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Ibuprofen vs. Meloxicam for Pain

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Ibuprofen

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/ 346,632 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 346,632 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
taken it for a year with good results and no side effects...
...Ibuprofen or Naprocen because of water retention.  My wonderful rhemy thought this might be better for me.  I have high hopes.  My sister has taken it for a year with good results and no side effec...
Meloxicam got to do with it? I often took 400mg ibuprofen...
...Meloxicam got to do with it? I often took 400mg ibuprofen with the Tramadol...
than Ibuprofen! My Dr said they tend to work better on...
...call you in some Meloxicam....For me it really seems ...easier or your belly than Ibuprofen! My Dr said they tend to work better on people with ...than the naproxin or Ibuprofin and you just ...
I have been prescribed Meloxicam instead of Ibuprofen to...
...taken aback with the arthritis diagnosis that I didn't register the appointment time. I have been prescribed Meloxicam instead of Ibuprofen to try to get the pain under control. Otherwise, I...
my doc put me on Meloxicam immediately post op... it's...
...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...
love ibuprofen and try to use it carefully. I dose myself...
I love ibuprofen and try to use it ...PFTs were different pre- and post-ibuprofen absorption too. Some day I ...used an arthritis NSAID called Meloxicam. It is supposed to be...
Tylenol, ibuprofen ceased to work sufficiently for me)....
...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...
love ibuprofen and try to use it carefully. I dose myself...
I love ibuprofen and try to use it ...PFTs were different pre- and post-ibuprofen absorption too. Some day I ...used an arthritis NSAID called Meloxicam. It is supposed to be...
  I can't take ibuprofin, naprocen, or tylenol either. ...
...all the symptoms but no blood markers.  My sun rash was biopsied to find autoimmune reactions at the base of the skin.  My ...ibuprofin, naprocen, or tylenol either.  But my rheumy prescribed me...
I was taking a drug called Meloxicam to help control it....
...again! That 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,...
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