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Meloxicam vs Naproxen, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 67

This is personalized comparison of Meloxicam vs Naproxen for a female aged 67. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

Meloxicam (latest outcomes from 10,285 users) has active ingredients of meloxicam. It is often used in arthritis.

Naproxen (latest outcomes from 21,876 users) has active ingredients of naproxen. It is often used in pain.

On Jul, 9, 2014: 4,644 female patients aged 62 who take the same drugs are studied in Meloxicam vs Naproxen

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female62Arthritis

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Meloxicam meloxicamApotex Inc
Naproxen naproxenBaxter Hlthcare

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 62 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Meloxicam (Apotex Inc)Naproxen (Baxter Hlthcare)
Piroxicam

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Meloxicam (Apotex Inc)Naproxen (Baxter Hlthcare)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Back Pain
PainFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Drug IneffectiveChest Pain
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Fall
VomitingPyrexia (fever)
DiarrhoeaDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Arthralgia (joint pain)Headache (pain in head)
Pain In ExtremityAsthenia (weakness)
Asthenia (weakness)Pain

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Meloxicam (Apotex Inc)Naproxen (Baxter Hlthcare)
Lung Neoplasm (tumour of lung)Gastric Ulcer (stomach ulcer)
Abdominal Pain UpperHaemoglobin Decreased
Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)
Melaena (the passage of black, tarry stools)Back Pain
Weight DecreasedGouty Arthritis (joint inflammation with crystal formation)
Tachycardia (a heart rate that exceeds the range of 100 beats/min)Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Candidiasis (candidiasis or thrush is a fungal infection)Bladder Disorder
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Pain In Extremity
PneumoniaIntervertebral Disc Protrusion (spinal disc protrusion)
Parotid SwellingBlood Cholesterol

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Meloxicam5.85%22.81%28.07%33.92%9.36%
Naproxen4.05%25.68%43.24%22.97%4.05%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Meloxicam (meloxicam) is often used to treat arthritis. Naproxen (naproxen) is often used to treat pain. 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.

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