What can I take in the place of meloxicam?
Question posted by veronicag on 18 Sep 2013
Last updated on 18 September 2013
Meloxicam is a prescription NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug). Aleve (Naproxen), Advil (Ibuprofen) are over the counter NSAIDs. These all are in the same class of drug. I am currently on Meloxicam andit does upset my stomach sometimes.. Always be sure to eat something prior to taking it. Remember that your doctor has prescribed Meloxicam for a reason and if you are having issues with it please speak to your doctor first before stopping it. He/She may recommend that you take Advil or Aleve instead. I do not recommend stopping any medication that your doctor has prescribed without consulting your doctor first. Best of luck to you!
It depends why you want to replace it. If its just cost or something, ibuprofen and aleve are both OTC NSAIDS. If its because meloxicam upsets your stomach, then that limits what you can use. All NSAIDS do that.
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