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Can meloxicam 7.5mg and ibuprofen 400mg be taken together?

Can meloxicam 7.5mg and ibuprofen 400mg be taken together?

No: They are both Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and taking them together increases the risks associated with these medications. Risks such as gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach ulcers and cardiovascular risks increase with taking multiple drugs in this category. ...Read more

Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more


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I took 7.5 mg meloxicam about 4 hours ago for back pain. It didn't help. Can I take ibuprofen or another meloxicam?

I took 7.5 mg meloxicam about 4 hours ago for back pain.  It didn't help. Can I take ibuprofen or another meloxicam?

Yes: You can take another dose of the meloxicam but no more NSAIDS for at least 12 hours. You should discuss this with the Doc who Rxd the meloxicam. Max dose of meloxicam per day is 15mg per day. ...Read more

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I've had a lot of stress within 3 days and I just took 3600mg ibuprofen and 4 7.5 mg of meloxicam. Er or no? Please help? Urgent

I've had a lot of stress within 3 days and I just took 3600mg ibuprofen and 4 7.5 mg of meloxicam. Er or no? Please help? Urgent

Call (800) 222-1222: In the US, the local poison center can be reached at (800) 222-1222. Call local poison control center to obtain expert advice and follow up treatment. Drug poisoning can be life-threatening. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take one 7.5mg meloxicam and one 800mg ibuprofen together? or is it dangerous?

Is it okay to take one 7.5mg meloxicam and one 800mg ibuprofen together? or is it dangerous?

Same Thing: That would be a dangerous combination. They are the same thing and in high doses can be very hard on your stomach or kidneys. You take one or the other but not both. ...Read more

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Can one take meloxicam with ibuprofen?

Can one take meloxicam with ibuprofen?

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 the two together may not increase efficacy but will increase the risk of side effects especially the risk of GI ulcers. ...Read more

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How much stronger is meloxicam than advil (ibuprofen)?

How much stronger is meloxicam than advil (ibuprofen)?

About the same: It depends on the individual. Some people respond better to Meloxicam and others do better with advil (ibuprofen). ...Read more

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What are the effects of meloxicam and advil (ibuprofen)?

Anti-inflamatory: Both medications are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids) . They both will help with inflammation, pain, headaches, etc. However, since they both work with similar mechanisms, taking them together is not recommended unless under oversight by a physician. With increased NSAID use, you can have many side effects, including stomach irritation, ulcer, and bleeding issues. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can you take mobic (meloxicam) and ibuprofen in same day?

Can you take mobic (meloxicam) and ibuprofen in same day?

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. ...Read more

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Can i take mobic (meloxicam) after i've taken ibuprofen for pain.?

NSAID: Motrin can be taken 3x a day or 2x/ day if 800mg. If not working, you can try Mobic (meloxicam) once a day. ...Read more

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What is the difference between ibuprofen and meloxicam? Can they be taken together?

What is the difference between ibuprofen and meloxicam? Can they be taken together?

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 is not advised. They can both have effects on your kidneys so drink plenty of water. ...Read more

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How long after taking 3 Advil (ibuprofen) do I need to wait before taking 15mg Meloxicam?

How long after taking 3 Advil (ibuprofen) do I need to wait before taking 15mg Meloxicam?

Wait 4-6 hours: Occasionally mixing these drugs may not be harmful, but combining them in high doses or on a regular basis is not recommended due to its higher probability of GI side effects. ...Read more

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Which medicine offers stronger pain relief, ibuprofen 800 mg or meloxicam 15 mg?

Which medicine offers stronger pain relief, ibuprofen 800 mg or meloxicam 15 mg?

It depends.: Both medications are Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and similar in their mechanism of action. Ibuprofen usually goes to work more quickly, but meloxicam only needs to be taken once daily. In general, ibuprofen is more useful for acute pain like headaches and injuries, while meloxicam can be better for chronic problems like arthritis. Some people just respond better to one of them. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Overdosed on ibuprofen about 20 and taking meloxicam feel bad but I just want my life to be over. will taking both of these kill me?

