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Clinoril vs. Mobic

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
    John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

    John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

    John P. Cunha, DO, is a U.S. board-certified Emergency Medicine Physician. Dr. Cunha's educational background includes a BS in Biology from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and a DO from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, MO. He completed residency training in Emergency Medicine at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey.

Are Clinoril and Mobic the Same Thing?

Clinoril (sulindac) and Mobic (meloxicam) are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) used to treat pain or inflammation caused by arthritis.

Clinoril is also used to treat pain or inflammation caused by ankylosing spondylitis, tendinitis, bursitis, or gout.

Side effects of Clinoril and Mobic that are similar include upset stomach, nausea, gas, bloating, diarrhea, dizziness, headache, nervousness, skin rash, or runny nose.

Side effects of Clinoril that are different from Mobic include stomach pain, heartburn, vomiting, constipation, fatigue, itching, dry mouth, increased sweating, blurred vision, or ringing in your ears.

Side effects of Mobic that are different from Clinoril include drowsiness, stuffy nose, or sore throat.

Both Clinoril and Mobic may interact with alcohol, cyclosporine, diuretics (water pills), lithium, methotrexate, blood thinners, steroids, oral diabetes medications, ACE inhibitors, aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), or other cold/allergy/pain medicine that contains NSAIDs.

Clinoril may also interact with heart or blood pressure medications or antidepressants.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Clinoril?

Common side effects of Clinoril include:

  • upset stomach,
  • stomach pain,
  • heartburn,
  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • gas,
  • bloating,
  • diarrhea,
  • constipation,
  • dizziness,
  • fatigue,
  • headache,
  • nervousness,
  • skin itching or rash,
  • dry mouth,
  • increased sweating,
  • runny nose,
  • blurred vision, or
  • ringing in your ears.

Tell your doctor if you have unlikely but serious side effects of Clinoril including:

  • swelling of the hands or feet (edema),
  • sudden or unexplained weight gain,
  • mental/mood changes,
  • difficult or painful swallowing, or
  • unusual tiredness.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Mobic?

Common side effects of Mobic include:

  • injection site reactions (redness, itching, pain, bruising, swelling, or bleeding),
  • headache,
  • suffy nose,
  • sinus pain, or
  • stomach pain.

Tell your doctor if you have serious side effects of Mobic including:

  • stomach upset,
  • nausea,
  • drowsiness,
  • diarrhea,
  • bloating,
  • gas,
  • dizziness,
  • nervousness,
  • headache,
  • runny or stuffy nose,
  • sore throat, or
  • skin rash.

Tell your doctor if less common but serious side effects of Mobic occur including:

What Is Clinoril?

Clinoril (Sulindac) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat pain or inflammation caused by arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, tendinitis, bursitis, or gout. Clinoril is available in generic form.

What Is Mobic?

Mobic (meloxicam) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat pain or inflammation caused by arthritis. Mobic is available in generic form.

What Drugs Interact With Clinoril?

Clinoril may interact with cyclosporine, diuretics (water pills), lithium, methotrexate, blood thinners, steroids, heart or blood pressure medications, oral diabetes medications, ACE inhibitors, mobic or other NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Tell your doctor all medications you are taking. Clinoril should be used only when prescribed during the first 6 months of pregnancy. It is not recommended for use during the last 3 months of pregnancy due to possible harm to a fetus and interference with normal labor/delivery. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Breastfeeding while using this medication is not recommended.

What Drugs Interact With Mobic?

Do not take Mobic:

How Should Clinoril Be Taken?

Clinoril is administered under a physician's supervision. The dose of Clinoril varies depending on the disorder being treated and the number of infusions (doses) needed.

How Should Mobic Be Taken?

Carefully consider the potential benefits and risks of Mobic and other treatment options before deciding to use Mobic. Use the lowest effective dosage for the shortest duration consistent with individual patient treatment goals.

Reviewed on 4/11/2019

SOURCE:

FDA. Clinoril Product Information.

https://www.fda.gov/downloads/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm088573.pdf

DailyMed. Mobic Product Information.

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/lookup.cfm?setid=676e73fb-51d2-449a-8749-1a7bcc257b11

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