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Are there any risks in taking meloxicam?

Meloxicam may raise your risk of having a stroke or heart attack. Taking it may also result in ulcers, bleeding, or holes in your stomach or intestines. The longer you take meloxicam, the greater your risk of complications. Heavy drinkers, older people, or those with debilitating diseases also have a greater risk of developing these complications than other people who take Meloxicam. Your doctor will perform blood tests and other procedures to check how meloxicam is affecting your body.

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