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Ibuprofen vs Meloxicam for a female patient aged 74

Summary: 6,291 female patients aged 74 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is personalized comparison of Ibuprofen vs Meloxicam for a female aged 74. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

 

What are the drugs

Ibuprofen (latest outcomes from 61,653 users) has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in pain.

Meloxicam (latest outcomes from 10,377 users) has active ingredients of meloxicam. It is often used in arthritis.

On Mar, 26, 2015: 6,291 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)
NauseaNausea
Drug IneffectiveDrug Ineffective
AstheniaDizziness
DizzinessFatigue
FatigueAsthenia
Back PainFall
ArthralgiaDyspnoea
PainPain
DyspnoeaArthralgia
PyrexiaDiarrhoea

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)
DyspnoeaDisseminated Intravascular Coagulation
Deep Vein ThrombosisMelaena
Pulmonary EmbolismInterstitial Lung Disease
Renal Failure AcutePneumothorax
Coronary Artery DiseasePlatelet Count Decreased
Acute Myocardial InfarctionLung Neoplasm
FallInappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion
Gastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseGeneralised Oedema
Gastrointestinal InfectionTinnitus
Abdominal Pain UpperHaemorrhagic Diathesis

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Ibuprofen1.06%20.21%38.30%31.91%8.51%
Meloxicam4.17%31.25%31.25%26.04%7.29%

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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.

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

Other drugs that are used to treat the 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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