Precautions and Warnings With Meloxicam
There are many precautions and warnings with meloxicam that you should be aware of before taking the drug. For example, meloxicam can cause allergic reactions, stomach ulcers, congestive heart failure, or a heart attack or stroke in some people. Also, because meloxicam can possibly cause or worsen high blood pressure, it is used with caution in people with known high blood pressure. A few other meloxicam precautions and warnings include potential drug interactions and the safety of taking the drug if you drink alcohol frequently or are pregnant or nursing.
- Heart disease, including congestive heart failure
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Liver disease or failure
- Kidney disease or failure
- Bleeding problems (or if you are taking medicines that decrease the ability of your blood to clot)
- Stomach ulcers, stomach bleeding, or a history of either condition
- Any allergies to medicines, including aspirin or other NSAID pain medicines.
Let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant
- Are breastfeeding
- Drink alcohol frequently
- Are having or have recently had heart surgery.
Also, tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you may be currently taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.