Celebrex (Celecoxib) and Meloxicam (Mobic) are both Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) that are used to treat arthritis, pain, and menstrual cramps. Prostaglandins are chemicals that are important contributors to the inflammation of arthritis that causes pain, fever, swelling, and tenderness. They both block the hormones that cause inflammation either due to infection or injury, which results in lower concentrations of the hormones. As a result, inflammation, and pain, fever, swelling, and tenderness are reduced.

Meloxicam and Celebrex share many of the same side effects. Before you start any course of treatment on Meloxicam and Celebrex, your doctor will most likely review your medical history. When considering Celebrex and Meloxicam, patients with history of allergic reactions to aspirin and any NSAIDs should know that neither drug is safe for their use. Whatever decision you take on using either Meloxicam or Celebrex, bear it in mind that prolonged treatment is not advised for the two drugs. The longer you use either of the two medications, the greater the risk of severe cardiovascular effects and other complications.

The side effects shared by these two medications are:

Headaches
Soreness of the throat
Bloating
Runny nose
Frequent use of the bathroom (diarrhea)

The side effects of Celebrex and Meloxicam that are similar includes stomach upset, diarrhea, nausea, bloating and gas, headache, nervousness, runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, skin irritation and dizziness.