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.
Monica Celebrex (celecoxib) They are both anti inflammatory medications os the non steroidal group.

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What is the difference between the arthritis medicines mobic (meloxicam) and celebrex?

Safety. Both are anti-inflammatory, but Celebrex blocks a specific enzyme called cox-2 at any dose, while Mobic (meloxicam) is nonspecific above 7.5 mg/day. The extrac GI safety of blocking the specific enzyme is lost at doses of Mobic (meloxicam) above 7.5 mg. Read more...
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...

What is a good alternative to the crazy side effects of mobic (meloxicam) and celebrex for my inflammation in my joints?

Which Ones? Which ones you are referring to-the tendency to develop high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes, GI bleeding, or what. Except for high blood pressure which is common to all of the nsaid's and GI bleedis which is not much of a problem with Celebrex (celecoxib) but common with the rest. Non-rx remedies are msm, glucosamine(can cause blood sugar probs) chondroitin and all of the anitoxidants in general. Read more...
Limbrel. Most anti-inflammatories have side effects, especially when used around the clock, such as GI upset, increased risk of GI bleeding/ulcers, renal compromise, and interaction with anti-coagulant drugs such as coumadin (warfarin). I have found Limbrel 500mg by mouth twice daily (must be taken daily and takes 2-4 weeks to work) to be a great option for patients who cannot tolerate side effects of other drugs. Read more...

How long should you wait if switching back to mobic (meloxicam) from celebrex?

No need to wait. Celebrex and mobic, (meloxicam) like all anti-inflammatories, have a short 1/2 life (the time they are active in the body). You do not need to wait before switching. You can switch immediately, just don't take them on the same day. Read more...

Can't get Celebrex (celecoxib). Health Care District here prescribes generics. Got Meloxicam instead. Need clarification on what happens at 15mg as opposed to 7.5?

Depends on pt. For most, it is like the difference between 400mg Ibuprofen and 800mg. Some get increased pain relief, some don't notice much of a difference. If still uncomfortable, tell your Dr and give it a try. Read more...