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Doctor insights on: Mobic Vs Celebrex

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Dr. Robert Kent
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Celecoxib (Definition)

Treats pain, including pain caused by arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis) in children and adults, ankylosing spondylitis, or menstrual cramps. This is a ...Read more


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Is celebrex (celecoxib) stronger than meloxicam?

Is celebrex (celecoxib) stronger than meloxicam?

Highly variable: Different people respond to various nsaids (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) differently - you can't predict which will be better for you. You have to try them both (at least in my experience). ...Read more

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Should I take both celebrex(200) and and mobic(15)?

Should I take both celebrex(200) and and mobic(15)?

No: Both are nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs and when you take two different NSAIDS at the same time you risk both gastrointestinal and kidney damage.I've seen a women in her twenties with renal failure due to taking two NSAIDS together ...Read more

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What is the difference between mobic (meloxicam) and celebrex?

What is the difference between mobic (meloxicam) and celebrex?

Similar: Both are inhibitors of the enzyme cyclooxygenase (cox). There are two forms of this enzyme. Celebrex is considered active against "cox2 only" and Mobic (meloxicam) is considered active against "mostly cox2." this may make them gentler on the stomach than traditional medications like ibuprofen, naproxen, etc. ...Read more

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What are the pros of taking meloxicam vs taking celebrex (celecoxib)?

What are the pros of taking meloxicam vs taking celebrex (celecoxib)?

see details: There is not a lot of difference except Meloxicam is much cheaper. Both have equivalent benefits and GI risks. ...Read more

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I stopped taking Celebrex yesterday can I take mobic (meloxicam) today?

I stopped taking Celebrex yesterday can I take mobic (meloxicam) today?

Yes: Assuming no contraindications, yes. Might find mobic (meloxicam) is slightly harder on the stomach. ...Read more

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How long should you wait if switching back to mobic (meloxicam) from celebrex?

No need to wait: Celebrex and mobic, (meloxicam) like all anti-inflammatories, have a short 1/2 life (the time they are active in the body). You do not need to wait before switching. You can switch immediately, just don't take them on the same day. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the arthritis medicines mobic (meloxicam) and celebrex?

What is the difference between the arthritis medicines mobic (meloxicam) and celebrex?

Depends.: Celebrex, or celecoxib, las a lower risk of bleeding from the gut, but also is the only NSAID that does not block the effect of low dose Aspirin used to prevent heart disease or stroke. Meloxicam blocks aspirins effect, as do all other drugs like Naproxen (aleve), and Ibuprofen (motrin). Unfortunately, Celebrex remains on patent and is much more expensive. For most, Meloxicam is a good choice. ...Read more

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Can't get Celebrex (celecoxib). Health Care District here prescribes generics. Got Meloxicam instead. Need clarification on what happens at 15mg as opposed to 7.5?

Depends on pt: For most, it is like the difference between 400mg Ibuprofen and 800mg. Some get increased pain relief, some don't notice much of a difference. If still uncomfortable, tell your Dr and give it a try. ...Read more

Celebrex (Definition)

Celecoxib is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a ...Read more