Mobic vs. Feldene

Are Mobic and Feldene the Same Thing?

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

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

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

Side effects of Feldene that are different from Mobic include fluid retention, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, constipation, indigestion, heartburn, stomach pain, elevated liver enzymes, bleeding/perforation, heartburn, ulcers (gastric/duodenal), skin itching, blurred vision, ringing in your ears, and vomiting.

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

Mobic may also interact with cyclosporine, glyburide, heart or blood pressure medications, or sodium polystyrene sulfonate.

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 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 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 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 Drugs Interact With Mobic?

Do not take Mobic:

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.

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.

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.


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DailyMed. Mobic Product Information.
Pfizer. Feldene Prescribing Information.

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