Next Best Thing To Aspirin? Meloxicam?

Discussion in 'Aspirin' started by Mick123, Jan 11, 2020.

  1. Mick123

    Mick123 New Member

    Jan 11, 2020

    So, I've known about some of the "superpowers" that aspirin possesses - especially that it lowers inflammation and prevents cancer.

    But it does posess some very nasty side effects - especially concerning ulcers. And I have a particularly sensitive gut - and a lot of the time I end up with gastritis (and microulcers). This is all caused by foods that I am sensitive to that cause such a reaction and inflammation - I am probably a case that is one of its kind.
    I probably have some kind of MCAS/MCAD also.

    I find Meloxicam very useful - it lowers inflammation (eg. in joints) and stops headaches for me.
    And as can be seen in many papers it also stops cancers (can't publish links yet):

    Meloxicam Executes Its Antitumor Effects against Hepatocellular Carcinoma in COX-2- Dependent and -Independent Pathways

    Meloxicam inhibits the growth of non-small cell lung cancer

    Effective antiproliferative effect of meloxicam on prostate cancer cells: development of a new controlled release system.

    Unfortunately, prolonged use of aspirin in my case will most probably in:
    - gastritis, ulcers
    - full-blown allergy
    Much milder drugs caused me similar reactions.

    So the question is: can Meloxicam be used as a safe alternative to aspirin? How effective will it be long-term?
    Will it have side-effects? Is it worth it (esp. in my particular clinical situation)?

    Meloxicam is approved for long-term, low-dose:
    FDA approves low-dose meloxicam medication for osteoarthritis
    (also google for low-dose meloxicam)

  2. postman

    postman Member

    Mar 3, 2016
    If you lower intake of PUFA to less than 4 g per day and take vitamin E you should eventually, after a long time, get about the same benefit that aspirin gives.

    White willow might be worth trying, it's what aspirin is based on and I'd imagine it's less harsh. I don't know if it works as well as aspirin.