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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.

Meloxicam: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking meloxicam (Mobic®) if you have:
 
Let your healthcare provider know if you:
 
  • Are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding
  • Drink alcohol frequently
  • Smoke
  • 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.
 
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