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I Need Meloxicam For Severe Joint Pain . Had Two

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Posted on Thu, 13 Sep 2018
Question: I need meloxicam for severe joint pain. Had two strokes, the second while on aspirin, about 18 months ago, so was put on Plavix without aspirin. Am having problems with headaches due to Plavix. I there a replacement which is safe to take with meloxicam and won't give me headaches?
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Yogesh D (36 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
There are alternatives to both Plavix & meloxicam, discuss with neurologist

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to Ask A Doctor Service.

I have gone through your question here and I understand your concern.

Meloxicam can be easily replaced either with Aceclofenac or selective cox2 inhibitors such as etoricoxib.

The headache does seem to be due to plavix in your case, the alternatives for this however are going to be difficult but not impossible.

You must report this side-effect to your neurologist.

If the headaches are quite debilitating, then it is better to choose an alternative to plavix, this can only be done by your neurologist.

The available options are low molecular weight heparin or warfarin.

Please discuss these with your neurologist at the earliest and see how it goes from there.

Hope this helps.




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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Yogesh D (5 minutes later)
Thank you so much for getting back to me with a thorough and quick response.

I have since been to see the neurologist with the emphasis on NOT switching from Plavix. The headaches were insignificant to her. I will ask about switching to Aceclofenac or etoricoxib.

Thank you so much!

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Answered by Dr. Dr. Yogesh D (4 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You are welcome.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for appreciating my answer.

I hope you find relief sooner than later.

Warm regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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I Need Meloxicam For Severe Joint Pain . Had Two

Brief Answer: There are alternatives to both Plavix & meloxicam, discuss with neurologist Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome to Ask A Doctor Service. I have gone through your question here and I understand your concern. Meloxicam can be easily replaced either with Aceclofenac or selective cox2 inhibitors such as etoricoxib. The headache does seem to be due to plavix in your case, the alternatives for this however are going to be difficult but not impossible. You must report this side-effect to your neurologist. If the headaches are quite debilitating, then it is better to choose an alternative to plavix, this can only be done by your neurologist. The available options are low molecular weight heparin or warfarin. Please discuss these with your neurologist at the earliest and see how it goes from there. Hope this helps.