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Ibuprofen vs. Meloxicam for Pain

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Ibuprofen

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/ 349,819 posts
Other Names: Advil   Motrin   Nurofen   Ibu   Midol

Meloxicam

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/ 6,431 posts
Other Names: Mobic
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 349,819 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 6,431 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 Dudley Stamps Iidocaine Cream is Worthless!!
July 5, 2014
Dudley Stamps Iidocaine Cream is Worthless!! wrote
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I have found that the Doctor did not prescribe a strong enough mixture for the servere pain I have. What he gave me .3/5/4% much too weak. I have found this mild mixture to be very good on Insect bites though, especially where you have to pull off one of those nasty Ticks!
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By JB
May 20, 2014
JB wrote
lowerback and leg pain due to disc compression
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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
ponygirl7 wrote
Meloxicam and Weight Gain
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What patients are saying about Ibuprofen vs. Meloxicam

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the joint pain. I think ibuprofen works just as well as...
...on Meloxicam as well. I have not had any side effects. I commenced ...the joint pain. I think ibuprofen works just as well as meloxicam once my flares settle, ...to take the meloxicam though ...
taking 800 mg of ibuprofen 3x's daily for several years...
...taking 800 mg of ibuprofen 3x's daily for ...switched me to meloxicam. It is a miracle, I can function...
on ibruprofen that helped the pain yes but i wasnt getting...
...on ibruprofen that helped the pain yes but i wasnt getting ...doctor prescribed me meloxicam today which isnt a good idea by t...
ibuprofen wasn't any good for my stomach. I got away with...
...ibuprofen wasn't any good for my stomach. I got away ...even with taking 150mg omeprazole twice a day. I seem to remember you were allergic to meloxicam, but have you tried celebrex? My stomach...
Can anyone help with advice on tablets that have worked...
...was prescribed Meloxicam after suffering from ... My mother was prescribed Meloxicam after suffering from ...Paracetamol or Ibruprofen. Can anyone help with advice on tablets that have worked f...
MedsChat.com I've been on 15 mg meloxicam daily for six mo....
...daily for six mo. How much ibuprofen would equal one 15 mg meloxicam ? I would like to take less ibuprofen and get...
the pain somewhat tollerable, two pills upset my stomach...
...of Ibuprofen every four to six hours to Meloxicam. One pill makes the pain somewhat tollerable, two pills upset...
Can anyone help with advice on tablets that have worked...
...was prescribed Meloxicam after suffering from ... My mother was prescribed Meloxicam after suffering from ...Paracetamol or Ibruprofen. Can anyone help with advice on tablets that have worked f...
meloxicam was my 1st 'working' med to keep my inflammation...
...that is) and two, that meloxicam was my 1st 'working' med to keep my inflammation down (after the Tylenol, ibuprofen ceased to work sufficiently for me). I'm on Diclofenac now (2nd year). Up...
like the ibuprofen is just working better than the Humira...
...that. Among the NSAIDs, meloxicam is relatively low risk ...NSAID. For some, meloxicam causes problems and diclofenac doesn't ...Sounds like the ibuprofen is just working better than the Hu...
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