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A 37-year-old male asked:

Which is more affective pain management of a gouty foot flare-up, naproxen or celebrex (celecoxib)? (along with colchicine) allipurinol already prescribed.

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Dr. William Lages
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology 70 years experience
Probably naproxen: Naproxen has been used for many years to treat acute episodes of gout-colcichine has been used longer but has more side effects if pushed.Celebrex (celecoxib) is an N SAID too but used more for having less gastrointestinal side effects. So the person who knows best with your history is the prescribing. Doctor.
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Dr. Richard Taddeo
Podiatry 28 years experience
Probably the...: naproxen. Celebrex (celecoxib) is better for long-term management of inflammatory conditions
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Last updated May 14, 2018

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