Does Taking Prolonged Meloxicam Medication Cause Kidney / Heart Disease?
I have been taking Meloxicam for more than half a year but there has been no progress, my knees still hurt a lot. Please answer, thank you
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Meloxicam is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory class of drugs. This drug is used in cases of inflammation in the joints or joint pain or stiffness in the joints such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. This drug works by inhibiting the formation of prostaglandins, which are substances that trigger inflammation and pain. These drugs only reduce inflammation and pain symptoms that appear, do not treat the disease. So it's only natural if you have been taking medication for a long time but the disease doesn't heal too. I suggest you to consult with an orthopedic doctor about pain in your knee. The doctor will conduct an examination and will explain the treatments that can be done to overcome your knee pain complaints.
It's best if you stop using meloxicam without doctor's advice. Because many side effects can occur because of it. Among them, the most frequent is gastrointestinal bleeding. In addition, the use of this drug must be careful in people with kidney and heart disease.
Thus, hopefully useful.