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A 29-year-old female asked:

Is it safe ok to take mobic (meloxicam) 15mg at bedtime instead of morning? and as is ibuprofen safer?

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Dr. Neal Birnbaum
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Take with food: Popping Mobic (meloxicam) or any other NSAID on an empty stomach and then hopping into bed is not a good idea. NSAIDs should be taken with a meal. Taking the NSAID at bedtime would increase the possibility of either gastritis or esophagitis. There is not much safety difference between Mobic (meloxicam) and ibuprofen.

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