What should I avoid while taking meloxicam?
To make sure this medicine is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
- heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, or if you smoke;
- a history of heart attack, stroke, or blood clot;
- a history of stomach ulcers or bleeding;
- kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis);
- liver disease; or
- fluid retention.
Can I drink alcohol while taking meloxicam?
The warning label on meloxicam states that alcohol consumption is prohibited while taking it. This label is there for very good reasons. Doctors and pharmacists have also strongly claimed in the past that drinking alcohol should not be on your list of things to do if your pain or inflammation is so severe it warrants the use of meloxicam.
Is meloxicam effective if not taken daily?
Yes, meloxicam is a strong painkiller that is only legally available with a prescription. Although NSAIDs are available in an over-the-counter or prescription form, meloxicam is more potent than other over-the-counter NSAIDs that are used to treat pain. Can I take 2 meloxicam a day? Adults—At first, 5 milligrams (mg) once a day.
Is meloxicam and alcohol a safe mixing combination?
The most significant risks associated with using meloxicam and alcohol together include gastrointestinal perforation and liver damage. Both of these issues can be life-threatening and require immediate treatment. What Is Meloxicam? Meloxicam is a prescription medication classified as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug.