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Ibuprofen vs. Meloxicam for Pain

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Ibuprofen

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/ 346,595 posts
Other Names: Advil   Motrin   Nurofen   Ibu   Midol

Meloxicam

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/ 6,369 posts
Other Names: Mobic
Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 346,595 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 6,369 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Ibuprofen (International Nonproprietary Name) ( or from the nomenclature iso-butyl-propanoic-phenolic acid) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used for relief of symptoms of arthritis, fever, as an analgesic (pain... Read more on Wikipedia
Meloxicam is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) with analgesic and anti-pyretic effects. It is a derivative of oxicam, closely related to piroxicam, and falls in the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug group of NSAIDs. It was developed by Boeh... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Bang Thai
September 30, 2013
Bang Thai wrote
Motrin/Ibuprofen vs. Meloxicam
I have had back pain for more than 50 years. My back was bent due to the pain. Doctors said, it is due to scoliosis. For the last 15 plus years, they gave me Motrin/Ibuprofen 800 mg three times a day plus exercise, chiropractor, therapy...Nothing worked. My new Doctor (Pain Management) said, pain due to a minor scoliosis and arthritis. He gave me Meloxicam 7.5mg two times a day. "Magic" happened. After taking only 3 tablets, I'm a new man (63 years old). The pain is gone about 70%. My back is straight almost as your pencil. Try Meloxicam if Ibuprofen did not work for you.
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By gardenerbychoice
March 30, 2014
gardenerbychoice wrote
Meloxicam helps with knee swelling/pain
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By murph
January 29, 2014
murph wrote
meloxicam and weight gain
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By omer
October 28, 2013
omer wrote
its works for me
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By ponygirl7
August 16, 2013
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Meloxicam and Weight Gain
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What patients are saying about Ibuprofen vs. Meloxicam

449 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
of Ibuprofen every four to six hours to Meloxicam. One pill...
...from 600-800mg of Ibuprofen every four to six hours to Meloxicam. One pill makes the pain somewhat tollerable, two...
acupuncture and switched my ibuprofen to meloxicam. Told me...
...and possibly acupuncture and switched my ibuprofen to meloxicam. Told me if the meloxicam doesn't work to switch back to the ibuprofen. Will see him again in ...I sure hope the meloxicam works ...
(only take it at night) and started taking meloxicam...
...ago I cut back on my ibuprofen (only take it at night) and started taking meloxicam. I also had a pretty intense 45 minutes on the elliptical machine the day before I started feeling this pain as...
not getting any relief my doctor switched me to meloxicam...
...of ibuprofen 3x's daily for several years and not getting any relief my doctor switched me to meloxicam. It...
the meloxicam and go back to ibuprofen....within an hour,...
...I was placed on meloxicam for some leg pain I was ...I decided to stop the meloxicam and go back to ibuprofen....within an hour, of taking the ibuprofen my pain decreased considerably....
ibuprofen helped. Meloxicam is a good anti inflammatory if...
...antibiotic and mega ibuprofen for two weeks then just the ibuprofen for the rest ...time just the ibuprofen helped. Meloxicam is a good anti inflammatory ...the neuropathy and some folks take...
like the ibuprofen is just working better than the Humira...
...that. Among the NSAIDs, meloxicam is relatively low risk ...each NSAID. For some, meloxicam causes problems and diclofenac doesn't while ...Sounds like the ibuprofen is just working better ...
but i started taking Meloxicam 15mg which I feel work bett...
...make sure I at least eat 5-6 small meals a day. As far as pain relief medicen I was only prescribed ibuprofen 600mg, but i started taking Meloxicam 15mg which I feel work bett...
dosage. Meloxicam was a great intoduction to my medication...
...I was taking ibuprofen prediagnosis. Once diagnosed i was recommended meloxicam. I take 15mg ...in the dosage. Meloxicam was a great intoduction to ...consume so many ibuprofen tablets to get...
the stomach than taking 2-3 Ibuprofen? Both medications are...
...taking one Meloxicam 15mg easier on the stomach than taking 2-3 Ibuprofen? Both medications are ...the stomach. The Meloxicam will probably work better than the...
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