Compare Lodine vs. meloxicam

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Lodine
(etodolac)

Mobic
(meloxicam)

Coming soon.Relieves pain and inflammation. Mobic (meloxicam) works well for pain and inflammation and you only take it once a day, but you need a prescription.
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Have you used Lodine (etodolac)?
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Reviews for Mobic (meloxicam)
64%
+34% better vs. Lodine (etodolac)
54%
+34% better vs. Lodine (etodolac)
13%
-3% worse vs. Lodine (etodolac)
141 reviews
Have you used Mobic (meloxicam)?
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Side effects
Lodinemeloxicam

We haven’t found good data for Lodine side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Lodine »
  • Indigestion 10%
  • Ear, nose, or throat infection 8%
  • Nausea 7%
  • Urinary tract infection 7%
  • Pain 5%
  • Abdominal pain 3%
  • Constipation 3%
  • Diarrhea 3%
  • Gas 3%
  • Vomiting 3%
More meloxicam side effects »
How it works
Lodinemeloxicam
Coming soon.Mobic (meloxicam) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It blocks the inflammation process in your body, which relieves pain and swelling.
Type of medication
Lodinemeloxicam
Prescription only
Available as
Lodinemeloxicam
  • Pill
  • Extended release
  • Pill
  • Suspension
Used for
Lodinemeloxicam
  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Osteoarthritis Pain Rheumatoid Arthritis
Risk factors for serious side effects
Lodinemeloxicam
Coming soon.
  • History of heart problems
  • Taking the medicine for a long period of time
  • History of stomach bleeding
  • Age 60 or older
  • Taking aspirin, other NSAIDs, or blood thinners
  • Drinking more than 3 alcoholic beverages a day
  • Smoking
  • Taking the medicine for a long time
  • Asthma
  • Nasal polyps
  • Aspirin allergy
  • NSAID allergy
  • Kidney disease
  • Heart failure
  • Liver disease
  • Taking certain high blood pressure medications
  • Age 60 or older
  • Taking the medicine for a long period of time
  • Women who want to or can become pregnant
  • Pregnant women
Detailed Mobic (meloxicam) risks & warnings »
Pregnancy

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

Food
Lodinemeloxicam
No food related info.
  • It should be taken only once a day, with food or milk to prevent stomach upset.
Kidneys and liver
Lodinemeloxicam
No kidneys and liver related info.
  • Mobic (meloxicam) can damage your kidneys if you take it for a very long time. Taking the lowest dose for the shortest amount of time lowers your risk. Talk to your doctor if this worries you, or if you already have kidney damage before you start taking Mobic (meloxicam).
Pain
Lodinemeloxicam
No pain related info.
  • Works well to relieve pain and inflammation due to osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Mobic (meloxicam) can cause stomach bleeding which can be dangerous. If you notice blood in your vomit or your stool has bright red blood or looks like black coffee grounds, or if you have pain in your stomach that doesn't go away, talk to your doctor right away.
Upsides and benefits
Lodinemeloxicam
Coming soon
  • Taken only once a day, while other NSAIDS need to be taken a few times a day for the same effect.
  • Works well to relieve pain and inflammation due to osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Causes less stomach upset than other NSAIDs.
  • Relatively cheap compared to other prescription NSAIDS.
Downsides and risks
Lodinemeloxicam
Coming soon
  • Mobic (meloxicam) does not kick in as fast as other NSAIDS.
  • It's available by prescription only.
  • Mobic (meloxicam) is not as safe as other alternatives for pregnant women and people who are age 60 or older.
  • It can cause serious complications like stomach bleeding and kidney problems if taken for a long time.
Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
Lodinemeloxicam
Coming soon
  • It should be taken only once a day, with food or milk to prevent stomach upset.
  • Mobic (meloxicam) increases the risk of stomach bleeding so tell your doctor right away if you experience any bleeding.
  • Do not take Mobic (meloxicam) with any blood thinners unless your doctor says so.
  • If you are allergic to aspirin, you may be allergic to Mobic (meloxicam) as well.
  • The capsule, suspension, and tablet forms of the medicine come in different strengths, so be careful when switching from one form to another.
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