Product Description:

  • Therapeutic Category : Cyclo-oxygenase inhibitor; analgesic; anti-inflammatory
  • CAS Number : 71125-38-7
  • Molecular Formula : C14H13 N3O4S2
  • Molecular Weight : 351.4
  • Mesh Size : As per customer requirement
  • Appearance : Pale yellow powder.

Mechanism of Action:

Meloxicam inhibits prostaglandin synthetase (cylooxygenase 1 and 2) enzymes leading to a decreased synthesis of prostaglandins, which normally mediate painful inflammatory symptoms. As prostaglandins sensitize neuronal pain receptors, inhibition of their synthesis leads to analgesic and inflammatory effects. Meloxicam preferentially inhibits COX-2, but also exerts some activity against COX-1, causing gastrointestinal irritation.


Meloxicam is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs) used for the symptomatic treatment of arthritis and osteoarthritis. In addition, it is used for the pauciarticular and polyarticular course of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA) in patients aged 2 years old or above. Off-label uses include the treatment of dental or post-surgical pain. In addition to the above, meloxicam has also been studied in the treatment of neuropathic pain.