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How does meloxicam interact with other medications or foods?

Taking meloxicam with other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or pain relievers, such as ibuprofen, naproxen, aspirin or acetaminophen, may cause an overdose. Drinking more than three alcoholic beverages a day while on meloxicam may increase your risk of gastrointestinal problems, such as stomach bleeding, ulcers, or holes in your stomach or intestines. Other drugs that may adversely interact with meloxicam include: cidofovir, diuretics, lithium, pemetrexed, warfarin, cholestyramine (Questran), methotrexate (Rheumatrex) and angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, such as benazepril (Lotensin), captopril (Capoten), enalapril (Vasotec), fosinopril (Monopril), lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril), quinapril (Accupril).

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