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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.

What are the drugs

Ibuprofen (latest outcomes from 61,582 users) has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in pain.

Meloxicam (latest outcomes from 10,331 users) has active ingredients of meloxicam. It is often used in arthritis.

On Nov, 13, 2014: 6,428 female patients aged 68 who take the same drugs 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)
Pulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (systemic activation of blood coagulation)
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Interstitial Lung Disease
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)Melaena (the passage of black, tarry stools)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)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)Lung Neoplasm (tumour of lung)
FallInappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion
Acute Myocardial Infarction (acute heart attack)Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears)
Gastrointestinal Infection (infection of stomach and intestine)Liver Disorder (liver diseases)
DiarrhoeaGeneralised Oedema (swelling all over the body)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Ibuprofen1.75%19.30%42.11%28.95%7.89%
Meloxicam4.10%31.15%31.15%22.95%10.66%

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Side effects in real world:

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:

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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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