I have a history of gastric ulcers. I have bilateral plantar fasciitis and arthritis in my hand. The meloxicam seems to help my pain after taking for 30 days. I am concerned if there are any effects if used long term as maintenance drug.
Can meloxicam be taken long term?
Question posted by jbonderud on 24 Feb 2015
Last updated on 24 February 2015 by kaismama
The thing I worry about is that this type of med can cause ulcers. Talk to your dr. He may say its ok, maybe with prilosec or something.
That' s not a good ideal to take meloxicam long term If you have gastric ulcers, it can cause bleeding and liver damage, I would talk to your Doctor about taking it long term, he would be the one to advise you. My husband take's it, has to have checkup' s every 6 months and a liver scan once a year.
While many meds are for short-term use, a Dr who knows all the unique facts can prescribe these ongoing, really u to the Doc.
- Meloxicam uses and safety info
- Meloxicam prescribing info & package insert (for Health Professionals)
- Side effects of Meloxicam (detailed)
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