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Methocarbamol vs Mobic, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 61

This is personalized comparison of Methocarbamol vs Mobic for a female aged 61. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Methocarbamol (latest outcomes from 3,268 users) has active ingredients of methocarbamol. It is often used in muscle spasms.

Mobic (latest outcomes from 12,486 users) has active ingredients of meloxicam. It is often used in arthritis.

On Aug, 16, 2014: 3,094 female patients aged 57 who take the same drugs are studied in Methocarbamol vs Mobic

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female57Muscle Relaxant Therapy

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Methocarbamol methocarbamolAble
Mobic meloxicamBoehringer Ingelheim

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 57 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Methocarbamol (Able)Mobic (Boehringer Ingelheim)
AnxietyNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Back PainPain
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
PainArthralgia (joint pain)
DizzinessPyrexia (fever)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Anxiety
Chest PainDiarrhoea
Pyrexia (fever)Anaemia (lack of blood)
FallDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Pain In ExtremityOedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Methocarbamol (Able)Mobic (Boehringer Ingelheim)
DepressionNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
AnxietyWeight Decreased
Hepatic Steatosis (fatty liver disease)Pain In Jaw
Breast Cancer FemaleAsthenia (weakness)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Abdominal Pain Upper
DizzinessPain - Joints
Suicidal IdeationPneumonia
ConfusionGastrointestinal Haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)
Eye PainPancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas)
Muscle Spasms (muscle contraction)Candidiasis (candidiasis or thrush is a fungal infection)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Methocarbamol6.12%38.78%32.65%18.37%4.08%
Mobic4.14%22.93%39.47%25.94%7.52%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Methocarbamol (methocarbamol) is often used to treat muscle spasms. Mobic (meloxicam) is often used to treat arthritis. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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