Prescription Drug Coverage

Meloxicam (Mobic) Medicare Coverage

You may be able to find Medicare plan options in your area that cover Meloxicam or Mobic. Learn more about Meloxicam and find Medicare Advantage plans in your area that cover prescription drugs.
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.

How much does Meloxicam cost with Medicare?

Meloxicam coverage and costs may vary based on the specific plan you have, as well as what coverage stage you're in.

Contact your plan carrier or consult your plan formulary for more cost information.

Does Medicare cover Meloxicam?

According to GoodRx, 100% of Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans covered Trulicity in 2023.1

  • Medicare Advantage plans or Part D plans that cover Meloxicam include copay amounts that can range widely from one plan to another. Plan members may also be responsible for meeting a deductible before the plan’s drug coverage kicks in.

  • Medicare Advantage plans that offer prescription drug coverage are called Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plans (MA-PD). 89% of 2023 Medicare Advantage plans included prescription drug coverage.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. We represent carriers such as Humana, UnitedHealthcare®, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna Healthcare, Wellcare, or Kaiser Permanente.

You can also compare Part D prescription drug plans available where you live and enroll in a Medicare prescription drug plan online when you visit

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.

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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.

1 GoodRx. Meloxicam. Retrieved October 2023, from

2 Freed M, et al. (Nov 10, 2022). Medicare Advantage 2023 Spotlight: First Look. Kaiser Family Foundation.