and by alcocol I mean alcohol ;]
How long to wait to drink alcocol after taking Meloxicam 15mg?
- 1 Aug 2012 by brucegretsky
- 7 June 2020
Never finding a redeeming value to alcohol, I will say its not safe to drink with meds. It really isn't a smart idea to drink when taking NSAIDS because you increase the risk of bleeding in your stomach.
Do not drink alcohol for at least 15-20 hours (3 days to be safe) if you have taken Meloxicam, especially over 7.5mg. I made the mistake of drinking Korean wine while taking Meloxicam for severe gout (it also works for gout arthritis). I thought that it would be fine to drink after digesting the Meloxicam, so after taking 15mg of Meloxicam in the morning around 9am, I drank around 7pm before dinner. It's not the pills in your stomach that disrupts the stomach lining, it's the medicine itself. Meloxicam inhibits/stops an enzyme COX-1+2 or cyclooxygenase from protecting your stomach, which allows alcohol to burn through your stomach mucus and damage the lining. My feces or stool was black filled with dead blood for at least 3 months afterwards. I think I still have a stomach ulcer as spicy food upsets my stomach even after 6 months.
- Meloxicam Information for Consumers
- Meloxicam Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Meloxicam (detailed)
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