Posted from: Friday, October 30, 2015 - 11:18 AM - Present

Osteoarthritis Therapy Vivlodex Approved

October 22, 2015 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Vivlodex (meloxicam) manufactured by Iroko Pharmaceutical, for the treatment of osteoarthritis pain. Vivlodex is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), with a low-dose formulation consisting of very small drug particles in a patented base that dissolves faster than previously available dose forms of meloxicam. Vivlodex is recommended to be taken once daily. Dosage forms available are 5mg and 10mg capsules and are not directly interchangeable with other meloxicam products currently on the U.S. market. NSAIDs such as Vivlodex are advised to be taken only long enough for pain to resolve, since the use of them have been associated with increased risks of gastrointestinal (GI) damage, heart attacks, and strokes. 

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