Review: could Meloxicam cause Constipation?


Summary

Constipation is found among people who take Meloxicam, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Gabapentin, and have Depression . We study 9,220 people who have side effects while taking Meloxicam from FDA and social media. Among them, 233 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 10,142 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, pain, weakness, diarrhea (latest reports from 77,064 Constipation patients).

On Jul, 27, 2016

9,220 people reported to have side effects when taking Meloxicam.
Among them, 233 people (2.53%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Meloxicam cause Constipation?

Time on Meloxicam when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 15.38 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 34.62 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 11.54 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.69 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 11.54 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.69 %
  • 10+ years: 11.54 %

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Meloxicam *:

  • female: 88.31 %
  • male: 11.69 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Meloxicam *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 1.58 %
  • 30-39: 1.58 %
  • 40-49: 7.89 %
  • 50-59: 42.11 %
  • 60+: 46.84 %

Severity if Constipation when taking Meloxicam **:

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

How people recovered from Constipation **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (70 people)
  • Pain (68 people)
  • Headache (47 people)
  • Migraine (45 people)
  • Lower Cholesterol (42 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Omeprazole (87 people)
  • Gabapentin (87 people)
  • Prozac (84 people)
  • Zometa (83 people)
  • Ambien (80 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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