Meloxicam: a review of its pharmacokinetics, efficacy and tolerability following intramuscular administration

  title={Meloxicam: a review of its pharmacokinetics, efficacy and tolerability following intramuscular administration},
  author={Liana Euller-Ziegler and P. V{\'e}licitat and Erich Bluhmki and Dietrich Tuerck and Stefan Scheuerer and Bernarde Combe},
  journal={Inflammation Research},
This paper reviews published studies on the intramuscular use of meloxicam in acute rheumatic conditions. Data were obtained from 68 healthy volunteers and >800 patients with conditions such as arthritis, sciatica and lumbago who were treated with intramuscular injections of meloxicam compared with oral formulations. Intramuscular meloxicam appears to have a more rapid onset of action than oral meloxicam in acute inflammatory rheumatism. Local tolerance of im meloxicam was consistently good in… CONTINUE READING


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