A 66-year-old female asked:
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have ulcerative colitis. taking lialda for four years. can i take celebrex (celecoxib) for arthritis pain? i know i can't use aspirin or ibuprofen.

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Yes for short time: If your IBD is in remission then, you can use Celebrex (celecoxib) for up to 14 days without risk to your IBD. Otherwise, no there is a contraindication against the drug.
Answered on Oct 24, 2015
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