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Is Meloxicam effective in the treatment of inflammation while suffering from fibromyalgia?

Hi, does Meloxicam work well for inflammation? I have fibromyalgia.
Tue, 17 Jul 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Meloxicam is actually an analgesic and not an anti-inflammatory drug.
It can be used for Fibromyalgia as it will provide good pain relief. However it wont be work for inflammation. You can dd anti-inflammatory agents like Serratiopeptidase or Chymozid along with it.

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