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What should I know about meloxicam before taking it?

Meloxicam may raise your risk of having a stroke or heart attack. Taking meloxicam 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 may also develop these complications in greater numbers 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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