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.
Similar. They are very similar.
Varies from patient. To patient.
No. Usually fewer! Read more...
What is the difference in potential renal side, GI and cardiac side effects of meloxicam versus Naprosyn (naproxen)?
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...