Mel-Od Adverse Reactions



Cadila Healthcare


Metro Drug


Zydus Healthcare Phils
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Adverse Reactions
The most common reported adverse effects of Mel-OD include abdominal pain, dyspepsia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and constipation. However, frank gastrointestinal hemorrhage, ulceration and/or perforation is extremely uncommon with meloxicam. Other reported adverse effects include skin rash and other cutaneo-mucosal reactions, headache, dizziness, vertigo, tinnitus, drowsiness, pedal edema, palpitations and hot flushes. Asthma attacks have been rarely reported in people who are allergic to aspirin or other NSAIDs. Rarely blood dyscrasias and transient disturbances in liver and renal function tests have also been reported.
Reports have been received in Ireland and Germany which include gastrointestinal adverse effects. Irish Medicines Board has received 13 reports of suspected adverse reactions associated with the use of Mel-OD including 8 which involved gastrointestinal disorders (anorexia, dyspepsia, nausea, diarrhea, hematemesis, perforated gastric ulcer and melena), 1 of which is fatal. The Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices, Germany has received 50 reports of adverse reactions associated with meloxicam, mainly concerning the 20 cases on gastrointestinal tract and 6 cases on skin reactions including isolated cases of Stevens-Johnson syndrome, erythema multiforme and exanthema. Six (6) cases of allergic reactions were reported, including anaphylactoid or anaphylactic reactions. Two (2) cases of acute kidney failure were observed.
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