Is Meloxicam Stronger Than Ibuprofen?

Jessica Sanders - Research   April 16, 2016  

Ibuprofen was approved for use by the Food and Drug administration in 1974. It is commonly sold under the brand names Motrin, Advil and, Ibuprin. It is an over the counter medication that reduces pain and swelling. Typically, Ibuprofen is available in 200 mg tablets, but larger dosages can be prescribed by doctors. As is with many medications, Ibuprofen has had its share of side effects. These side effects may include stroke, heart attack, blood in the urine, damage to the kidneys, anemia, and liver inflammation.

Many people who use Ibuprofen on a regular basis for pain and swelling are not sure if Meloxicam would benefit them. With Ibuprofen, most individuals generally take 2-3 tablets daily, while those who use Meloxicam 15mg take just one tablet per day. Both medicines are considered nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. A majority of people will take Ibuprofen for common ailments such as menstrual cramps, dental pain, headaches, muscle aches and, pain. Ibuprofen is also commonly used by many to relieve flu and cold symptoms. People who use Meloxicam (Mobic) tend to use it to treat their arthritis symptoms. It is very effective for reducing the stiffness of the joints, pain, and swelling.

If you are considering taking Meloxicam with Ibuprofen, you should consult your pharmacist or medical professional. Some studies recommend that the two medicines should not be used together as there has been evidence of allergic reactions occurring in people who have used Meloxicam and Ibuprofen together. Never use these two medicines at the same time unless you are instructed to do so by your physician.

Using these two nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs at the same time can result in a dangerous allergic reaction and it is essential that you contact your doctor immediately if you are experiencing problems. Allergic reactions from the use of these two medicines concurrently could be life-threatening and you should seek immediate medical assistance. Common symptoms of allergic reactions are blue and swollen areas of the face and mouth, and shortness of breath.