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Is mobic (meloxicam) stronger than celebrex?

Is mobic (meloxicam) stronger than celebrex?

The same!: Equal. Individuals respond differently to either/or, but similar in response! ...Read more

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?

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

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What's the difference between mobic, (meloxicam) acroxia and celebrex when used as an anti-inflammatory for musculo-skeletal inflammation?

All NSAIDS: Celebrex and acroxia are more similar since they are cox-2 inhibitors. Mobic (meloxicam) can also block cox-2 at low dose. Ultimately they are all the same. ...Read more

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Naproxen 500mg, mobic (meloxicam) 7.5mg, acroxia 90mg n celebrex 200mg. Which one doesn't cause anxiety n more effective as anti-inflammatory for joint/ muscle?

Personal Choice: Acroxia is not available in my country, so I can't answer there. For the others, different people have different results and what you end up loving your brother or sister might hate. There is no way to know in advance, just have to try and see! anxiety if very unusual with all of these. ...Read more

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What is better -- celecoxib or meloxicam?

NSAIDS: Meloxicam and Celecoxib are non steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. They are both effective medications. The effectiveness varies from individual to individual. ...Read more

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Tiaprof. Acid, mefenamic acid, diclofenac, meloxicam, peroxicam, celecoxib, which of this nsaids is safest for peptic ulcer and wich safest for child?

Tiaprof. Acid, mefenamic acid, diclofenac, meloxicam, peroxicam, celecoxib, which of this nsaids is safest for peptic ulcer and wich safest for child?

Celecoxib: Clearly the safest for the gut, does not interfere with aspirins heart effects and adds no additional likelyhood of bleeding! Dr.Davis is right about Ibuprofen for kids! ...Read more

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Is the drug mobic (meloxicam) and celebrax the same? What are celebrax side effects and mobic (meloxicam)? Which is best?

Is the drug mobic (meloxicam) and celebrax the same? What are celebrax side effects and mobic (meloxicam)? Which is best?

Similar: Both drugs are so-called partially selective nsaids. Their side effects are similar. Because they have absolutely different molecular structure, there are individual differences in effect. Therefore neither is the best or worst. ...Read more

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Which drug is best, mobic (meloxicam) or celebrax for arthritis and osteo?

NSAIDS: Meloxicam and Celebrex (celecoxib) are non steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. They are both effective medications for arthritis. The effectiveness varies from individual to individual. ...Read more

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What is Celebrex (celecoxib) used for?

Celebrex (celecoxib): Celebrex (celecoxib) is a This is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicine that treats pain. ...Read more

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Is celebrex (celecoxib) a narcotic?

No, just an NSAID: Celebrex (celecoxib) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication. It does not work on any mu receptors as opioids do and does not cause any central cognitive effects. It works at the site of inflammation only. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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Does celebrex (celecoxib) thin blood?

Does celebrex (celecoxib) thin blood?

No: Celebrex (celecoxib) is a non steroidal anti-inflammatory medication. It does not thin the blood. ...Read more

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Does celebrex (celecoxib) thin the blood?

Does celebrex (celecoxib) thin the blood?

No!: It does not thin the blood, because it does not inhibit cyclo-oxegenase -1. This why it can be taken with blood thinners! ...Read more

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Is celebrex (celecoxib) safer than aleve?

Is celebrex (celecoxib) safer than aleve?

Yes: Less GI damage, especially in people over age 51.
Cardiac risk has been controversial - possibly noted if 200 mg taken twice a day, but not if 400 mg taken once a day. ...Read more

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What's better, Advil or celebrex (celecoxib)?

What's better, Advil or celebrex (celecoxib)?

Both are good: Celebrex (celecoxib) is much more expensive, and easier on your stomach. ...Read more

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What is safer? Celebrex (celecoxib) or aleve?

What is safer? Celebrex (celecoxib) or aleve?

See details: Celebrex (celecoxib) has a much lower risk for GI irritation than aleve. However, aleve may have a lower cardiac risk although the risk for Celebrex (celecoxib) may be extremely low as well. ...Read more

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Help can celecoxib (celebrex) thin the blood?

Help can celecoxib (celebrex) thin the blood?

No it does not: Thin the blood, which is why it is safe to take with specific blood thinners, such as ASA or warfarin! ...Read more

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Celebrex (celecoxib) is it better than aleve?

Less side effects: Causes less gastrointestinal side effects like bleeding and is fda approved for pain due to arthritis. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take Celebrex (celecoxib)?

Celebrex (celecoxib): Celebrex (celecoxib) is FDA Pregnancy Category C. This is not well studied in human pregnancy and should be discussed with MD. ...Read more

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Can you take celebrex (celecoxib) for migraine?

Can you take celebrex (celecoxib) for migraine?

Yes: However there are more especific medications for migraine, such as the triptans (sumax) that are more effective. ...Read more

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Is celebrex (celecoxib) renal failure reversable?

Is celebrex (celecoxib) renal failure reversable?

Not usually: Celebrex (celecoxib) and the other meds in the group "nsaids" typically cause damage to the kidney from longer term use. Often the injury is added to underlying kidney function that is already abnormal. At this point, it is important to avoid the use of any other nsaids such as advil or Motrin - or the typical drug name ibuprofen. ...Read more

Celebrex (Definition)

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