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Review: could Meloxicam cause Constipation?

We study 9,049 people who have side effects while taking Meloxicam from FDA and social media. Among them, 226 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Meloxicam

Meloxicam (latest outcomes from 10,294 users) has active ingredients of meloxicam. It is often used in arthritis.

Constipation

Constipation (latest reports from 512,316 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.

On Sep, 12, 2014: 9,049 people reported to have side effects when taking Meloxicam. Among them, 227 people (2.51%) have Constipation.

Trend of Constipation in Meloxicam reports

Time on Meloxicam when people have Constipation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Constipation10.53%47.37%5.26%5.26%15.79%10.53%5.26%

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Meloxicam * :

FemaleMale
Constipation88.79%11.21%

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Meloxicam * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Constipation0.00%0.00%0.00%1.05%0.53%7.37%45.26%45.79%

Severity of Constipation when taking Meloxicam ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Constipation0.00%40.00%60.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Constipation ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Constipation0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Breast cancer metastatic (41 people, 18.06%)
  2. Pain (29 people, 12.78%)
  3. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (27 people, 11.89%)
  4. Hypertension (27 people, 11.89%)
  5. Metastases to bone (24 people, 10.57%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (83 people, 36.56%)
  2. Ambien (80 people, 35.24%)
  3. Omeprazole (75 people, 33.04%)
  4. Fosamax (74 people, 32.60%)
  5. Aspirin (72 people, 31.72%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I have used docusate sodium stool softener, and it hasn't helped. I hate to think I will have to take laxatives the rest of my life. I used to go daily. I was taking lortab, and xanax before, and they were changed to clonazepam, and norco. After I was put on the meloxicam, oxybutynin, xanax, and lortab is when the problem started, but even then I could go every other day while taking docusate calcium. By the way, your system does not recognize docusate calcium.

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