Can Meloxicam be used for arm and shoulder pain that was not relieved with Ibuprofen?
Yes, if renal function is intact.
Hello and welcome!
I appreciate your concern.
Before taking NSAIDS like Meloxicam, it should be ensured that CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease ), gastritis and CLD (Chronic Liver Disease) are ruled out.
Meloxicam would be beneficial along with Tizanidine (muscle relaxant) if the GFR is allowing NSAIDS intake.
If you have the recent GFR/ renal function tests values then you can let me know to comment further.
Hope I have answered your question.
Wishing you best of health.
Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil,
General & Family Physician