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Skelaxin vs Mobic, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 32

This is personalized comparison of Skelaxin vs Mobic for a female aged 32. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Skelaxin (latest outcomes from 5,821 users) has active ingredients of metaxalone. It is often used in back pain - low.

Mobic (latest outcomes from 12,480 users) has active ingredients of meloxicam. It is often used in arthritis.

On Aug, 10, 2014: 675 female patients aged 28 who take the same drugs are studied in Skelaxin vs Mobic

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female28Muscle Relaxant Therapy

Drugs to compare:

Skelaxin metaxaloneKing Pharms
Mobic meloxicamBoehringer Ingelheim

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 28 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Skelaxin (King Pharms)Mobic (Boehringer Ingelheim)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Back PainNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Headache (pain in head)Depression
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Urinary Tract Infection
PneumoniaHeadache (pain in head)
Weight IncreasedChest Pain
DizzinessDeep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)
Completed Suicide (act of taking one's own life)Rash (redness)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Pain In Extremity

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Skelaxin (King Pharms)Mobic (Boehringer Ingelheim)
Scalp PainUti - Recurrent (recurrent urinary tract infection)
Lymphocyte Count Abnormal Nos
Abdominal Bloating (feeling of tightness around abdomen)
Neck Stiffness
Muscle Pain (muscle pain)
Social Alcohol Drinker
Mouth Ulceration (mouth ulcers)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Skelaxin (metaxalone) is often used to treat back pain - low. Mobic (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:

Recent related drug comparison:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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