Both of these meds stop the osteoarthritic pain in my knees enough so that I can remain active. Meloxicam 2x day no adverse symptoms but no wine/alcohol allowed. Tylenol stops pain but must repeat every 7 hrs and says it does not help with the inflammation (but inflammation doesn't stop my activities) and wine allowed. Are there any long term disadvantages makingone better than the other?
Meloxicam would be the one to choose between that and Tylenol for arthritis. However, you might be better off using Diclofenac or Ibuprofen/Nurofen. There is a lower risk when combining alcohol with the last 2 medications than there is drinking alcohol with Tylenol. There is still a risk when drinking with Diclofenac or Ibuprofen/Nurofen, such as stomach ulcers and bleeding, but the risk is really only predominant if you drink high levels of alcohol with high levels of the medication. Maybe ask your doctors opinion as well...
Ruth; tylenol and any kind of alcohol is not a good option. Now even the Mobig at twice daily it is only the stomach that they worry about if you can keep them a few hours apart and we are not talking every day it is not a problem I have been on the Mobic for more years than can remember and the doctor said it would be fine as long as I kept a few hours away from the medication.
Now on tylenol the big reason too is not only stomach but it can mess up your liver over the long run taken on a regular basis. AND more so when alcohol is involved.
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