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Weight gain can occur when taking meloxicam. If you experience unusual, sudden or fast weight gain during treatment with meloxicam, notify your doctor right away.

The FDA reports unusual weight gain to be one potential symptom of congestive heart failure in some patients using meloxicam. Other symptoms that could relate to congestive heart failure while taking meloxicam include shortness of breath and edema.

If you are concerned about gaining weight while taking meloxicam, talk with your doctor about alternative medications and treatments. Your doctor will also be able to notify you of any potential risks of taking meloxicam, based on your individual health profile.

What are the side effects of meloxicam?

Meloxicam has a variety of other potential side effects, which could be different for everyone. These include, but are not limited to:

  • New or worse high blood pressure
  • Allergic reactions
  • Anemia
  • Stomach pain
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Dizziness
  • Weight gain

Be sure to monitor any side effects you experience while taking meloxicam, including weight gain.

For a full list of meloxicam side effects, visit our side effects page.

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