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Is meloxicam stronger than naproxen?

Is meloxicam stronger than naproxen?

Aleve (naproxen): 4 aleve (naproxen) pills are stronger than 15 mg meloxicam. 7.5 mg Meloxicam is safer than aleve (naproxen). ...Read more

Naproxen (Definition)

Naproxen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It inhibits cyclooxygenase thus reducing ...Read more


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Meloxicam stronger than aleve (naproxen)?

Meloxicam stronger than aleve (naproxen)?

No: People respond differently to various nsaids. Some will find aleve (naproxen) is more effective and others will find that Meloxicam is better. ...Read more

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What's stronger Aleve (naproxen) or meloxicam?

What's stronger Aleve (naproxen) or meloxicam?

Aleve (naproxen): 4 aleve (naproxen) pills are stronger than 15 mg meloxicam. 7.5 mg Meloxicam is safer than aleve (naproxen). ...Read more

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What is safer naproxen or meloxicam?

What is safer naproxen or meloxicam?

Hard to say: Meloxicam has less GI risk but Naproxen has no cardiac risk. ...Read more

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Is meloxicam more effective than naproxen?

Is meloxicam more effective than naproxen?

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

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Naproxen or mobic (meloxicam) which is better?

NSAIDS: Naproxen and Mobic (meloxicam) 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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I was wondering are mobic (meloxicam) and naproxen similar?

Somewhat: They are both nsaids but they come from different base compounds. This is not unlike 2 different antibiotics. ...Read more

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I took meloxicam 4 hours ago. Can I take 2 aleve (naproxen) now?

I took meloxicam 4 hours ago. Can I take 2 aleve (naproxen) now?

No bad interaction: There are no reported risks but pain that resists OTC efforts might merit an exam. Call your Dr to ask for advice or appointment. Not knowing what's hurting, I can't say much more. ...Read more

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I take 1. 15 Meloxicam daily can I take 4 Aleve (naproxen) 10 hours later for pain?

I take 1. 15 Meloxicam daily can I take 4 Aleve (naproxen) 10 hours later for pain?

No.: This would be too much especially at your age. Naproxen is in the same class of meds as meloxicam and the dual dosage could hurt your kidneys. Could consider using acetaminophen 650 mg if not otherwise contraindicated. ...Read more

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I took a naproxen 500mg 3 hours ago still having pain can I take meloxicam 15mg now?

I took a naproxen 500mg 3 hours ago still having pain can I take meloxicam 15mg now?

Mobic (meloxicam) & Naproxen: Meloxicam, and Naproxen are non steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. It is not recommended to take multiple nsaids together as that they can cause stomach upset, kidney dysfunction and more. ...Read more

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I took a naproxen 500mg 3 hours ago still having pain can I take meloxicam 15mg now?

NO: Meloxicam and Naproxen are non steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. They are both effective medications. The effectiveness varies from individual to individual. ...Read more

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Is there a major difference between naproxen and mobic (meloxicam)? How is mobic (meloxicam) a one a day pill but naproxen is a several times daily pill?

Entirely different: These two meds are entirely different pharmacologically. The one common feature is that both are NSAIDs. Naproxen should be dosed twice daily with meals, not multiple times. ...Read more

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Generally, are the side effects of meloxicam greater than naprosyn (naproxen)?

No.: No. Meloxicam need be taken once daily usually supper and acts 24hrs Naproxen has to be ingested twice daily. Side effect profiles are similar, but several european studies agree with my view that Meloxicam is safer. Nonethless both increase risk for GI bleed, fluid retention, and can adversely affect kidneys. If taken chronically, you need to be monitored every three months. ...Read more

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Can you take meloxicam & cyclobenzaprine then 10 hours later take cyclobenzaprine & naproxen?

Yes, you can: There is no drug interaction between these two drugs. They can be safely taken even together. Once you and your doctor have decided on your treatment plan, be sure always to ask your doctor first. ...Read more

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I took meloxicam 15mg about 12 hours ago and then just now took two 220mg naproxen sodium by accident... Am I in any danger? What should I do?

I took meloxicam 15mg about 12 hours ago and then just now took two 220mg naproxen sodium by accident... Am I in any danger? What should I do?

2 NSAIDs: Combination increases risk of GI bleeding & possible damage to kidneys. Make sure there's plenty in your stomach to buffer it against the meds & drink plenty of fluids to keep kidneys well flushed. If vomit blood or see black, tarry stools or blood in urine, see pcp or er doc at once. Best not to mix meds of same family to prevent such occurrences. ...Read more

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I'm prescribed mobic (meloxicam) 15mg 1x a day, and it's not working. I haven't taken a dose since 6pm yesterday. Is it safe to try OTC naproxen today instead?

Yes: NSAIDS differ in responses in different people. It is rational to try different ones before giving up on them. Also some require more than just a day or two to see if they, 're effective. Newer ones like Celebrex (celecoxib) are easier on the gastrointestinal track in some but not all people. ...Read more

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I'm having an endometrial biopsy. Should I take meloxicam or aleve (naproxen)?

I'm having an endometrial biopsy. Should I take meloxicam or aleve (naproxen)?

Neither w/o advice: Contact the doctor who will do the procedure and ask for directions for before and after. Don't do anything w/o their advice and/or knowledge. This can be very important, so call ASAP for guidance so that the test is most effective, accurate and safe. I hope it goes well! ...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?

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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I'm now taking meloxicam for back pain, with right leg pain. I haven't received any relief. A friend recommended I switch to Aleve (naproxen). What do you thin?

