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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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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...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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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 is better -- celecoxib or meloxicam?

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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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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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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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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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

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...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