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Celebrex vs Meloxicam, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 68

This is personalized comparison of Celebrex vs Meloxicam for a female aged 68. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Celebrex (latest outcomes from 74,505 users) has active ingredients of celecoxib. It is often used in arthritis.

Meloxicam (latest outcomes from 10,315 users) has active ingredients of meloxicam. It is often used in arthritis.

What are the symptoms

Stomach Discomfort (pain in abdomen) (latest reports from 35,094 patients) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, depression, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol.

Heart Attack (latest reports from 632,018 patients) has been reported by people with diabetes, arthritis, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis.

On Oct, 13, 2014: 10,361 female patients aged 63 who take the same drugs are studied in Celebrex vs Meloxicam

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female63Arthritis - osteoarthritis

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Celebrex celecoxibGd Searle
Meloxicam meloxicamnot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 63 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Celebrex (Gd Searle)Meloxicam
Stomach Discomfort0.83%0.80%
Heart attack7.59%3.08%
Stroke Volume Increased7.59%3.08%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Celebrex (Gd Searle)Meloxicam
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Cerebrovascular Accident (sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture)Pain
Arthralgia (joint pain)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
PainDrug Ineffective
Chest PainArthralgia (joint pain)
Drug IneffectivePain In Extremity
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Vomiting
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Asthenia (weakness)
AnxietyDiarrhoea

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Celebrex (Gd Searle)Meloxicam
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Cerebrovascular Accident (sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture)Lung Neoplasm (tumour of lung)
DepressionAbdominal Pain Upper
Hypertension (high blood pressure)Tachycardia (a heart rate that exceeds the range of 100 beats/min)
ArthropathyMelaena (the passage of black, tarry stools)
AnxietyWeight Decreased
Chest PainParotid Swelling
Anaemia (lack of blood)Candidiasis (candidiasis or thrush is a fungal infection)
Cardiac DisorderGastrointestinal Haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)
PainHeat Exhaustion (dizziness and nausea and weakness caused by depletion of body fluids and electrolytes)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Celebrex1.06%21.81%29.79%38.30%9.04%
Meloxicam5.41%22.70%26.49%35.68%9.73%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Celebrex (celecoxib) is often used to treat arthritis. Meloxicam (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.

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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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