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Knoxville, TN
A 29-year-old female asked:

Is mobic (meloxicam) safer than ibuprofen? i was just prescribed mobic (meloxicam). i have anxiety so i didn't know if it'd get my bp up or make me feel weird.

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Anxiety raises BP: If a person takes Mobic (meloxicam) and worries her blood pressure will go up, she will see that her blood pressure goes up after taking Mobic (meloxicam). Likewise, if she takes ibuprofen and worries her blood pressure will rise, she will see that her blood pressure rises. That's because it's her anxiety that raises her BP, not the pain medication. Pain medication lowers BP by lowering the amount of pain. Avoid anxiety.

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