Review: could Meloxicam cause Depression?


Summary

Depression is found among people who take Meloxicam, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Depression . We study 12,843 people who have side effects while taking Meloxicam from FDA and social media. Among them, 329 have Depression. Find out below who they are, when they have Depression and more.

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Meloxicam

Meloxicam has active ingredients of meloxicam. It is often used in arthritis. (latest outcomes from Meloxicam 20,232 users)

Depression

Depression has been reported by people with suicidal ideation, pain, drug ineffective, insomnia, fatigue (latest reports from 355,810 Depression patients).

On Sep, 17, 2016

12,843 people reported to have side effects when taking Meloxicam.
Among them, 329 people (2.56%) have Depression


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Meloxicam cause Depression?

Time on Meloxicam when people have Depression *:

  • < 1 month: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 18.52 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 22.22 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.7 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 11.11 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.7 %
  • 10+ years: 7.41 %

Gender of people who have Depression when taking Meloxicam *:

  • female: 78.37 %
  • male: 21.63 %

Age of people who have Depression when taking Meloxicam *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.82 %
  • 20-29: 2.45 %
  • 30-39: 4.9 %
  • 40-49: 22.86 %
  • 50-59: 33.88 %
  • 60+: 35.1 %

Severity if Depression when taking Meloxicam **:

  • least: 8.33 %
  • moderate: 75.0 %
  • severe: 8.33 %
  • most severe: 8.33 %

How people recovered from Depression **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 33.33 %
  • not yet: 66.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (81 people, 24.62%)
  • Pain (61 people, 18.54%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (48 people, 14.59%)
  • Arthritis (36 people, 10.94%)
  • Anxiety (31 people, 9.42%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (60 people, 18.24%)
  • Cymbalta (56 people, 17.02%)
  • Ambien (55 people, 16.72%)
  • Gabapentin (54 people, 16.41%)
  • Nexium (51 people, 15.50%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Anxiety (156 people, 47.42%)
  • Pain (111 people, 33.74%)
  • Fall (87 people, 26.44%)
  • Osteoarthritis (80 people, 24.32%)
  • Back Pain (78 people, 23.71%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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