an upset stomach, nausea, a runny nose, rashes on the skin, nervousness and some drowsiness. These are much more widespread than some other more serious side effects which include the development of swelling, quick weight gain, slurred speech, alteration of vision or coughing up blood.
If any of the serious side effects occur after starting the medication, then you need to get to your doctor quickly so that the dose of the drug can be altered, or more likely, you will be told to cease use of the drug altogether and will be advised to take another medication.
Back stiffness, joint inflammation, pain in the joints, rheumatoid arthritis and gout are some of the conditions for which Mobic is most commonly used.
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