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Review: could Meloxicam cause Constipation?

Summary: Constipation is found among people who take Meloxicam, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Zometa, and have Breast cancer metastatic.

We study 9,111 people who have side effects while taking Meloxicam from FDA and social media. Among them, 230 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Meloxicam

Meloxicam has active ingredients of meloxicam. It is often used in arthritis. (latest outcomes from 10,362 Meloxicam users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 81,454 Constipation patients)

On Feb, 12, 2015: 9,111 people reported to have side effects when taking Meloxicam. Among them, 231 people (2.54%) 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
Constipation8.70%43.48%8.70%8.70%13.04%8.70%8.70%

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Meloxicam * :

FemaleMale
Constipation88.56%11.44%

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Meloxicam * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Constipation0.00%0.00%0.00%1.03%1.03%7.73%45.36%44.85%

Severity of Constipation when taking Meloxicam ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Constipation7.14%50.00%42.86%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, 17.75%)
  2. Pain (31 people, 13.42%)
  3. Hypertension (28 people, 12.12%)
  4. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (27 people, 11.69%)
  5. Metastases to bone (24 people, 10.39%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (83 people, 35.93%)
  2. Ambien (80 people, 34.63%)
  3. Omeprazole (75 people, 32.47%)
  4. Fosamax (74 people, 32.03%)
  5. Aspirin (73 people, 31.60%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • Breast Cancer in 2008, Positive node, Phyllodes tumor on chest wall, Tendonosis, Bursitis, osteoarthritis

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  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • I have several bulging discs in neck from c4 through c7.Spinal stenosis, pinched nerves.I also have had numbness and tingling down right arm,although the discs/nerves are problematic on both sides of the neck.
    I also have spasms in calves and toes that I haven"t told the doctor about yet.

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  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • 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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