Meloxicam vs Naproxen

Meloxicam
(Rx)
Naproxen
(OTC)
Meloxicam is a pain relief medication (NSAID).
Naproxen is a pain relief medication (NSAID).
Satisfaction Score
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3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Pain
2.6
Concern level
1.6
Helpfulness
for Pain
2.4
Concern level
1.3
Approval Date
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July 19, 2006
December 21, 1993
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
10,620 Discussions
57,793 Discussions
Taken For
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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.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Pain
#2 for Swelling
#3 for Headaches
#4 for RA
#5 for Cramping
#6 for Migraines
#7 for Back Pain
#8 for Joint Pain
#9 for Fever
#10 for OA
#11 for Discomfort
#12 for Severe Pain
#14 for Tendonitis
#15 for Muscle Pain
Naproxen is approved for Pain and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Side Effects and Concerns
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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
Nap
Stomach Problems
4
Withdrawal Symptoms
3
Drowsiness
2
Rash
2
Stomach Issues
1
Stomach Irritation
1
Gastritis
1
Tinnitus
1
GI Bleeding
1
Pins And Needles
1
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Meloxicam
Mel
Naproxen
Nap
Nausea
Mel
Nap
9
0
Dizziness
Mel
Nap
6
0
Fever
Mel
Nap
5
0
Weight Gain
Mel
Nap
4
0
Bleeding
Mel
Nap
4
0
Stomach Problems
Mel
Nap
4
4
Stomach Irritation
Mel
Nap
4
1
High Blood Pressure
Mel
Nap
3
0
Weight Loss
Mel
Nap
3
0
Drowsiness
Mel
Nap
3
2
Stomach Problems
Nap
Mel
4
4
Withdrawal Symptoms
Nap
Mel
3
0
Drowsiness
Nap
Mel
2
3
Rash
Nap
Mel
2
0
Stomach Issues
Nap
Mel
1
0
Stomach Irritation
Nap
Mel
1
4
Gastritis
Nap
Mel
1
0
Tinnitus
Nap
Mel
1
0
GI Bleeding
Nap
Mel
1
0
Pins And Needles
Nap
Mel
1
0
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Meloxicam and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Naproxen and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 7.5 mg, 15 mg
Suspension: 7.5 mg/5 mL
Tablet: 220 mg, 250 mg, 375 mg, 500 mg
Suspension: 125 mg/5 mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Meloxicam
Naproxen
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Meloxicam and Naproxen: 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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Meloxicam helps with knee swelling/pain
| gardenerbychoice
I was prescribed Meloxicam 4 months ago. I have not had any issues with it. I was prescribed 15 mg tabs and only take half as needed. I may go a week without needing it. Typically when I do a lot of squatting or yard work is when my knees swell. Take half a tablet and 30 minutes later feel like new again.

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