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Mobic vs Advil, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 50

This is personalized comparison of Mobic vs Advil for a female aged 50. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Mobic (latest outcomes from 12,490 users) has active ingredients of meloxicam. It is often used in arthritis.

Advil (latest outcomes from 22,812 users) has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in headache.

On Oct, 29, 2014: 8,645 female patients aged 45 who take the same drugs are studied in Mobic vs Advil

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female45back pain

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Mobic meloxicamnot specified
Advil ibuprofenWyeth Cons

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 45 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
MobicAdvil (Wyeth Cons)
PainNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Headache (pain in head)
Headache (pain in head)Chest Pain
DizzinessDrug Ineffective
AnxietyPain
Pyrexia (fever)Vomiting
Back PainPyrexia (fever)
Chest PainDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
DepressionPain 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)
MobicAdvil (Wyeth Cons)
Chest PainDepression
Tachycardia (a heart rate that exceeds the range of 100 beats/min)Cerebrovascular Accident (sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Angina Pectoris (chest pain due to ischemia of the heart muscle)
Frequent Headaches (pain in head)Anxiety
Mental Disorder (a psychological term for a mental or behavioural pattern or anomaly that causes distress or disability)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Insomnia Exacerbated (sleeplessness)Emotional Distress
PainOedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)
Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)Pain
Pulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)Hypertension (high blood pressure)
FeverDizziness

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Mobic12.00%32.57%33.14%17.14%5.14%
Advil2.31%23.92%43.80%22.77%7.20%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Mobic (meloxicam) is often used to treat arthritis. Advil (ibuprofen) is often used to treat headache. 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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