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A 37-year-old male asked:

Would you consider oral diclofenac sodium to be as safe as something like meloxicam for arthritis to an otherwise healthy person?

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Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 34 years experience
In a study by Valat, Meloxicam and diclofenac were equivalent in relieving the acute pain associated with osteoarthritis of the lumbar spine. However, meloxicam was much better tolerated. Meloxicam has more COX2 properties making it safer.
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Last updated Jun 21, 2021

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