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Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals' Mobic is a popularly prescribed drug that is considered by many experts to be chemically similar to the recently banned Cox- inhibitors. Mobic may be more dangerous than the recently withdrawn Vioxx. A veteran FDA scientist told a recent FDA safety panel that Mobic displayed a slightly higher rate of cardiac disease than that seen in Vioxx users.

This information is in a yet-to-be-published study prepared by the FDA, according to David Graham, Associate Director for Science and Medicine at the FDA's Office of Drug Safety.

Since Vioxx was banned from the US Market, Mobic has become the number one prescribed painkiller in its place.

The FDA's Graham, along with other scientists outside the FDA, analyzed data collected from California's Medicaid program covering more than 15,000 heart attack patients, making it the largest study to date on such side effects. It was discerned that the statistical risk of heart attack was 1.37% for Mobic, compared to 1.32% with Vioxx and 1.09% with Celebrex.

Interestingly, even though Mobic is considered a Cox-2 inhibitor in most countries, in the United States it remains classified as a Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory (NSAID). Yet numerous experts say that its chemical structure and physiological nature is very similar to that of the troublesome Cox-2 medications and that it should be classified as one and likewise, banned.

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I was put on meloxicam for a couple of weeks for arthritis. I had a brain stem stroke. Left me disabled. Meloxicam tablets ups, 15 mg. Doctor never warned me of the side-effects! I would never have taken them!!!!!!!

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October 2017 after Meloxicam for only 8 weeks for sciatica. Kidney failure. Hospital, 3 days intensive care, am under nephrologist care now. CKD stage 3. its stable now (Feb 2020) altho want to hold responsible the doctor involved. I notified him with all the hospital records, via certified mail, no response.... ..talked to and filed forms with the FDA.....no response. I was 80 yr old at time and no physical, blood count, etc. were taken before prescription. No warnings given about duration of therapy etc.....was (and am now) not taken any medications at all. Suffering AFIB. No antcoagulants bc of CKD3.....

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I had a bleeding ulcer in my small bowel. The gi doctor told me it was from mobic. Had to have emergency surgery they had to place a clamp on an artery in my small bowel and cauterized around it. My bills were $41,000 still paying them.

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August 12, 2019 I've been on meloxacam 15mg tabs since 2009 for arthritis from my neck to my ankles and have been having lab work . Also I've been seeing several doctors none who were renal doctors until 2017 when my thyroid and type 2 diabetic numbers were increasing along with the meds. After seeing the renal doctor he said that I have stage 3 chronic kidney disease and the cause was the long term use of the meloxacam for my arthritis.

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I was given an Endoscopy and Colonoscopy and they found that I had 2 ulcer's on my bowels a couple in my throat the Doctor said to go home and throw my Muloxicam out because that's what caused the ulcer,s he gave me omeprazole to help heal the ulcer,s

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I now have stage 3 kidney disease and other issues thanks to Mobic which was never monitored by my doc. Thank Gos I walked out of his big pharma butt kissing office and found a good doc that did lots of blood work and found problems and sent me to a kidney doc.

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My Dr. prescribed Meloxicam for osteoarthritis in my knees. I was on it for approx. 5 years. Then I was diagnosed with Sarcoidosis. I totally lost my career, and am now on permanent disability, with all the medical bills and prescription costs to go with it! ????????Then I suffered a bad stroke in my brain stem. I have a lot of damage to my left leg and arm as well as other damage, all permanent. Now I just got out of the hospital with many small blood clots in my lungs.

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I've been on Mobic/Meloxicam for 2 years. I recently went to the ER and had to be admitted for acute kidney injury. I was dehydrated, had a viral infection, they found a cyst on one of my kidneys and my kidneys were only working at 13%. All of this bc of Mobic. Plus my heart rate was high and blood pressure low. Hopefully there's a lawsuit for this

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My name is Shannon Garcia as of 2016 I was diagnosed with non alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver. I was rushed to the hospital for bleeding and put on life support. I had the TIPPS procedure done
due to scarring of my liver.
I will need a liver transplant. I took mobic for over 10 years..

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i have osteoarthritis and was prescribed this in June last year Meloxicam 15mg. and now i have tightness in chest and neck and no circulation in right side of body. Blindess or blurred vision, swollen lymph nodes, barely can breathe . I was rushed to ER two weeks ago and i have cervical adenitis because of this and has messed up my thyroid function..!

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Been on melixican for over 10 years 15 mg
Started having severe stomach issues many Dr's couldn't figure out issue eventually had hysterectomy though it was hormone related . Then had a stroke with life long lasting effects after that still had stomach issues hospitalized many times . $100,000 or more medical bills finally gasteroligist put light into my stomach saw erosion of stomach lining along with a hole forming in stomach . Symptoms - cold sweats, nausea uncontrollable diahrea, shaking , vibrating hands ( heart ) passing out feeling , severe stomach pain about every 2 months I would have symptoms . Finally gadteroligist said I needed to come off melixican and all symptoms have stopped haven't had issue in 16 months since coming off it . Why it took so long to come to the conclusion of medicine causing it they were making money off this all the medical test Gastrologist ,, Hesrt Doctor , Rhemetologist , Ob Gyn Dr .

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I have been taking me lexical for 2-3 years. I now have an aneurysm in my ascending aorta, high blood pressure, hardening of the arteries.

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my brother was on mobic and died suddenly in his sleep please contact me

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I came down with bleeding ulcers and am still paying medical bills. The Dr. Said it was because of the Mobic and to stop taking it. I went through a withdrawal period suffering anxiety and depression. I almost lost my job.

