Interactions may occur as a result of taking certain other medications with meloxicam. It is critical to always consult with your physician about any potential drug or medical condition interactions before taking meloxicam. Always follow your physician’s instructions regarding meloxicam dosage and treatment.
Please note that the following list of interactions may not be complete. Your physician will monitor the risks and side effects of varying drug interactions, based on your individual health profile. The following information comes from DailyMed, an FDA-approved resource for drug labeling.
Drug interactions that may occur with meloxicam include but are not limited to:
- Drugs that can affect hemostasis, including certain SNRIs, SSRIs, and aspirin
- ACE inhibitors, Angiotensin Receptor Blockers (ARBs), and Beta-Blockers
- Any other NSAID- please see our page regarding the use of meloxicam with ibuprofen
- IMPORTANT NOTE: Speak with your physician before taking meloxicam with any oral anti coagulation or anti platelet medication since meloxicam can increase risk of bleeding. Some of these medications include: Apixaban (Eliquis), Rivaroxaban (Xarelto) , Dabigatran (Pradaxa), Warfarin (Jantoven), Clopidogrel (Plavix) , Ticagrelor (Brilinta), etc.
Note: Meloxicam is a strong NSAID, and it is very important to communicate to all healthcare providers that you take this medication. Sometimes physicians will have you stop taking this medication in anticipation of procedures, lifestyle changes, or due to new medications prescribed to you.
Meloxicam and Pregnancy
For more information, please visit our page regarding pregnancy and meloxicam. There, we also discuss the potential risks of taking meloxicam while breastfeeding, as well as the risk it may have on fertility.
Meloxicam and Alcohol
For more information, please visit our page regarding alcohol and meloxicam.
DailyMed reports there may be a heightened risk of taking meloxicam in both pediatric and geriaratric populations. This may differ from one person to another, but it is generally recommended to prescribe with extra precaution to these populations. Specifically, elderly patients are at a heightened risk of the following adverse reactions related to NSAID use:
- Cardiovascular harm
- Gastrointestinal harm
- Renal (kidney) harm
In elderly patients, physicians may prescribe the lowest recommended dose necessary in order to avoid and/or prevent potential health risks.