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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)

A condition where there 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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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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Can you explain the difference between diclofenac and celebrex (celecoxib)?

Can you explain the difference between diclofenac and celebrex (celecoxib)?

NSAIDs: Both are considered non-steroidal anti inflamatory drugs. Diclofenac is a classic NSAID - affecting both cox 1/ cox 2, Celebrex (celecoxib) is primarily a cox 2 inhibitor- originally thought to be safer on the stomach lining than other nsaids there is no difference at a year. Both have a cardiac warning on there label. ...Read more

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What is the difference between naproxin and meloxocam?

Different classes: The are both nsaids but from different classes just like penicillin and sulfa are both antibiotics but from different classes. ...Read more

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What is the difference between gout and arthritis?

What is the difference between gout and arthritis?

One kind: Gout is one of four kinds of arthritis. It is inflammation in a joint caused by crystals. Other kinds of arthritis include degenerative (osteoarthritis), inflammatory (like rheumatoid), and infections (eg, lyme). ...Read more

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What is the difference between RA and osteoarthritis?

What is the difference between RA and osteoarthritis?

Very different.: Ra is a destructive, inflammatory, immunological process affecting joints and other body organs. Oa is an insidious, degenerative joint process with less inflammation. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between arthritis and rheumatism?

What is the main difference between arthritis and rheumatism?

Arthritis: Arthritis is a general term used to indicate degenerative or inflammatory changes that effect the inside of a joint. Rheumatism refers to rheumatoid arthritis which is an inflammatory arthritis. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the medications enalapril and lisinopril and which one is better?

What is the difference between the medications enalapril and lisinopril and which one is better?

Differences: Both are in a class of medications called ace inhibitors primarily used for the treatment of high blood pressure. Neither is specifically "better" although Lisinopril tends to be slightly better in overall BP reduction. Side effects are similar with persistent cough in about 10% of patients. Both are generic medications. ...Read more

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What is the difference between an arthritic flare-up and gout?

What is the difference between an arthritic flare-up and gout?

Inflammation: "itis" of any kind is a general term for inflammation. Arthritis stands classically for inflammation in a joint. Inflammation can be caused by multiple causes including gout. Gout inflammation is acute and can be recognized by it's severity, the joint it involves etc. It is best to see your doctor as soon as possible if you are concerned about this diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between inflammatory arthritis and inflammatory edge?

What is the main difference between inflammatory arthritis and inflammatory edge?

Not sure what u mean: I wonder what you mean by inflammatory edge. It's not a common term, nor is it an accepted medical term. Inflammatory arthritis, on the other hand, is the type of joint disease whose main feature is marked inflammation, of which signs are redness, pain, heat and swelling but also presence of inflammatory markers in the blood such as elevated c reactive protein, esr, leukocytosis and others. ...Read more

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What is the difference between ibuprofen and meloxicam? Can they be taken together?

What is the difference between ibuprofen and meloxicam? Can they be taken together?

I would not: They are both NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs). These two drugs have a similar mechanism to stop inflammation so taking them together is not advised. They can both have effects on your kidneys so drink plenty of water. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the tramadol and tramadol hcl?

What is the difference between the tramadol and tramadol hcl?

Tramadol: Both same medication, also called ultram, which is used for moderate pain, such as rheumatic pain. ...Read more

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What is the difference between rheumatic and rheumatoid arthritis?

See below: Rheumatic arthritis is no longer used as a term for rheumatoid arthritis which is an autoimmune disease. Acute rheumatic fever, an infectious disease, can cause arthritis but it does not cause rheumatoid arthritis. ...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