Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

173 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Can Ibuprofen be taken in place of Meloxicam while suffering from hip pain?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Chobufo Ditah

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2009

Answered : 6205 Questions

default
Posted on Thu, 30 Mar 2017 in General Health
Question: I have discomfort in my left hip/glute. The discomfort sometimes goes down my leg with tingling and slight numbness. A massage and stretches over 3-4 days helped. I have also been taking meloxicam for 4 days. After a 30 minute walk today the discomfort flared up. Should I continue the meloxicam? Should I take ibuprofen instead? We are leaving Tuesday for a vacation that will include some easy to moderate hiking. Do I have to limit my activity?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah 41 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Go with Ibuprofen. Limit your activity till you feel better.

Detailed Answer:
HI and thanks for this query.

I have reviewed this information fully. The nature of your pain seems to suggest a strained muscle that requires rest to allow for healing. Meloxicam is not friendly to the stomach. While Ibuprofen is not very friendly as well, it is less aggressive than meloxicam and I will encourage that you switch to it. Endeavor to eat well while eon this drug. For now, limiting the level of physical exercise is highly recommended.

In all, switch suggested and limiting exercise ether way to go.

I hope this helps. I wish you well. Feel free to follow up with me if need be.

Kind regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Chobufo Ditah 11 minutes later
Thank you. Should i take the ibuprofen every 4 hours? Will applying ice to the hip help at this point?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah 35 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Take 400mg of Ibuprofen every 6hours!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I will rather go with 6hours. I will not want to see you consuming so much of this drug. Thats’s why am keeping the dosage very small. If it doesn’t control the pain, you may go up to 800mg every 8hours.

I wish you well.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Drug/Medication ,  

Recent questions on  Ibuprofen

doctor1 MD

My left upper leg just above the knee feels like there is a band around it squeezing and is very painful. I have been taking 600mg of Ibuprofen once a day for the last 2 days with very little relief. My foot also began to swell last pm. I do exercise daily walking at a moderate pace (3.7-4.2mph) for 4-5 miles.

doctor1 MD

I had a rod placed in my femur 6 years ago it was fine for the first 4 years but after that I have had pain in it just about every day. I take ibuprofen for it but it this normal? I have had xrays docttors say it is fine but it sure doesnt feel fine.

doctor1 MD

I have just been prescribed Zydol 50mg (twice daily) to take for pain relief from leg ulcers. I am currently taking 6 x 30/500mg Co-codamol per day (once in the morning, lunch time and evening) and 3 x 400mg Ibuprofen if required during the day. I am not sure when to take the Zydol. Do I take it before co-codamol?

doctor1 MD

Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? Please type your query here... What do you mean it is not serious if you get blood in urine after strenuous exercise? I have just been on a fairly strenuous hike. A little blood in urine. This has happened before. On doctor s advice I stopped taking ibuprofen and aspirin while hiking (for bad knees). Took two tylenol today. Same damn blood. Any advice?

doctor1 MD

I am 14 weeks pregnant with twins. For the past 3 days am having severe shooting pain in my arms and shoulders. It started with left hand now moved to right hand. Even my right knee, ankle and thighs have started to pain. I have applied pain...

doctor1 MD

I'm 27 year old female from past few days I have got joint pains . especially while climbing up and down the stairs along with the cracking sound. went to orthopedician they suggested couple of tests related to auto immune arthiritis, results are...

doctor1 MD

My left testicle has been giving me slight pain and discomfort for around a week now. Especially when I lay on my side to go to sleep, it floats substantially in front of my right testicle. When I m standing it is more elevated than my right, and...