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Tiredness or drowsiness are severe symptoms associated with meloxicam. Additionally, people may experience a feeling of weakness that causes them to feel more tired than usual.

If you are experiencing either of these two symptoms, it is critical that you contact your doctor immediately.

According to the FDA, drowsiness is one symptom associated with acute meloxicam, or NSAIDs, overdosage. Other common NSAIDs overdose symptoms may include, but are not limited to:

  • Lethargy
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Epigastric pain

The FDA also reports that supportive care has made these symptoms “generally reversible.”

If you think you have overdosed on meloxicam, call for medical help immediately.

Is it better to take meloxicam in the morning or at night?

Ask your doctor what time of day would be best for you to take meloxicam. The answer may depend on your dosage and any other medication(s) you may be taking, as well as which time you are most comfortable taking your medication(s).

The FDA states that meloxicam is suitable to take at any time of the day or night and without regard to meal times. However, it may be beneficial to take the meloxicam or other NSAIDs with food to help with stomach irritation, if you have a history of ulcers, or have a history of other gastrointestinal problems.

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

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