I took one 7.5 meloxicam and had severe abdominal cramps and pain. Is this a sulfa drug? I have an alergic reaction to macrobid which I believe is a sulfa drug. I took the meloxicam with food as suggested an was up all night with bad pain. I am trying to figure out if I had an alergic reaction or the drug is just hard on the intestines.
19 Aug 2010
Meloxicam is in a group of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
Meloxicam is chemically designated as 4-hydroxy-2-methyl-N-(5-methyl-2-thiazolyl)-2H-1,2-benzothiazine-3-carboxamide-1,1-dioxide.
It does contain sulfa, although not the typical sulfonamide structure which typically occurs in those with sulfa allergies.
See: http://www.drugs.com/pro/meloxicam.html - scroll down to chemical structure.
The best thing to do would be to stop the medicine and see your doctor again.
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