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Can I take 15mg of mobic (meloxicam) once a day and still take 800mg of ibprophen 2times a day for pain?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Better not to mix

Which med works better for you? Discuss with your doctor to get optimal dose of one med for pain & prevent side effects (stomach irritation, easy bruising).
Might also save you money.

In brief: Better not to mix

Which med works better for you? Discuss with your doctor to get optimal dose of one med for pain & prevent side effects (stomach irritation, easy bruising).
Might also save you money.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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2 comments
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
When you take a daily perscription medication and add an similar over-the-counter one to you daily regimen, you are at a greater risk of side effects, including GI distress and possibly kidney issues down the road. An occasional dose of ibuprophen is usually fine, but if daily, you are asking for problems.
Dr. Robert McMurtrie
Mobic and Ibuprofen are designed to do the same thing - decrease inflammation. If you feel the need to take Ibuprofen twice a day in addition to the Mobic - the Mobic is not doing the job it is supposed to.The Mobic is designed to last all day. Make sure you take the NSAIDs with food to prevent irritation of your stomach.If you need to take NSAID that often, time to see your doc.
Dr. Brett Lockman
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Potentially risky

Ginger50: you shouldn't.
Both drugs, though mechanistically different (oxicam vs propionic acid) are non-steroidal anti-inflammatories and can diminish the production of mucous in your stomach that protects it from your own stomach acid thereby promoting an ulcer. The combo may also predispose you to bleeding and also stress your kidneys and fluid balance.

In brief: Potentially risky

Ginger50: you shouldn't.
Both drugs, though mechanistically different (oxicam vs propionic acid) are non-steroidal anti-inflammatories and can diminish the production of mucous in your stomach that protects it from your own stomach acid thereby promoting an ulcer. The combo may also predispose you to bleeding and also stress your kidneys and fluid balance.
Dr. Brett Lockman
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Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Chronic pain meds

Taking any "nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs" (nsaids) chronically can be risky due to problems from kidney failure and gastrointestinal bleeding.
You should see a pain management specialist.

In brief: Chronic pain meds

Taking any "nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs" (nsaids) chronically can be risky due to problems from kidney failure and gastrointestinal bleeding.
You should see a pain management specialist.
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
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Dr. Robert McMurtrie
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: One or the other

Mobic (meloxicam) and Ibuprofen are designed to do the same thing - decrease inflammation.
If you feel the need to take Ibuprofen twice a day in addition to the Mobic (meloxicam) - the Mobic (meloxicam) is not doing the job it is supposed to.The Mobic (meloxicam) is designed to last all day. Make sure you take the nsaids with food to prevent irritation of your stomach.If you need to take NSAID that often, time to see your doc.

In brief: One or the other

Mobic (meloxicam) and Ibuprofen are designed to do the same thing - decrease inflammation.
If you feel the need to take Ibuprofen twice a day in addition to the Mobic (meloxicam) - the Mobic (meloxicam) is not doing the job it is supposed to.The Mobic (meloxicam) is designed to last all day. Make sure you take the nsaids with food to prevent irritation of your stomach.If you need to take NSAID that often, time to see your doc.
Dr. Robert McMurtrie
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