Ibuprofen vs Meloxicam

Ibuprofen
(OTC)
Meloxicam
(Rx)
Ibuprofen is a pain relief medication (NSAID).
Meloxicam is a pain relief medication (NSAID).
Satisfaction Score
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3.9
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Pain
2.9
Concern level
1.3
Helpfulness
for Pain
2.6
Concern level
1.6
Approval Date
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July 24, 1985
July 19, 2006
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
486,861 Discussions
10,655 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 Fever
#6 for Pain Relief
#7 for Migraines
#8 for Back Pain
#9 for Teething
#10 for Flu
Ibuprofen 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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Ibu
Withdrawal Symptoms
2
Stomach Problems
2
Liver Damage
1
Hives
1
Gastritis
1
Tinnitus
1
Liver Disease
1
Stomach Issues
1
Kidney Failure
1
GI Bleeding
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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Ibuprofen
Ibu
Meloxicam
Mel
Withdrawal Symptoms
Ibu
Mel
2
0
Stomach Problems
Ibu
Mel
2
4
Liver Damage
Ibu
Mel
1
0
Hives
Ibu
Mel
1
0
Gastritis
Ibu
Mel
1
0
Tinnitus
Ibu
Mel
1
0
Liver Disease
Ibu
Mel
1
0
Stomach Issues
Ibu
Mel
1
0
Kidney Failure
Ibu
Mel
1
0
GI Bleeding
Ibu
Mel
1
0
Nausea
Mel
Ibu
9
0
Dizziness
Mel
Ibu
6
0
Fever
Mel
Ibu
5
0
Weight Gain
Mel
Ibu
4
0
Bleeding
Mel
Ibu
4
0
Stomach Problems
Mel
Ibu
4
2
Stomach Irritation
Mel
Ibu
4
0
High Blood Pressure
Mel
Ibu
3
0
Weight Loss
Mel
Ibu
3
0
Drowsiness
Mel
Ibu
3
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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B Category B
Before taking Ibuprofen during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Ibuprofen and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Meloxicam and alcohol.
Method of use
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Injection, Oral Gel, Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 50 mg, 100 mg, 200 mg, 300 mg, 400 mg, 600 mg, 800 mg
Solution: 400 mg/4 mL (100 mg/mL), 800 mg/8 mL (100 mg/mL)
Capsule: 200 mg
Drops: 50 mg/1.25 mL
Gel: 100 mg/5 mL
Suspension: 100 mg/5 mL
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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Ibuprofen
Meloxicam
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Ibuprofen 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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