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I just had emergency surgery for a perforated abdomen. I have been taking Meloxicam for years and the surgeon believes it to be the cause.

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I was given meloxicam to help with terrible pain in my foot. After taking meloxicam for about 11 days, I had a stroke June 2011. I was in the hospital for a week and then went to a rehab facility. My right side was paralyzed and I was unable to walk. To this day, I still have deficits/weakness on my right side. I am unable to work as I now have had 2 mini strokes while in my car and on my motorcycle (I'm lucky to be alive thank God). I am unable to drive now as I was told I am more susceptible to having strokes since the first one in June 2011. It is frustrating to have to be dependent on others to get me places.

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Having trouble talking itching chest pain head ache sweating irritated coughing can't sit still can't rest to much anxiety mood change

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Was proscribed mobic was having chest pain and now have problems with shoulders knee and ankle plus hip

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Was taking this medicine in 2013/ 2014

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My Mother Died of a Heart Attack in 2011, she had been taking Mobic, (Meloxicam) for some time, i asked to please not do it, i read that it could cause heart failure, but she told me that was ONLY for Pre-Exsitng Heart problems, and that Kaiser Hospital had said her heart was FINE. But later the Heart Surgeon told me after she passed, that one of her valves basically exploded, i told him that Kaiser had put on her Death Certificate "Coronary Heart Disease" and i they said that was because of high Cholesterol, but i read her Medical Records and they said that her Cholesterol was not that high and she was basically ok, the Surgeon told me that when he went in to check the Damage, all he could see was Inflammation, no debris of any Cholesterol build up, she basically had a valve just pop.
I KNOW that the Doctors at Kaiser were trying to cover themselves, i understand that, but how can they think i dont see that she was given a clean bill of Heart Health in 2010 and in 2011 she had "Coronary Artery Disease" that is not something that happens overnight, no, they KNOW they are Prescribing a DANGEROUS Drug. They KNOW.
There was nothing i could do to prove it...they had prescribed her Mobic for her Osteoarthritis Knee, they ACTUALLY GAVE IT TO HER BECAUSE THEY SAID HER HEART WAS FINE!! Duh !!! now i dont have my Mom, she was 67 and i was 48 when she Passed and i cried like a baby, my Brother was soo messed up my her Passing that by 2014 he had drank himself to DEATH, now i have lost both. HE was only 52.

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I took Mobic 7.5mg for about a month. One morning I woke up weak, short of breath, diaphoretic with a thready pulse. I was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital and was found to be in atrial fibrillation with my HR in the 160's to 180's. I had to be admitted to the ICU and put on an amiodarone drip to get my HR back to normal. I had to get and ECHO and stress test. Eventually a cardiologist (electrophysiologist) told me my afib was caused by the Mobic I was taking.

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I was prescribed this drug and about a month later was admitted to a hospital (first time in my life) with internal bleeding. Have been experiencing pain in my chest lately also. This stuff is deadly poison!! The people making it should be charged criminally. The FDA should be held accountable for its distribution also.

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My wife, as well as a coworker of hers, have been recently diagnosed with 3rd degree renal failure as a result of being prescribed Mobic to control her arthritis.

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I have had to take Mobic Meloxicam off and on for injuries and back problems for many years. I'm 65 now and have stage 4 renal failure due to that drug. Renal doctor says that drug has destroyed many a kidney. Had I known, I definitely would have gone in a different direction!

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I was put on mobic for a year with no lab work or blood test after a year i had a blood clot and a heart attack my cardiologist said to never take mobic or meloxicam as it is know to cause blood clots and heart attacks i would have like to have known that up front i would not have taken it

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I had aneck injury. Changed doctors. Was given steroid for 5 days. Then was prescribed Meloxicam. After 7 days of taking drug , I had a massive heart attack. Needed to be shocked back to life. Open heart surgery and 4 bypasses.

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I have taking mobic for approximately a year and just found out I am in 3rd stage renal failure..... I am told it is from the medication.

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After three days on Mobic I suffered a bleed from the small bowel which resulted in my having to be transfused two units of blood. I was in hospital for five days.

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I was prescribed meloxicam for muscle inflammation and a year ago this month was rushed to the ER with Pulmonary Embolism. Three of the four chambers of my lungs were completely full of blood clots. I was told that I probably wouldn't have lived another month had I not gone in to the ER.
I am a 41 year old mother of 4 who should not be faced with something like this because of a medication that has more side affects then benefits!
I live every day of my life in fear that the blood clots will return now that I am no longer on the blood thinners.
From the research that I've done I've read that they are likely to return within 3 years. I do not understand why my doctor will not keep me on the blood thinners to prevent this from happening.
Also, while in the hospital the ER doctor who discovered the blood clots in my lungs told me that taking Ibuprofen is also linked to blood clots! So I began researching hat as well! Most doctors disagree!! My doctor told me to take 600mg per day since I can no longer take the meloxicam for the inflammation!!! REALLY!?!?!?

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I've been taking meloxicam and come down with kidney faluiure.

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Suffered ploblems from this drug

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I have ulcerative colitis now that I was prescribed Muloxicam 15mg and had taken it for two years. There is no history of digestive issues in my family history. This is something I will now live with for the rest of my life. My Dr. didn't even warn me of potential side affects. What are my options if any?

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I suffered a stroke after taking Mobic a week while being on asprin. I am no longer able to work after losing use of my left arm and leg. I have been going to rehab at least three times a week for 16 weeks.

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