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What Is Stronger Than Mobic
Meloxicam just one: Meloxicam is one of the anti-inflammatory medications. Many people improve simply with a change in rx. Ibuprofen, piroxicam, celebrex, (celecoxib) nabumetone, etc. - all equal strength. If you need more anti-inflammatory effect, steroids work. If you need more pain relief, tramadol is prescription pain rx. For short term use, narcotics such as Codeine and hydrocodone work well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on patient: Mobic (meloxicam) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent (nsiad). Aleve (naproxen) is also an nsaid. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is not an anti-inflammatory medicine. Mobic lasts longer and in most cases needs to be taken once daily. Patients react differently to nsaids. So the efficacy frequently is patient dependent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Similar: Melodic am 15mg daily is the equivalent to 75mg twice a day of arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol). They are both nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drugs. Everyone responds to these differently. The one that works the best for you may not help the next person. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Recently taking an MRI to discover that Right Hip is severely deteriorated. Presently prescribed Meloxicam. Is there a stronger anti inflammatory??
Not the right "?": You need to work w/ your Dr on this. Ask as many ?s as you need to understand the reason for a Rx - the pros and cons and alternatives. Ask about long and short term effects. Strength is not the only way to select a medication - it's complex and part of why Dr's study for years. Best! ...Read more
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
My doctor has had me on 800mg ibuprofen they recently switched me to meloxicam and told me to add Tylenol (acetaminophen). It's not working. Is there a stronger pain med that's non habit forming that may help me?
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