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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.

On Jan, 27, 2014: 8,502 people 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
AnxietyDrug Ineffective
DizzinessPain
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 PainCerebrovascular 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)
Tachycardia (a heart rate that exceeds the range of 100 beats/min)Angina Pectoris (chest pain due to ischemia of the heart muscle)
Mental Disorder (a psychological term for a mental or behavioural pattern or anomaly that causes distress or disability)Depression
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Anxiety
PainPain
Pulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)Emotional Distress
Insomnia Exacerbated (sleeplessness)Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)
Staphylococcal Infection (an infection with staphylococcus bacteria)Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Hypotonia (low muscle tone)Injury

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)
MobicAdvil (Wyeth Cons)
PainNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Headache (pain in head)Headache (pain in head)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Chest Pain
AnxietyDrug Ineffective
DizzinessPain
Pyrexia (fever)Vomiting
Back PainPyrexia (fever)
DepressionDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Chest PainPain 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)
ConstipationCerebrovascular 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)
Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness (feeling of tiredness)Depression
ConfusionAngina Pectoris (chest pain due to ischemia of the heart muscle)
Muscle Spasms (muscle contraction)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Chest PainAnxiety
Tachycardia (a heart rate that exceeds the range of 100 beats/min)Headache (pain in head)
Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)
Pyrexia (fever)Pain
Staphylococcal Infection (an infection with staphylococcus bacteria)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)

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

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