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Meloxicam Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects can occur with meloxicam. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. If people do develop side effects, in many cases, they are minor, meaning they require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
 
Common side effects include:
 
(Click Side Effects of Meloxicam to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report to your healthcare provider.)
 

Drug Interactions

Meloxicam can potentially interact with a number of other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Meloxicam for more information).
 

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Meloxicam?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns that people using NSAIDs, including meloxicam, may have a higher risk of having a heart attack or stroke than those people who do not take NSAIDs. This warning does not apply to those who take aspirin. This risk may be higher in people who have been taking NSAIDs for a long time. These events can occur without any warning and can lead to death. Be sure to tell your doctor if you have or have ever had any of the following:
 
You should also talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking meloxicam if you have:
 
  • Asthma
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Liver disease or liver failure
  • Kidney disease or kidney failure
  • Bleeding problems (or if you are taking medicines that decrease your blood's ability to clot)
  • Diabetes
  • Stomach ulcers, stomach bleeding, or a history of either condition
  • Any allergies to medicines, including aspirin or other NSAID pain medicines.
     
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
 
  • Are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant (see Mobic and Pregnancy)
  • Are breastfeeding
  • Drink alcohol frequently
  • Smoke
  • Are having or have recently had heart surgery.
     
In addition, tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you may be taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Meloxicam for more information, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 
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