Could Meloxicam cause Depression - from FDA reports


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 Cymbalta, and have Pain . We study 19,278 people who have side effects while taking Meloxicam from FDA. Among them, 528 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 21,427 users)

Depression

Depression has been reported by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, quit smoking, pain (latest reports from 364,926 Depression patients).

On Dec, 21, 2016

19,278 people reported to have side effects when taking Meloxicam.
Among them, 528 people (2.74%) have Depression


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Meloxicam cause Depression?

Time on Meloxicam when people have Depression *:

  • < 1 month: 59.38 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 6.25 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 12.5 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.25 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 12.5 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.12 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Depression when taking Meloxicam *:

  • female: 78.29 %
  • male: 21.71 %

Age of people who have Depression when taking Meloxicam *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.28 %
  • 20-29: 2.56 %
  • 30-39: 7.95 %
  • 40-49: 21.28 %
  • 50-59: 31.28 %
  • 60+: 35.64 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (88 people, 16.67%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (58 people, 10.98%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (45 people, 8.52%)
  • High Blood Pressure (45 people, 8.52%)
  • Fibromyalgia (43 people, 8.14%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Cymbalta (80 people, 15.15%)
  • Nexium (64 people, 12.12%)
  • Ambien (64 people, 12.12%)
  • Lyrica (62 people, 11.74%)
  • Zometa (60 people, 11.36%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (207 people, 39.20%)
  • Pain (142 people, 26.89%)
  • Fatigue (111 people, 21.02%)
  • Insomnia (105 people, 19.89%)
  • Fall (105 people, 19.89%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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