Meloxicam (Mobic) Medicare Coverage

Meloxicam
Chemical name: Meloxicam

Brand name: Mobic

Typical dosage: 15mg

Typical type: Tablet1

Meloxicam is a medication used to treat symptoms related to osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It is available as a brand name and as a generic and comes as an oral capsule, oral liquid or oral tablet.

Meloxicam is a medication typically used to treat the symptoms related to osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Meloxicam is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug that works to block enzymes in the body to decrease inflammation and treat pain.

The brand name equivalent of Meloxicam is called Mobic. Meloxicam is typically taken once daily.

Major side effects of meloxicam include headache, constipation, diarrhea, upset stomach, heartburn, gas, dizziness and signs of a common cold.

Does Medicare cover Meloxicam or Mobic?

Yes! 100% of Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans cover Meloxicam.1

  • Medicare Advantage plans that offer prescription drug coverage are called Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plans (MA-PD). Most Medicare Advantage beneficiaries (88 percent) are enrolled in MA-PDs.2

  • Medicare prescription drugs plans each have their own formulary, or drug list, that details what prescription drugs are covered by the plan and how they are covered.

Drug coverage may vary based on plan availability. You may be able to find Medicare Advantage plan options in your area that cover Meloxicam.

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Average costs for Meloxicam with Medicare drug coverage1

Your copay and deductible costs for any prescription drug can vary depending on what coverage stage you’re in.

Deductible stage Typical copay stage
Your deductible is the amount of money you must spend on covered drugs before your Medicare drug coverage starts paying its share of costs.

In the deductible stage, you’re responsible for the full cost of your prescription drugs.

Some Medicare prescription drug plans have a $0 deductible. Medicare drug plans cannot have a deductible more than $415 in 2019.
After you meet your Part D deductible, you enter the initial coverage period.

During this phase (the typical copay stage), you pay a copayment (flat fee) or coinsurance (percentage) for your covered medications.
Free – $10 Free – $10

Additional information

Meloxicam can be taken with or without food. If it causes an upset stomach, you can try taking it with food.

Meloxicam can cause an increased risk of cardiac events including heart attack and stroke, which can be fatal. This risk can occur early in treatment and may increase the longer you use the drug. Do not use this drug if you have had coronary artery bypass graft surgery.

Meloxicam and other NSAID drugs can cause an increased risk of serious stomach side effects including bleeding, stomach ulcers and stomach tears.

Call your doctor if you have any signs of bleeding including throwing up blood, blood in the urine, black tarry stools, bleeding from the gums, abnormal bruises or any other abnormal bleeding.

 

 

This article is for informational purposes only. It is not healthcare advice, treatment, or diagnosis. It is not an endorsement of or recommendation for this medication. Speak to your doctor or healthcare provider about your specific healthcare needs, including your prescription medications. Only take medication as directed by your doctor.

Coverage and costs of prescription medications will vary by Medicare plan. Not all plans are available in all areas.

 

Written by Hayden Gharibyar, Pharm.D.