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.

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Are the side effects of meloxicam worse than those of naprosyn (naproxen)?

No. They are both nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (nsaids). All nsaids have the same side effects or potential risks. Read more...
No. They are about the same. Both are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids). Some say there is anecdotal evidence that Meloxicam is safer on the stomach but it remains to be proven. Read more...

What is the difference in potential renal side, GI and cardiac side effects of meloxicam versus Naprosyn (naproxen)?

Stomach/kidney. Both medications aqre NSAIDS and can cause both errosive gastriris and GI bleeding, including stomach ulcers. Both medications can cause kidney and occasionally liver issues. Read more...
No difference. both meloxicam and naproxen are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, and carry the same risk profile. Read more...

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...

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

YES. I suggest using only 1 NSAID: either meloxicam or Naprosyn- not both; however, a 10 hour time frame is not an issue. I would also suggest protecting your stomach lining with a PPI like omeprazole or Nexium (esomeprazole) Read more...
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...