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Ibuprofen vs. Meloxicam for Pain

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Ibuprofen

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/ 345,448 posts
Other Names: Advil   Motrin   Nurofen   Ibu   Midol

Meloxicam

Rx
/ 6,333 posts
Other Names: Mobic
Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 345,448 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 6,333 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
Mobic). The Meloxicam was awesome where ibuprofen didn't...
...the most: cutting back on running and tennis; using a night splint (Futuro brand) and prescription NSAID Meloxicam (generic for Mobic). The Meloxicam was awesome where ibuprofen didn't even touch...
have taken meloxicam for years. I have ringing in the ears...
...have taken meloxicam for years. I have ringing in the ears - always thought ...of gas. When I was off Meloxicam I realized ...I now take ibuprofen...
extremely rare psych side effects, including hallucinations...
...trigger point injections for my myofascial pain. The meloxicam helps a lot, it's cheap, and it doesn't irritate my stomach. No mood effects.   NSAIDs can have extremely rare psych side effects,...
My mother was prescribed Meloxicam after suffering from ......
...was prescribed Meloxicam after suffering from ... My mother was prescribed Meloxicam after suffering from ...taking the Meloxicam. This will ...either Paracetamol or Ibruprofen. Can anyone ...
My mother was prescribed Meloxicam after suffering from ......
...was prescribed Meloxicam after suffering from ... My mother was prescribed Meloxicam after suffering from ...taking the Meloxicam. This will ...either Paracetamol or Ibruprofen. Can anyone ...
by Prof B to take ibruprofen for a few days during flare...
...to take meds. I was told by Prof B to take ibruprofen for a few ...bit - the new doctor at Chapel Allerton nearly fainted when I told him I took ibruprofen and put me on Meloxicam for 3 weeks i...
Dec. 1) I was taking four ibuprofens three times a day for...
...times I stopped taking meloxicam (Mobic) for different ...before going away. I had no stomach problems at all while on the meloxicam. Well, I chalked that ...1) I was taking four ibuprofens...
on Meloxicam for over a year with no problems. It is hard...
I've been on Meloxicam for over a year with no problems. It is hard on ...about over-the-counter drugs that have ibuprofen in them so I d...
ulcers. My Dr prescribed me Meloxicam. Would this be easier...
...have been taking 2-3 Ibuprofen daily for a few ...of stomach ulcers. My Dr prescribed me Meloxicam. Would this be easier on the stomach than the Ibuprof...
OA 18 months ago. Could take Ibuprofen at all cos of tummy....
...months ago. Could take Ibuprofen at all cos of tummy. After 3 months Arthrotec hurt my tummy too. My Dr switched me to Meloxicam and I've been taking...
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