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Mobic Warnings

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (including meloxicam) may rarely increase the risk of a heart attack or stroke. This effect can happen at any time while taking this drug but is more likely if you take it for a long time. The risk may be greater in older adults or if you have heart disease or increased risk for heart disease (for example, due to smoking, family history of heart disease, or conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes). Do not take this drug right before or after heart bypass surgery (CABG).

Also, this drug may rarely cause serious (rarely fatal) bleeding from the stomach or intestines. This effect can occur without warning symptoms at any time while taking this drug. Older adults may be at higher risk for this effect. (See also Precautions and Drug Interactions sections.)

Stop taking meloxicam and get medical help right away if you notice any of the following rare but serious side effects: bloody or black/tarry stools, persistent stomach/abdominal pain, vomit that looks like coffee grounds, chest/jaw/left arm pain, shortness of breath, unusual sweating, weakness on one side of the body, sudden vision changes, slurred speech.

Talk with your doctor or pharmacist about the risks and benefits of treatment with this medication.
  • Medication should be taken with plenty of water.
  • Do not lie down for at least 10 minutes after taking this medication.
  • If you are pregnant or of childbearing age, discuss the risks/benefits of this medication with your doctor and pharmacist.
  • Read the boxed warning information for this medication.
  • Take with food.
  • Do not take aspirin products without doctor approval. Continue taking low-dose aspirin to prevent heart attack/stroke unless doctor tells you to stop.
  • If you drink alcohol, discuss the safe use of alcohol while using this medication with your healthcare professional.
  • May cause dizziness
  • This drug may impair the ability to operate a vehicle, vessel (e.g., boat), or machinery. Use care until you become familiar with its effects.
  • Avoid prolonged or excessive exposure to direct and/or artificial sunlight while using this medication.

Lactation Warnings

  • EXCRETED IN RATS STUDIES AT CONCENTRATIONS HIGHER THAN THOSE IN THE PLASMA

Pregnancy Warnings

  • NSAID use during the third trimester increases the risk of premature closure of the fetal ductus arteriosus. Insufficient human data available. Animal data suggest developmental toxicity at doses1 times the maximum recommended human dose. Animal data suggest developmental toxicity at doses 10 times the maximum recommended human dose.