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were hoping tht i will be pregnant but i'm taking meloxicam 15 mg daily.. does it impair ?? even if im taking it does i have a change to be pregnant?

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Dr. Steven Warren
Family Medicine 9 years experience
No: this anti inflammatory will not impair pregnancy After you get pregnant check with your provider for risk versus benefit of this medication
Dr. Per Freitag
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Stop meloxicam: The US Food and Drug Administration has various categories detailing the effects of medications in pregnancy on the growing fetus. The FDA has categorised meloxicam as a class C medication for the first 29 weeks of pregnancy, and a class D drug after that. A class C drug is a medication for which there have not been any human studies of adequate quality demonstrating the effects of meloxicam on the fetus, but animal studies show that there may be harm caused by this medication. However, the certainty of harm to a human baby is not known, because animals may be affected by medications in a different way to humans. A class D medication is a drug for which harm has been demonstrated to a fetus due to a pregnant woman using that medication. For women looking to conceive, there has been some evidence that meloxicam along with other NSAIDs causes a delay in ovulation, which is reversible when you stop taking it.

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