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Meloxicam And Advil
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
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
Sulfasalazine is used primarily for rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis or ulcerative colitis. Mobic (meloxicam) and advil can be used for rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis.
Not sure what your condition is, but I would not take advil and Mobic (meloxicam) as those are same class medications. Sulfasalazine is sulfa based drug and is somewhat different from advil and mobic (meloxicam). ...Read more
How long after stopping meloxicam can I begin taking Advil? I have been on 7.5 mg for about 2 weeks. Thanks
Around 40 - 48 hours: As it clears completely from your system in 1 or 2 days, but for either make sure to follow up with your docor if taking them long term, and read the labels carefully, best wishes ...Read more
I take mobic (meloxicam) (15 mg) once in the morning (8:30am) but am in a fair amount of pain by bedtime. Can I take Advil at bedtime? (Bedtime is around 10pm).
I took 2 advil this morning around 9 am and just took some tylenol around 3 PM. When could I take my 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
I took 15mg of meloxicam at 8:30a. I take as needed, this was the first time in a month I took it. I took 400mg of Advil (ibuprofen) 12hrs later. Will I be ok?
I am experiencing toothache and was wondering if advil or meloxicam is a better choice to help the pain? Plan to see a dentist but Would like relief
I am scared to take 15mg. Saw Doctor for bad neck pain. Was taking Advil 400 mg once a day for last five days. So doc prescribed meloxicam 15 mg once?
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)?
Should I worry that ALP is 127 with normal being 39-117? I take anti- inflammatory meds (Advil, Naproxen, Meloxicam) for knees that swell/pain.
Take around 5 200mg advils a week for a month for neck spasm. Just got perscribed 15mg mobic (meloxicam) to take for 30 days. Take Zoloft too. Is this safe? I'm 16
You can't post until you're 17: Refer your question back to your pediatrician to answer. Thank you! ...Read more
No: One should neither mix metaphors nor non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. ...Read more
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
I would not: I would not take those medications together. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
I took meloxicam for about a week, I took the last dose Thursday morning, and it's now Saturday, can I take ibuprofen instead now, is it safe? Thanks!
Yes: The Meloxicam is now out of your system. ...Read more
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