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Who should not take meloxicam?

You will need to tell your doctor if you or any relative has ever had any factors that could heighten your risk of complications with meloxicam. Risk factors include: heart disease, heart attack, stroke, smoking, high cholesterol, high blood pressure or diabetes. Other medical conditions to tell your doctor about include: asthma; hemophilia or bleeding problems; kidney disease; liver disease; stomach bleeding or ulcers; an unusual or allergic reaction to meloxicam, aspirin other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), other medicines, foods, dyes or preservatives; pregnancy, trying to get pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not take meloxicam if you have had coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery within the past two weeks, will have this surgery soon or drink more than three alcohol-containing drinks a day. It is especially important for you to tell your doctor if you take other NSAIDs, as combining them with meloxicam may cause an overdose.

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