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Ibuprofen vs Meloxicam, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 72

This is personalized comparison of Ibuprofen vs Meloxicam for a female aged 72. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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On Jan, 28, 2014: 6,395 people are studied in Ibuprofen vs Meloxicam

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female68Joint pain

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Ibuprofen ibuprofennot specified
Meloxicam meloxicamApotex Inc

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 68 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
IbuprofenMeloxicam (Apotex Inc)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Drug IneffectiveDrug Ineffective
DizzinessFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Fall
Asthenia (weakness)Weight Decreased
VomitingDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Pyrexia (fever)Dizziness
Arthralgia (joint pain)Asthenia (weakness)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Arthralgia (joint pain)
PainDiarrhoea

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
IbuprofenMeloxicam (Apotex Inc)
Acute Myocardial Infarction (acute heart attack)Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (systemic activation of blood coagulation)
Pulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)Melaena (the passage of black, tarry stools)
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)Interstitial Lung Disease
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Platelet Count Decreased
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)
Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (stomach contents (food or liquid) leak backwards from the stomach into the oesophagus)Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Lung Neoplasm (tumour of lung)
FallTinnitus (a ringing in the ears)
Gastrointestinal Infection (infection of stomach and intestine)Depressed Level Of Consciousness
DiarrhoeaLiver Disorder (liver diseases)

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)
IbuprofenMeloxicam (Apotex Inc)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Drug IneffectiveDrug Ineffective
DizzinessFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Weight Decreased
Asthenia (weakness)Fall
VomitingDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Pyrexia (fever)Dizziness
Arthralgia (joint pain)Asthenia (weakness)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Arthralgia (joint pain)
PainVomiting

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
IbuprofenMeloxicam (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)
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)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)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)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)Platelet Count Decreased
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion
FallLung 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)Haemorrhagic Diathesis (bleeding tendency)
Abdominal Pain UpperLiver Disorder (liver diseases)

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