Melox Use In Pregnancy & Lactation





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Use In Pregnancy & Lactation
Use in pregnancy: Lethal effects on the foetus have been reported in animal studies using doses higher than those administered clinically. It is recommended that the use of meloxicam be avoided during pregnancy. In the final trimester of pregnancy, the use of any prostaglandin synthesis inhibitor may result in foetal cardiopulmonary toxicity, pulmonary hypertension and premature closure of the ductus arteriosus, and renal toxicity. Uterine contraction may also be inhibited and in animals, this has been associated with dystocia incidence elevation and delayed parturition. Meloxicam, in common with all NSAIDs, is absolutely contraindicated during the final trimester of pregnancy.
Use in lactation: NSAIDs are excreted in maternal breast milk, therefore, administration should be avoided in women who are breastfeeding as a precaution.
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