Mobic vs. Naprosyn

Are Mobic and Naprosyn the Same Thing?

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

Naprosyn is also used for pain management for many diseases, and inflammatory diseases such as tendonitis, bursitis, and gout.

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

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

Side effects of Naprosyn that are different from Mobic include heartburn, stomach or abdominal pain, constipation, blurred vision, ringing in your ears, and itching.

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

Mobic may also interact with cyclosporine, glyburide, 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 Naprosyn?

Common side effects of Naprosyn include:

  • heartburn,
  • stomach or abdominal pain,
  • upset stomach,
  • nausea,
  • diarrhea,
  • constipation,
  • bloating,
  • gas,
  • dizziness,
  • nervousness,
  • skin rash,
  • headache,
  • blurred vision,
  • ringing in your ears, and
  • itching.

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 Naprosyn?

Naprosyn (naproxen; other brand names: EC-Naprosyn and Anaprox/Anaprox DS), is a proprionic acid derivative and is considered a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and is used for pain management for many diseases, arthritic diseases, and inflammatory diseases such as tendonitis, bursitis, and gout.

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What Drugs Interact With Mobic?

Do not take Mobic:

What Drugs Interact With Naprosyn?

Naprosyn may interact with antidepressants, blood thinners, lithium, methotrexate, diuretics (water pills), steroids, aspirin or other NSAIDs, or heart or blood pressure medications. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Naprosyn may cause premature closing of the ductus arteriosus in the fetus and does enter breast milk; avoidance of the drug in pregnant and breastfeeding women is suggested.

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 Naprosyn Be Taken?

Naprosyn (delayed release to reduce gastric irritation) with strengths of 375 and 500 mg, Anaprox in 275 mg tablets, Anaprox DS in 550 mg tablets. Almost all Naprosyn drugs are recommended to be dosed twice per day (every 12 hours) with children's doses (strength in mg per Kg) based on the child's weight, also twice a day with a maximum dose of 15 mg per Kg per day. Individuals with renal problems should avoid taking Naprosyn. Possible (usually less than 1% of patients) severe side effects are gastric ulcers and GI bleeding, anemia, renal function impairment, liver impairment, pancreatitis, colitis, convulsions, cardiac problems, severe skin changes, and mental status changes.

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References

DailyMed. Mobic Product Information.
https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/lookup.cfm?setid=676e73fb-51d2-449a-8749-1a7bcc257b11
DailyMed. Naprosyn Prescribing Information.
https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=68848217-03c9-4377-9be6-6f567e629129

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