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should a patient with shellfish allergies take celebrex (celecoxib)?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No need to avoid: Allergic reactions to shellfish (shrimp, crab, lobster, oysters, etc) are due to ige allergic antibody to the meat/muscle protein called tropomyosin. Adverse reactions to Celebrex (celecoxib) and other nsaids are unrelated to this and have a different mechanism of triggering allergic type reactions. There should be no connection between the two.
Answered on Feb 21, 2020

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