Meloxicam

generic for Mobic

Meloxicam Side Effects

See also Warning section.

Stomach upset, nausea, dizziness, or diarrhea may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

This medication may raise your blood pressure. Check your blood pressure regularly and tell your doctor if the results are high.

Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: easy bruising/bleeding, persistent/severe headache, mental/mood changes, signs of kidney problems (such as change in the amount of urine), unexplained stiff neck, symptoms of heart failure (such as swelling ankles/feet, unusual tiredness, unusual/sudden weight gain).

This drug may rarely cause serious (possibly fatal) liver disease. Get medical help right away if you have any symptoms of liver damage, including: dark urine, persistent nausea/vomiting/loss of appetite, stomach/abdominal pain, yellowing eyes/skin.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
  • body fluid retention
  • hyperkalemia
  • anemia
  • purpura
  • thrombocytopenic disorder
  • agranulocytosis
  • leukopenia
  • neutropenic disorder
  • acute confusion
  • mood changes
  • visual changes
  • tinnitus
  • hypertension
  • acute myocardial infarction
  • angina
  • cerebrovascular accident
  • vasculitis
  • hypotension
  • pharyngitis
  • upper respiratory infection
  • asthma
  • bronchospastic pulmonary disease
  • xerostomia
  • aphthous stomatitis
  • esophagitis
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • gastric ulcer
  • gastrointestinal ulcer
  • dyspepsia
  • colitis
  • constipation
  • hepatic failure
  • drug-induced hepatitis
  • black tarry stools
  • gastrointestinal hemorrhage
  • nephrotoxicity
  • renal failure
  • renal papillary necrosis
  • urinary tract infection
  • hematuria
  • skin photosensitivity
  • bullous dermatitis
  • erythema multiforme
  • toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • exfoliative dermatitis
  • pruritus of skin
  • alopecia
  • urticaria
  • drowsy
  • syncope
  • dizziness
  • fever
  • fatigue
  • flu-like symptoms
  • hyperhidrosis
  • pain
  • tremor
  • dysgeusia
  • skin rash
  • edema
  • facial edema
  • flushing
  • weight gain
  • weight loss
  • headache disorder
  • wheezing
  • dyspnea
  • cough
  • chest tightness
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • flatulence
  • eructation
  • diarrhea
  • urinary retention
  • increased urinary frequency
  • proteinuria
  • abnormal hepatic function tests
  • nervousness
  • anaphylaxis
  • angioedema
  • paresthesia
  • malaise
  • acute abdominal pain
  • gastrointestinal perforation
  • jaundice
  • pancreatitis
  • worsening of chronic heart failure
  • symptoms of anxiety
  • tachycardia
  • tachyarrhythmia

Drug Interactions

Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.

Some products that may interact with this drug include: aliskiren, ACE inhibitors (such as captopril, lisinopril), angiotensin II receptor blockers (such as losartan, valsartan), cidofovir, lithium, methotrexate (high-dose treatment), "water pills" (diuretics such as furosemide).

This medication may increase the risk of bleeding when taken with other drugs that also may cause bleeding. Examples include anti-platelet drugs such as clopidogrel, "blood thinners" such as dabigatran/enoxaparin/warfarin, among others.

If you are using the liquid form of meloxicam, tell your doctor if you are also using sodium polystyrene sulfonate.

Check all prescription and nonprescription medicine labels carefully since many medications contain pain relievers/fever reducers (aspirin, NSAIDs such as celecoxib, ibuprofen, or ketorolac). These drugs are similar to meloxicam and may increase your risk of side effects if taken together. However, if your doctor has directed you to take low-dose aspirin to prevent heart attack or stroke (usually at dosages of 81-325 milligrams a day), you should continue taking the aspirin unless your doctor instructs you otherwise. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details.