Q: Is Meloxicam a steroid?
A: Meloxicam is not a steroid. It belongs to the group called Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAID) which is used to decrease the pain and inflammation.
Q: Do we get addicted to Meloxicam on regular use?
A: You will not get addicted to this medicine as this a non-steroidal medicine. This medicine should not be used for a long time. Consult the doctor before using this medicine.
Q: Why should this medicine not be used for a long time, like in months or years?
A: Using meloxicam for a long duration can create ulcers in the stomach which can lead to bleeding; thereby, anaemia can occur. It can damage the liver leading to medicine induced hepatitis. It can cause retention of sodium and water, thus increasing the blood pressure.