Aren't they both anti-inflammatory drugs? What is the difference?
Meloxicam is used in the treatment of osteoarthritis; rheumatoid arthritis; juvenile rheumatoid arthritis; tendonitis; inflammatory conditions, and belongs to the drug class nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents.
Ibuprofen is used in the treatment of back pain; osteoarthritis; muscle pain; headache; rheumatoid arthritis , and belongs to the drug class nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents.
Meloxicam is easier on the stomach than Ibuprofen. That is the biggest difference, since they are both nonsteroidals' they work the same. However be careful and always always consult you Dr. because Meloxicam is a little harder on you than ibuprofen if you are on BP meds. It thins the blood, so if you are on a Blood thinner it will increase its affect and my be dangerous.
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