Relafen vs. Mobic

Are Relafen and Mobic the Same Thing?

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

The brand name Relafen is no longer available in the U.S. Generic versions may be available.

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

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

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

Both Relafen and Mobic may interact with alcohol, antidepressants, blood thinners, lithium, methotrexate, diuretics (water pills), steroids, aspirin or other NSAIDs, or ACE inhibitors.

Relafen may also interact with heart or blood pressure medications.

Mobic may also interact with cyclosporine, sodium polystyrene sulfonate, and glyburide.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Relafen?

Common side effects of Relafen include:

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

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (including Relafen) may rarely increase the risk for a heart attack or stroke. Bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract is another potentially serious side effect of Relafen.

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 Relafen?

Relafen (nabumetone) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drug used to treat inflammation and pain caused by arthritis. The brand name drug Relafen is no longer available in the U.S. Generic versions may be available.

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.

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What Drugs Interact With Relafen?

Relafen may interact with antidepressants, blood thinners, lithium, methotrexate, diuretics (water pills), steroids, aspirin or other NSAIDs, or ACE inhibitors.. There are no adequate, well-controlled studies in pregnant women, and Relafen should be used in pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus. Use during late pregnancy should be avoided because of the known effects of NSAIDs in the fetal cardiovascular system (closure of ductus arteriosus). It is not known whether Relafen is excreted in human milk; a decision should be made whether to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the Relafen.

What Drugs Interact With Mobic?

Do not take Mobic:

How Should Relafen Be Taken?

Use the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration consistent with individual patient treatment goals.

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.

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References
SOURCE:

FDA. Relafen Product Information.

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2005/019583s023lbl.pdf

DailyMed. Mobic Product Information.

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

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