I'm now taking meloxicam for back pain, with right leg pain. I haven't received any relief. A friend recommended I switch to Aleve (naproxen). What do you thin?

Get it checked by MD: It is difficult to suggest based on your question. Pain in back associated with pain in leg not responding to pain med like you add taking needs to be evaluated by your doctor. Of course you can try aleve but over the counter aleve (naproxen) is not that strong you will need to take2 tab every 12 hours. Get it checked with detailed history as to how [email protected] started it. Exam and may need imagin ...Read more

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Should I worry that ALP is 127 with normal being 39-117? I take anti- inflammatory meds (Advil, Naproxen, Meloxicam) for knees that swell/pain.

Should I worry that ALP is 127 with normal being 39-117? I take anti- inflammatory meds (Advil, Naproxen, Meloxicam) for knees that swell/pain.

May need followup: Alkaline phosphatase can be of both bony and liver origin, so your doctor may do follow-up. NSAIDS have been studied for effect on ALP and found not to be associated. Your underlying disorder might be. ...Read more

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Why does ibuprofen and naproxen cause ankle swelling, and meloxicam cause ankle and leg swelling? Should I get my kidneys checked?

Why does ibuprofen and naproxen cause ankle swelling, and meloxicam cause ankle and leg swelling? Should I get my kidneys checked?

Side effect: The nsaids have a side effect of retaining fluid and can cause a host of other bad problems.
They are not innocuous pills to be taken like candy. This fluid retention is a serious issue. And you need to avoid these medications

better to find ou what is toxic in your body that needs to be cleansed rather then take dangerous medication to cover symptoms. ...Read more

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Doc prescribed meloxicam 7.5 mg for tendonitis after naproxen 500 mg gave me side effects. Feel dry mouth and slight joint pain after 1 tab. Is it ok?

Meloxicam Side Effec: Hello. Around 2% of patients complain of dry mouth with Meloxicam. It doesn't normally cause joint pain. In fact that is the reason why it is prescribed the most- for joint pain. If these side effects outweigh relief you are getting from it, then stop it. There are other NSAIDs which can be safely prescribed (as long as your kidney function is good.) for your tendonitis. ...Read more

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Had asthma like symptoms to naproxen & ibuprofen. Took mobic (meloxicam). Had sweating, chills, difficulty focusing eyes. Am I allergic or sensitive to nsaids?

Had asthma like symptoms to naproxen & ibuprofen. Took mobic (meloxicam). Had sweating, chills, difficulty focusing eyes. Am I allergic or sensitive to nsaids?

Unusual: Although it is possible, the type of reaction you described is unusual for NSAID reactions although a drug fever cannot be ruled out. See allergist to help you sort this out. ...Read more

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Is it bad to take mobic (meloxicam) or aleve if you have acid reflux?

Is it bad to take mobic (meloxicam) or aleve if you have acid reflux?

Taking NSAIDs: Generallyn it is pretty safe to take NSAIDs if you have reflux. I would take them with food. If you have known ulcer disease, it is wise to limit the NSAIDs or take them with a protective drug that reinforces the liking of the stomach. Avoid drinking a lot when you are being treated for ulcer disease. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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I took one aleve 4hrs ago. Can I take my 15mg Meloxicam now?

I took one aleve 4hrs ago. Can I take my 15mg Meloxicam now?

Better wait 4 more: Hours, the two are NSAIDs and side effects can be an issue if taken too soon. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) can be used in the interim to control pain/fever if you wish, have a good day ...Read more

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Is it better to take Meloxicam (15Mg) or Aleve for arthritis (have history of A-fib and currently taking Enalapril, Baby Aspirin, Atorvastatin)?

Is it better to take Meloxicam (15Mg) or Aleve for arthritis (have history of A-fib and currently taking Enalapril, Baby Aspirin, Atorvastatin)?

Arthritis Medication: Better to take Meloxicam or Aleve for arthritis. Have history of A-fib, taking Enalapril, Baby aspirin, atorvastatin.
Meloxicam is a prescription med. Aleve (naprosyn) is OTC does not need a doctors prescription
Meloxicam does not upset the stomach as much as Aleve but maybe not as strong an antiinflammatory as Aleve.
Follow label directions or med guideline sheet in your pharmacy pick up bag ...Read more

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Is mobic any stronger than tylenol (acetaminophen) or aleve?

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 more

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M 32 yrs old patient of gout. No improvement with FEBUXOSTAT, MELOXICAM, NEPROXEN. Level is 6.2. please help me out?

M 32 yrs old patient of gout. No improvement with FEBUXOSTAT, MELOXICAM, NEPROXEN. Level is 6.2. please help me out?

Get the Gout Out.: Gout is usually controlled adequately by following a low purine diet. A daily dose of allopurinol usually is the ticket. An oral steroid may be necessary to handle an acute attack. Best to be seen by your family doctor. ...Read more

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I take Mobic 15 mg for arthritis. Can I take 2 Aleve or tylenol (acetaminophen) together.?

I take Mobic 15 mg for arthritis. Can I take 2 Aleve or tylenol (acetaminophen) together.?

NSAIDs: U should not mix Mobic and Aleve as this may cause troubles with kidneys, blood pressure, stomach etc.
On the other hand combination of Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Aleve or Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Mobic is acceptable and some times advisable.
Hope u feel better. ...Read more

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What's stronger codeine or naproxen?

It depends: It depends on what you are treating. Both can be effective for pain but only Naproxen can treat inflammation. ...Read more

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