Is meloxicam worth it?

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asked Jun 19, 2023 in Pain by MKuoses (620 points)
Is meloxicam worth it?

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answered Jun 19, 2023 by Glueonhands (4,510 points)
Meloxicam is worth it as it works very well for swelling and pain.

And the higher the dose of meloxicam the better it can relieve the pain and swelling and it becomes comparable with NSAID diclofenac for pain relief and reducing inflammation.

Meloxicam is one of the most potent and effective painkillers available for treating pain and inflammation caused by arthritis.

The painkiller Meloxicam is much more effective than other alternatives like Ibuprofen, Celebrex or Naproxen.

Meloxicam is used to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by a breakdown of the lining of the joints) and rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints).

The main differences between meloxicam and ibuprofen are: Meloxicam is considered a stronger medicine than ibuprofen.

Meloxicam is only available on prescription and ibuprofen is available over the counter as well as on prescription.

Meloxicam is a long-acting medicine that only needs to be given once a day.

Avoid taking aspirin while you are taking meloxicam, unless your doctor tells you to.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using other medicines for pain, fever, swelling, or cold/flu symptoms.

The pharmaceutical combination of meloxicam and caffeine showed analgesic potential of 76.4%.

Thus, caffeine potentiates the analgesic activity of meloxicam.

You can take meloxicam at any time of the day, but try to take it as the same time each day consistently.

Only take meloxicam as directed by your doctor.

It also may be best to take it with food or a meal to help prevent stomach upset, but the manufacturer states you can take it with or without food.

It's recommended to take meloxicam every day to treat pain as well as prevent pain from coming back.

If you feel you no longer need to take meloxicam because you're not in pain, contact your provider.

Meloxicam can start working within a few days, but it might take about 2 weeks for you to feel its full benefits.

The time it takes for meloxicam to give you pain relief depends on the dosage you've been prescribed and the severity of your underlying condition.

While some individuals may get relief within two to three weeks of starting treatment, the full effects can take months.

Meloxicam and Tylenol are both used to treat pain, but they have a few differences.

Meloxicam is an NSAID, while Tylenol belongs to a class of drugs known as analgesics.

Tylenol doesn't reduce inflammation, but Meloxicam does.

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