Please consult your physician before taking any medication. Generic Name: MELOXICAM - ORAL Pronounced: (mel-OX-ih-cam) Meloxicam Oral Uses Meloxicam is used to treat arthritis. It reduces pain, swelling, and stiffness of the joints. Meloxicam is known as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). How To Use Meloxicam Oral Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start using meloxicam and each time you get a refill. Meloxicam may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.