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What should I avoid while taking meloxicam?

While on meloxicam, you should avoid taking other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and pain relievers, such as ibuprofen, naproxen, aspirin or acetaminophen, as this may cause an overdose. Check with your doctor prior to taking any over-the-counter herbal products as they can increase your risk of bleeding. Avoid drinking more than three alcoholic beverages a day, as this may increase your risk of gastrointestinal problems, such as stomach bleeding, ulcers, or holes in your stomach or intestines. Report any side effects to your doctor. Because meloxicam may make you dizzy, wait to see how meloxicam affects you before driving or doing any other potentially dangerous task.

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