Can meloxicam & duloxetine be taken together for pain in back & legs? Meloxicam by itself doesn’t help . I’m 77 & told I’ve got arthritis. Tramadol doesn’t help the pain either.
"Meloxicam is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body.
Meloxicam is used to treat pain or inflammation caused by rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis in adults."
"Duloxetine is also used in adults to treat fibromyalgia (a chronic pain disorder), or chronic muscle or joint pain (such as low back pain and osteoarthritis pain).
Duloxetine is also used to treat pain caused by nerve damage in adults with diabetes (diabetic neuropathy)."
They may be taken together with a doctor's supervision because there is a risk of bleeding/bruising.
Best regards, Wildcat
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