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Review: could Meloxicam cause Depression?

Summary: Depression could be caused by Meloxicam, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Zometa, and have Depression.

We study 9,016 people who have side effects while taking Meloxicam from FDA and social media. Among them, 229 have Depression. Find out below who they are, when they have Depression and more.

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Meloxicam

Meloxicam (latest outcomes from 10,257 users) has active ingredients of meloxicam. It is often used in arthritis.

Depression

Depression (latest reports from 1,143,007 patients) has been reported by people with quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, pain, pain relief by acupuncture, acupuncture and pain.

On Apr, 14, 2014: 9,016 people reported to have side effects when taking Meloxicam. Among them, 229 people (2.54%) have Depression. They amount to 0.02% of all the 1,146,457 people who have Depression on eHealthMe.

Trend of Depression in Meloxicam reports

Time on Meloxicam when people have Depression * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Depression36.36%18.18%18.18%9.09%13.64%4.55%0.00%

Gender of people who have Depression when taking Meloxicam * :

FemaleMale
Depression80.35%19.65%

Age of people who have Depression when taking Meloxicam * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Depression0.00%0.00%1.14%2.84%5.11%18.75%35.80%36.36%

Severity of Depression when taking Meloxicam ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Depression10.00%80.00%0.00%10.00%

How people recovered from Depression ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Depression0.00%16.67%83.33%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (47 people, 20.52%)
  2. Pain (37 people, 16.16%)
  3. Arthritis (25 people, 10.92%)
  4. Anxiety (24 people, 10.48%)
  5. Breast cancer metastatic (21 people, 9.17%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (49 people, 21.40%)
  2. Aspirin (48 people, 20.96%)
  3. Ambien (42 people, 18.34%)
  4. Lexapro (40 people, 17.47%)
  5. Lasix (38 people, 16.59%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (7 months ago):

  • I have had Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibro Myalgia, Wilsons Syndrome and Hashimoto's Disease for 22 years. I suffered an injury to the pelvic floor this last summer and am now experiencing spikes in blood pressure, anxiety that awakens me suddenly from sleep and sets in shortly after breakfast and general non-specific depression. I am wondering if one or more of these meds might be causing these three symptoms or contributing to any of them. Thank you.

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  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • Cannot sleep for more than 40 minutes at a time at night. I think this might Br contributing or causing all the other problems, except maybe the vision problems. I am so tired all I want to do is sleep. Although, I never feel rested. I don't have any energy or motivation. I have discontinued both medication as of today. Beginning some new bedtime habits to uencourage falling asleep faster & staying asleep. Those seem to be my two biggest problems. Recently, about two months ago, eliminated artificial sweeteners and high fructose corn syrup from my diet. Also, began using a TENS init and am going to start using it more ofte to relieve arthritis pain and sinus problems.

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