I used to take celebrex, but cuz of insurance I can't take it. I was prescribed Meloxicam. Is it as good as celebrex to decrease inflamation due to back or joint problems?
They work in a similar way.
Meloxicam is in a group of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Meloxicam is used to treat pain or inflammation caused by arthritis.
Celebrex is also a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) but it is more specific in it's target and therefore may cause less gastrointestinal side effects compared to the normal NSAIDs like diclofenac, meloxicam, etc.
The links below have reviews by users of meloxicam and Celebrex. You may find this useful.
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