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A 45-year-old female asked:

I developed stomach issues a few mos. back from meloxicam . is etodolac a similar medicine ?

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 18 years experience
Yes: They are both nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) which can irritate the lining of your stomach and portions of your intestines. Celebrex (celecoxib) is a selective-NSAID and may cause you to experience less side effects. Often times access to Celebrex (celecoxib) is limited by cost and insurance coverage. Best preventative measure is addition of a PPI or H2RB to the NSAID regimen. Discuss with your doctor.
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