UPDATE - 6/3/2014: Keller & Keller is no longer reviewing or able to accept client cases involving the drug Mobic. If you believe you have been harmed by Mobic, first contact your doctor and then seek alternate legal advice. If you have questions related to drug-litigation that does not involve Mobic, please contact us so that we can review your potential claim.

Mobic, marketed in the United States by Abbott Laboratories, has the generic name of meloxicam. Mobic is a member of the class of drugs known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, also commonly referred to as NSAIDs. Other members of the NSAIDs include such popular medications as naproxen and ibuprofen. Mobic is prescribed to patients suffering from the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, which may include swelling, inflammation, stiffness, and joint pain. Mobic received its approval from the FDA in April of 2000.

NSAIDs have been linked to liver damage. Patients taking NSAIDs, including Mobic, should be aware of the symptoms of liver damage which include yellow coloring of the skin or eyes, dark urine, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, and flu like symptoms. NSAIDs may also be linked to cardiovascular problems including heart attack and stroke. In addition, NSAIDs may be associated with an increased risk of hypertension, congestive heart failure, and edema. NSAIDs as a class are also linked to gastrointestinal problems including bleeding and ulceration. The class of drugs is also linked to perforation of the stomach or intestines, which is potentially fatal. Life threatening skin conditions, such as Stevens Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis, have been linked to some NSAIDs,  

Side Effects
--chest pain, weakness, shortness of breath, slurred speech, problems with vision or balance;
--black, bloody, or tarry stools, coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds;
--urinating less than usual or not at all;
--nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
--fever, sore throat, and headache with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash; or
--bruising, severe tingling, numbness, pain, muscle weakness
      --upset stomach, mild heartburn or stomach pain, diarrhea, constipation;
      --bloating, gas;
      --dizziness, headache, nervousness;
      --skin itching or rash;
      --dry mouth;
      --increased sweating, runny nose;
      --blurred vision; or
      --ringing in your ears.

If you or a loved one has used the prescription drug Mobic and noticed adverse side effects, such as cardiovascular problems or gastrointestinal bleeding, you should contact a physician immediately. If you wish to discuss your legal rights, are interested in more information on Mobic litigation, or if you have information about a Mobic case that you would like to share with us, please contact the law offices of Keller & Keller for a free consultation concerning your potential rights. Keller & Keller has office locations in Indiana, Michigan and New Mexico and will be able to evaluate your potential case at no cost to you.

James R. Keller
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