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Ibuprofen vs Meloxicam, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 73

This is personalized comparison of Ibuprofen vs Meloxicam for a female aged 73. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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On Jan, 21, 2014: 6,258 people are studied in Ibuprofen vs Meloxicam

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female69Arthritis

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Ibuprofen ibuprofenWatson Labs
Meloxicam meloxicamApotex Inc

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 69 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Ibuprofen (Watson Labs)Meloxicam (Apotex Inc)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Drug IneffectiveDrug Ineffective
DizzinessDizziness
Asthenia (weakness)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Asthenia (weakness)
Back PainFall
Arthralgia (joint pain)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
PainPain
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Arthralgia (joint pain)
Pyrexia (fever)Diarrhoea

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Ibuprofen (Watson Labs)Meloxicam (Apotex Inc)
Coronary Artery Disease (plaque building up along the inner walls of the arteries of the heart, which narrows the arteries and restricts blood flow to the heart)Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (systemic activation of blood coagulation)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Interstitial Lung Disease
Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (stomach contents (food or liquid) leak backwards from the stomach into the oesophagus)Melaena (the passage of black, tarry stools)
Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)Platelet Count Decreased
Pulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)Pneumothorax (the presence of air or gas in the cavity between the lungs and the chest wall, causing collapse of the lung)
Acute Myocardial Infarction (acute heart attack)Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Lung Neoplasm (tumour of lung)
FallTinnitus (a ringing in the ears)
Gastrointestinal Infection (infection of stomach and intestine)Liver Disorder (liver diseases)
Abdominal Pain UpperDepressed Level Of Consciousness

For people in general (regardless of gender or age):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Ibuprofen (Watson Labs)Meloxicam (Apotex Inc)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Drug IneffectiveDrug Ineffective
Asthenia (weakness)Dizziness
DizzinessFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Asthenia (weakness)
Back PainFall
Arthralgia (joint pain)Pain
PainDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Arthralgia (joint pain)
Pyrexia (fever)Diarrhoea

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Ibuprofen (Watson Labs)Meloxicam (Apotex Inc)
Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (systemic activation of blood coagulation)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Melaena (the passage of black, tarry stools)
Acute Myocardial Infarction (acute heart attack)Interstitial Lung Disease
FallPneumothorax (the presence of air or gas in the cavity between the lungs and the chest wall, causing collapse of the lung)
Coronary Artery Disease (plaque building up along the inner walls of the arteries of the heart, which narrows the arteries and restricts blood flow to the heart)Platelet Count Decreased
Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (stomach contents (food or liquid) leak backwards from the stomach into the oesophagus)Lung Neoplasm (tumour of lung)
Pulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears)
Gastrointestinal Infection (infection of stomach and intestine)Depressed Level Of Consciousness
DiarrhoeaHaemorrhagic Diathesis (bleeding tendency)

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Related topic: Arthritis, Ibuprofen, Meloxicam

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On eHealthMe, Ibuprofen (ibuprofen) is often used to treat pain. 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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