Results comparing Meloxicam with Ibuprofen are based on 2,981 research studies conducted by health experts on 2,209,224 patients, trial data from the FDA, and 10,213 patient discussions on the web. Regarding effectiveness, health experts concluded Meloxicam was effective about as often as they concluded Ibuprofen was effective. In addition, patients felt positively about their Meloxicam use about as often as they felt positively about Ibuprofen. Regarding safety, health experts concluded Meloxicam was safe about as often as they concluded Ibuprofen was safe. However, in FDA trials, the average incidence rate of the top 5 side effects common to both Meloxicam and Ibuprofen was lower in Meloxicam. Finally, patients on average mentioned experiencing side effects common to both treatments more often with Meloxicam.
Which do patients prefer?
What does the FDA say about side effects?
Top reported patient side effects including how often they occurred based on FDA information from drug listings, clinical trials and adverse event reports.
Common Side Effects
Other Side Effects
Side Effect information is sourced from the FDA and can include information from drug listings, clinical trials and adverse event reports. These tables may include data where there is a recurrence of the original condition. You may also see other serious conditions listed as well, as some treatments are associated with a higher incidence of developing other, serious conditions.
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What do patients say about side effects?
Top reported patient side effects and symptoms including how often they occurred based on online discussion forums.