A 40-year-old female asked:
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taken 2 doses of mobic (meloxicam) and would like to swap to prednisone for quicker onset. how long do i have to wait to start prednisone after last dose of mobic (meloxicam)?

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Dr. Christopher Wright
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Probably OK: Although there may be a slightly higher risk of stomach upset taking both together, there is no set amount of time you must wait between the two medications. Some patients take both together on a regular basis for certain types of arthritis.
Answered on Sep 15, 2014
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Dr. David Greenfield
40 years experience Rheumatology
Not interchangeable : Mobic (meloxicam) is a non steroidal and is used as a general treatment or arthritis, bursitis, tendinitis, etc...Prednisone is only used as a powerful ant inflammatory in diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, vasculitis. It is not interchangeable with nsaids. You should only use Prednisone for these autoimmune type conditions and only with close supervision.
Answered on Dec 30, 2014

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