Aleve vs Meloxicam

Aleve
(OTC)
Meloxicam
(Rx)
Aleve is a pain relief medication (NSAID).
Meloxicam is a pain relief medication (NSAID).
Satisfaction Score
?
4.0
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Pain
3.0
Concern level
1.2
Helpfulness
for Pain
2.6
Concern level
1.6
Approval Date
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January 11, 1994
July 19, 2006
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
77,352 Discussions
10,628 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Pain
#2 for Headaches
#3 for Swelling
#4 for Cramping
#5 for Migraines
#6 for Back Pain
#7 for Discomfort
#8 for Joint Pain
#9 for RA
#10 for Fever
#11 for Muscle Pain
Aleve is approved for Pain and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Pain
#2 for RA
#3 for Joint Pain
#4 for OA
Meloxicam is prescribed for Pain and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Ale
Withdrawal Symptoms
3
Stomach Problems
2
Drowsiness
1
Stomach Issues
1
Hives
1
Tinnitus
1
Gastritis
1
Trauma
1
GI Bleeding
1
Stomach Irritation
1
Mel
Nausea
9
Dizziness
6
Fever
5
Weight Gain
4
Bleeding
4
Stomach Problems
4
Stomach Irritation
4
High Blood Pressure
3
Weight Loss
3
Drowsiness
3
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Aleve
Ale
Meloxicam
Mel
Withdrawal Symptoms
Ale
Mel
3
0
Stomach Problems
Ale
Mel
2
4
Drowsiness
Ale
Mel
1
3
Stomach Issues
Ale
Mel
1
0
Hives
Ale
Mel
1
0
Tinnitus
Ale
Mel
1
0
Gastritis
Ale
Mel
1
0
Trauma
Ale
Mel
1
0
GI Bleeding
Ale
Mel
1
0
Stomach Irritation
Ale
Mel
1
4
Nausea
Mel
Ale
9
0
Dizziness
Mel
Ale
6
0
Fever
Mel
Ale
5
0
Weight Gain
Mel
Ale
4
0
Bleeding
Mel
Ale
4
0
Stomach Problems
Mel
Ale
4
2
Stomach Irritation
Mel
Ale
4
1
High Blood Pressure
Mel
Ale
3
0
Weight Loss
Mel
Ale
3
0
Drowsiness
Mel
Ale
3
1
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Aleve and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Meloxicam and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Capsule: 220 mg
Tablet: 220 mg
Tablet: 7.5 mg, 15 mg
Suspension: 7.5 mg/5 mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Naproxen
Meloxicam
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Aleve and Meloxicam: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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