Could Meloxicam cause Constipation - from FDA reports


Summary

Constipation is found among people who take Meloxicam, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Omeprazole, and have Breast cancer metastatic . We study 12,856 people who have side effects while taking Meloxicam from FDA. Among them, 283 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 Meloxicam 21,414 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain, multiple myeloma, depression (latest reports from 135,352 Constipation patients).

On Nov, 19, 2016

12,856 people reported to have side effects when taking Meloxicam.
Among them, 283 people (2.2%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Meloxicam cause Constipation?

Time on Meloxicam when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 17.14 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.71 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.57 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.71 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.57 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 25.71 %
  • 10+ years: 8.57 %

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Meloxicam *:

  • female: 85.25 %
  • male: 14.75 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Meloxicam *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 1.35 %
  • 30-39: 2.24 %
  • 40-49: 8.97 %
  • 50-59: 36.32 %
  • 60+: 51.12 %

Severity of Constipation **:

  • least: 12.5 %
  • moderate: 43.75 %
  • severe: 37.5 %
  • most severe: 6.25 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Breast Cancer Metastatic (42 people, 14.84%)
  • Pain (38 people, 13.43%)
  • High Blood Pressure (35 people, 12.37%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (29 people, 10.25%)
  • Osteoporosis (27 people, 9.54%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Omeprazole (90 people, 31.80%)
  • Zometa (87 people, 30.74%)
  • Ambien (83 people, 29.33%)
  • Fosamax (78 people, 27.56%)
  • Aspirin (78 people, 27.56%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (134 people, 47.35%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (117 people, 41.34%)
  • Back Pain (109 people, 38.52%)
  • Abdominal Pain (94 people, 33.22%)
  • Pain In Extremity (88 people, 31.10%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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