Overdosed on ibuprofen about 20 and taking meloxicam feel bad but I just want my life to be over. will taking both of these kill me?

You may be quite ill: Being young (no prior cardiac issues) you're most likely to become quite ill for some time. This is not what you say you want so it will be bad from your POV too. Some might have a fatal heart attack but it's not always fast. Don't do it! I hear that you are very unhappy w/ life - this would make it worse. Talk confidentially to an expert. 1-800-273 TALK or 1-800-222-1222. Things may improve. ...Read more

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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.

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.

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. ...Read more

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If mobic (meloxicam) and ibuprofen isn't helping my back pain what will?

If mobic (meloxicam) and ibuprofen isn't helping my back pain what will?

Back pain : Those are 2 very strong medications, i would recommend that you see your physician that gave you those meds to change or increase the medication to where you can get comfortable. There are many other medications that can be prescribed that can help. Plus they can do some scans to see if there is anything structurally causing the pain. ...Read more

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Will it hurt to take asprin, ibuprofen, and mobic (meloxicam) at the same time?

It could: Mobic (meloxicam) and Ibuprofen are from the same class of NSAID pain relievers. Taking the maximum dosage or higher of nsaids can lead to stomach upset, stomach/esophageal/intestinal bleeding, and kidney dysfunction or failure. Aspirin is also an NSAID but a weak one. If you are still having pain after Aspirin and either Ibuprofen or mobic, (meloxicam) see your doctor. There are other meds available as adjuncts. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to meloxicam because it's a sulfa drug can I still take over-the-counter ibuprofen??

I'm allergic to meloxicam because it's a sulfa drug can I still take over-the-counter ibuprofen??

OK: Ibuprofen is not a sulfa drug. If you are allergic to sulfa drugs but you are not allergic to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), you should be OK taking over-the-counter ibuprofen. ...Read more

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Which anti inflammatory is best for immediate pain relief that lasts...ibuprofen 800mg or meloxicam 15mg?

Depends but meloxica: meloxicam takes about 4-5 hours to reach a max in your body. Ibuprofen takes about 2-4 hours. But meloxicam stays in your system long about 15-20hrs. Ibuprofen stays in your system for about 2-4 hours for the first dose. I like naproxen it takes about 60 min for peak effect and lasts about 12-17 hrs. But don't take any of these if you are pregnant ...Read more

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What's the difference between 15mg Meloxicam and 800mg ibuprofen as far as pain relief? Do i have to take it for a period of time in order to build up

What's the difference between 15mg Meloxicam and 800mg ibuprofen as far as pain relief? Do i have to take it for a period of time in order to build up

Meloxicam : (Mobic) is beloved of Orthopaedist's for its
anti inflammatory and pain relieving properties. Other practitioners find that Celebrex works well for their patients. As a TMJ specialist and Orthodontist I always found my patients had better pain relief sooner with ibuprofen. Over the counter drugs like Naprosyn (Aleve)
And aspirin help many patients as well.
My best advice: see what works for you. ...Read more

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Which NSAID is stronger for more severe OA pain? Ibuprofen 800 mg, diclofenac 50 mg, or meloxicam 15 mg?

Which NSAID is stronger for more severe OA pain? Ibuprofen 800 mg, diclofenac 50 mg, or meloxicam 15 mg?

Diclofenac has been: shown to be best drug for OA. I would take it cautiously,as it is associated most recently with liver problems(although rare)) ...Read more

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I've developed a fear of taking prescription pills. I was prescribed meloxicam (mobic) 15mg. Should i take it or should I just stick with advil (ibuprofen)?

I've developed a fear of taking prescription pills. I was prescribed meloxicam (mobic) 15mg. Should i take it or should I just stick with advil (ibuprofen)?

See below: Advil is the same class of medication as Mobic (meloxicam) and advil used to be prescription only. If you try mobic, (meloxicam) leave off the advil as you cannot take both together. ...Read more

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Meloxicam (Definition)

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