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Ibuprofen vs. Meloxicam for Pain

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Ibuprofen

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/ 372,013 posts
Other Names: Advil   Motrin   Nurofen   Ibu   Midol

Meloxicam

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/ 6,805 posts
Other Names: Mobic
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 372,013 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 6,805 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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Donna V  |  September 27, 2014
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!
Dudley Stamps  |  July 22, 2014
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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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perhaps the 5 pound weight gain from your damaged hip caused the problem because you could not get around well enough to burn the excess calorie intake from the injury.
justin  |  October 27, 2014
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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

492 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
last 2 months. He put me on ibuprofen (which did work...
...I've been to my orthopedic surgeon of 5 years like 6 times in the last 2 months. He put me on ibuprofen (which did work for the inflammation ...difclofenac and ended up giving me meloxicam. ...
and heart. Ibuprofen doesn't help me at all, if I take...
...recently been prescribed Meloxicam but I had ...to patients over 50; they usually just prescribe Ibuprofen or Naproxen. They say ...liver, stomach and heart. Ibuprofen doesn't help me at all...
I was taking a drug called Meloxicam to help control it....
...includes aspirin, Ibuprofen, Aleve...anything like that.Also, I have arthritis and I was taking a drug called Meloxicam to help control it. I also took Ibuprofen during the day, which also helps wi...
chance of causing an ulcer and/or other gastric problems...
...but IMO mixing the ibuprofen and the meloxicam has a really good chance of causing an ulcer and/or other gastric problems. I hope you...
reflux, and am allergic to Ibuprofen, so want to take as...
...it when desperately bad as I'm still being tested for different stuff and don't want to mask my symptoms. Plus I get acid reflux, and am allergic to Ibuprofen, so want to take as little anti...
doc prescribed meloxicam (Mobic) because it's inexpensive....
...I can't take ibuprofen either, so my doc prescribed meloxicam (Mobic) because it's inexpensive. I'm not pain-free, but I...
my doc put me on Meloxicam immediately post op... it's an...
...post-op?  Oddly enough my doc put me on Meloxicam immediately post op... it's an ...was to not double-dip by taking ibuprofen while taking meloxi...
doc prescribed meloxicam (Mobic) because it's inexpensive....
...Celebrex Or Ibuprofen I've been waiting for some other responses.... I can't take ibuprofen either, so my doc prescribed meloxicam (Mobic) because...
with ibuprofen worked for me. Meloxicam did *nothing*...
Paracetamol combined with ibuprofen worked for me. Meloxicam did *nothing* for me at all. It's like I hadn't taken anything. My GP (the normal doctor,...
Have you even tried meloxicam? It's an arthritis...
...the gout meds before since you had also tried the cherries. Maybe the X1 will get there soon and help some. Also surprised that she just gave you ibuprofen. Have...
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