Could Meloxicam cause Diarrhoea - from FDA reports


Summary

Diarrhoea 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 Omeprazole, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 12,857 people who have side effects while taking Meloxicam from FDA. Among them, 521 have Diarrhoea. Find out below who they are, when they have Diarrhoea and more.

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Meloxicam

Meloxicam has active ingredients of meloxicam. It is often used in arthritis. (latest outcomes from Meloxicam 21,411 users)

Diarrhoea

Diarrhoea has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, pain (latest reports from 264,494 Diarrhoea patients).

On Nov, 20, 2016

12,857 people reported to have side effects when taking Meloxicam.
Among them, 521 people (4.05%) have Diarrhoea


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Meloxicam cause Diarrhoea?

Time on Meloxicam when people have Diarrhoea *:

  • < 1 month: 39.02 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 26.83 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 2.44 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.32 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 2.44 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 17.07 %
  • 10+ years: 4.88 %

Gender of people who have Diarrhoea when taking Meloxicam *:

  • female: 69.9 %
  • male: 30.1 %

Age of people who have Diarrhoea when taking Meloxicam *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 3.2 %
  • 30-39: 0.92 %
  • 40-49: 10.53 %
  • 50-59: 24.49 %
  • 60+: 60.87 %

Severity of Diarrhoea **:

  • least: 28.57 %
  • moderate: 42.86 %
  • severe: 28.57 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Omeprazole (101 people, 19.39%)
  • Folic Acid (88 people, 16.89%)
  • Aspirin (78 people, 14.97%)
  • Lisinopril (70 people, 13.44%)
  • Ambien (66 people, 12.67%)

Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Meloxicam, learn more )

Potential co-existing conditions

  • High Blood Pressure (70 people, 13.44%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (39 people, 7.49%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (28 people, 5.37%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (27 people, 5.18%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Nausea (181 people, 34.74%)
  • Nausea And Vomiting (132 people, 25.34%)
  • Fatigue (123 people, 23.61%)
  • Pain (108 people, 20.73%)
  • Abdominal Pain (87 people, 16.70%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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