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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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What are the drugs

Ibuprofen (latest outcomes from 61,531 users) has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in pain.

Meloxicam (latest outcomes from 10,300 users) has active ingredients of meloxicam. It is often used in arthritis.

On Jul, 21, 2014: 6,276 female patients aged 69 who take the same drugs 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)
Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (stomach contents (food or liquid) leak backwards from the stomach into the oesophagus)Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (systemic activation of blood coagulation)
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Melaena (the passage of black, tarry stools)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Interstitial Lung Disease
Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)Pneumothorax (the presence of air or gas in the cavity between the lungs and the chest wall, causing collapse of the lung)
FallPlatelet Count Decreased
Acute Myocardial Infarction (acute heart attack)Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion
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)Lung Neoplasm (tumour of lung)
Pulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)Depressed Level Of Consciousness
Gastrointestinal Infection (infection of stomach and intestine)Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears)
Abdominal Pain UpperGeneralised Oedema (swelling all over the body)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Ibuprofen1.02%18.37%35.71%35.71%9.18%
Meloxicam5.00%31.00%30.00%27.00%7.00%

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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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