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meloxicam versus ibuprofen

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Not advise: Each of these are nsaids and nsaids have efficacy for pain and inflammation but also have a risk for side effects, one of which are ulcers. Taking th ... Read More
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Dr. Alvin Stein
60 years experience Pain Management
Same type of med: Not a good idea as you will taking too much of this type of med. Both are nsaids and can cause intestinal bleeding if too may are taken, .
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Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Le answered
17 years experience Pain Management
NSAIDS: Meloxicam, and Ibuprofen are non steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. It is not recommended to take multiple nsaids together as that they can cau ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
48 years experience Rheumatology
15 mg meloxicam -->: 15 mg Meloxicam equals 3200 mg advil (ibuprofen).
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
About the same: It depends on the individual. Some people respond better to Meloxicam and others do better with advil (ibuprofen).
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
48 years experience Rheumatology
No: One should neither mix metaphors nor non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Anti-inflamatory: Both medications are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids) . They both will help with inflammation, pain, headaches, etc. However, since they ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Schneider
46 years experience Family Medicine
Not advised: Generally you want to avoid taking two drugs in the same class because you have more chance of side effects with much benefit in improvement.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
No: They are both Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and taking them together increases the risks associated with these medications. Risks such as gast ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
54 years experience Pediatrics
NSAID: Motrin can be taken 3x a day or 2x/ day if 800mg. If not working, you can try Mobic (meloxicam) once a day.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
48 years experience Rheumatology
Should not: One should neither mix metaphors nor nsaids. Toxicity is multiplied, while benefit minimally improved.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Doe
20 years experience Interventional Radiology
I would not: They are both NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs). These two drugs have a similar mechanism to stop inflammation so taking them together i ... Read More
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