Feldene vs. Motrin (Ibuprofen)

Are Feldene and Motrin (Ibuprofen) the Same Thing?

Feldene (piroxicam) and ibuprofen are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) used to relieve the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Ibuprofen is also used for relief of mild to moderate pain, and for treatment of primary dysmenorrhea.

Brand names for ibuprofen include Advil and Motrin. Ibuprofen is available over-the-counter as a generic.

Side effects of Feldene and ibuprofen that are similar include stomach/abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, indigestion/heartburn, bloating, gas, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, headache, nervousness, skin itching or rash, blurred vision, and ringing in your ears.

Side effects of Feldene that are different from ibuprofen include fluid retention, loss of appetite, upset stomach, elevated liver enzymes, gross bleeding/perforation, and ulcers.

Both Feldene and ibuprofen may interact with alcohol, aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), antidepressants, blood thinners, lithium, methotrexate, diuretics (water pills), and steroids.

Feldene may also interact with ACE inhibitors.

Ibuprofen may also interact with heart or blood pressure medications, diuretics (water pills).

What Are Possible Side Effects of Feldene?

Common side effects of Feldene include:

  • swelling,
  • anorexia,
  • abdominal pain,
  • constipation,
  • diarrhea,
  • indigestion,
  • heartburn,
  • upset stomach,
  • stomach pain,
  • elevated liver enzymes,
  • bloating,
  • gas,
  • gross bleeding/perforation,
  • heartburn,
  • nausea,
  • ulcers (gastric/duodenal),
  • dizziness,
  • headache,
  • nervousness,
  • skin itching or rash,
  • blurred vision,
  • ringing in your ears, and
  • vomiting.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Motrin (Ibuprofen)?

Common side effects of Motrin (Ibuprofen) include:

  • stomach pain,
  • constipation,
  • diarrhea,
  • bloating,
  • gas,
  • heartburn,
  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • dizziness,
  • headache,
  • nervousness,
  • skin itching or rash,
  • blurred vision, or
  • ringing in the ears.

Other side effects of Motrin may occur. Consult your physician if you experience any possible side effects of Motrin.

What Is Feldene?

Feldene (piroxicam) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) indicated for the relief of the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

What Is Motrin (Ibuprofen)?

Motrin (Ibuprofen) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) indicated for relief of the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, for relief of mild to moderate pain, and for treatment of primary dysmenorrhea. A generic formulation is available.

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What Drugs Interact With Feldene?

Feldene may interact with alcohol, antidepressants, blood thinners, lithium, methotrexate, diuretics (water pills), steroids, aspirin or other NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), or ACE inhibitors. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment with Feldene; it may harm a fetus. Taking Feldene during the last 3 months of pregnancy may harm the fetus. Do not take Feldene during pregnancy unless your doctor has told you to. Feldene can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

What Drugs Interact With Motrin (Ibuprofen)?

Ibuprofen may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

How Should Feldene Be Taken?

For the relief of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, the recommended dose of Feldene is 20 mg given orally once per day. If desired, the daily dose may be divided.

How Should Motrin (Ibuprofen) Be Taken?

The recommended dose of Motrin should be adjusted to suit individual patients needs but should not exceed 3200 mg in the total daily dose. Use of alcohol and smoking could increase side effects. Safe use of Motrin for use by children has not been established. It is not known whether ibuprofen is harmful to an unborn baby.

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References
SOURCE:

Pfizer. Feldene Prescribing Information.

https://www.pfizermedicalinformation.com/en-us/feldene/dosage-admin


Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. Motrin Product Information.

https://www.motrin.com/

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