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Pradaxa And Celebrex
Why were vioxx and bextra taken out of market but not celebrex (celecoxib)? Does celebrex (celecoxib) increase risk of heart attack and stroke for at-risk patients?
Is rivaroxaban xalerto safe and good drug for preventing stroke in Afib compared to aspirin and plavix (clopidogrel) together in72 yr man with hypertension,s.cr1.56?
Xalerto is best: His CHA2DS2-VASc score is 2 (age and presence of hypertension). All studies have concluded that the benefit from anticoagulation significantly exceeds the risks for almost all AF patients with a score of 2 or more. Xalerto will more effectively reduce his risk of stroke and won't increase his risk of bleeding. ...Read more
A question for cardiologists...Did we give gp2b/3a inhibitors (abciximab...) with aspirin and clopidogrel during pci or only aspirin and clopidogrel?
Not exactly: Celebrex (celecoxib) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). The nsaids are felt to have some "blood thinning" properties, and they can increase the risk of bleeding particularly when taken in combination with true blood thinners such as warfarin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it better to take Meloxicam (15Mg) or Aleve for arthritis (have history of A-fib and currently taking Enalapril, Baby Aspirin, Atorvastatin)?
Arthritis Medication: Better to take Meloxicam or Aleve for arthritis. Have history of A-fib, taking Enalapril, Baby aspirin, atorvastatin. Meloxicam is a prescription med. Aleve(naprosyn) is OTC does not need a doctors prescription Meloxicam does not upset the stomach as much as Aleve but maybe not as strong an antiinflammatory as Aleve. Follow label directions or med guideline sheet in your pharmacy pick up bag ...Read more
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Doc just put me on celebrex (celecoxib). Been taking hi-dose Aleve daily for chronic back pain for 3 years. Is celebrex (celecoxib) safer for my GI than the aleve?
Not the best idea: As dr. Rosenfeld said, taking both together can certainly increase your risk of bleeding. It is possible to take an anti-inflammatory medicine while on Coumadin but you are probably better off not. If you do take it, you will also need to check you INR to make sure the Celebrex (celecoxib) isn't affecting the effectveness of the coumadin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whether New oral anticoagulant drugs (pradaxa 150 2x/day) may be combined with anti-platelet drugs (Plavix (clopidogrel) 75 mg/day)?? i'm in Af also CAD??
Yes: be carful about bleeding because there is no antidote for these new agents. ...Read more