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Meloxicam, 2.64 / 5 (73 votes)

Meloxicam Side Effects

A 7.5 mg dosage packet of Meloxicam.

Symptoms of overdose

  • blue lips, fingernails, or skin with seizures and swelling/rapid weight gain
  • pain in the chest, severe upper abdominal pain, and throat pain
  • abnormal heartbeats with some skin rashes

Serious side effects

  • liver problems including jaundice, clay-colored, black/tarry or bloody stool, dark urine with irregular, swelling of the feet or lower legs, difficult urination and bloody urine
  • burning, persistent upper right abdominal pain with constant vomit that looks like coffee grounds or coughing up blood
  • severe chest pain/heaviness with shortness of breath and abnormal sweating
  • one-sided weakness with jaw, neck, back and left arm pain, including vision/balance changes with slurred speech
  • stomach or intestinal bleeding that can cause upset stomach with severe nausea/vomiting and gas, and watery diarrhea
  • toxic epidermal necrolysis and skin rashes like red lesions with purpling in the center, swollen, clammy skin, with cracks and scales, hives and welts with skin discoloration, blistering and peeling/wrinkling, and sores and ulcers in the mouth and bleeding gums, with itching all over
  • sensation abnormalities like changes in taste with dry mouth and thirst, ringing/buzzing in ears or hearing loss, sensation of moving/spinning, changes in vision with burning/dry eyes, and feeling prickling or tingling in the skin
  • numbness like inability to speak or move appendages, with trembles in legs, arms and feet mixed with weakness
  • severe sudden headaches, minor cramping and abnormal bleeding/easy bruising
  • cough/runny nose, fever, chills and wheezing, with hoarseness, sore throat and labored/loud breathing
  • redness, difficulty swallowing and swelling of the face, eyes and tongue, with swollen glands, flushed skin and extreme breath odor
  • increased blood pressure and abnormal heart rate, with high sensitivity to the sun and dilated neck veins
  • general body pains in the joints, muscles, groin and especially calf muscles, with increased chance of heart attack and stroke

Common side effects

  • digestion problems including minor diarrhea or constipation, nausea/vomiting, gas and indigestion, with changes in appetite and abdominal pain/tenderness
  • mood or behavior changes like abnormal dreaming, anxiety, confusion, feeling empty and uncomfortable, loss of pleasure, feeling nervous, irritability, tiredness/sleepiness, trouble sleeping and focusing
  • hormonal changes like discharge, hot flashes and hair loss
  • decreased urination and burning pains in the throat, and sunken eyes