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Is celebrex (celecoxib) ok to take while being on the birth control pill?

Is celebrex (celecoxib) ok to take while being on the birth control pill?

Generally, yes: Generally, Celebrex (celecoxib) is fine to take with birth control pills, but you should check with your pharmacist by telling them what birth control you take to assure there are definitively no interactions. Good luck. ...Read more

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Celecoxib (Definition)

Treats pain, including pain caused by arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis) in children and adults, ankylosing spondylitis, or menstrual cramps. This is a ...Read more


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I have severe osteoarthritis in my knees. They can't be replaced. Was taking celebrex, (celecoxib) now have apap and vicodin. Suggestions for pain control?

I have severe osteoarthritis in my knees. They can't be replaced. Was taking celebrex, (celecoxib) now have apap and vicodin. Suggestions for pain control?

Severe Knee OA ...: ...Not amenable to surgery. Various modalities can be tried. Weight loss, proper footwear & posture, physical therapy, bracing, specific strengthening exercises & topical analgesics can be tried. Corticosteroid ("cortisone") injections used judiciously can provide added pain relief. Viscosupplement injections (hyaluronic acid injections). Treatment with prp has also been tried. ...Read more

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Who should not take Celebrex (celecoxib)?

Who should not take Celebrex (celecoxib)?

Celebrex (celecoxib): should not be used in patients with known hypersensitivity to celecoxib, aspirin, or other NSAIDs, sulfonamides.n patients with active gastrointestinal bleeding, or the treatment of peri-operative pain in the setting of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery or iIn patients who have experienced asthma, urticaria, or allergic-type reactions after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs. See: ...Read more

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How safe is the medication celebrex (celecoxib)?

Relatively so.: Celebrex (celecoxib) is a cox-2 inhibitor. This medication is a pain-relieving antiinflammatory medication. As with all other nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (nsaid's), there are increased risks of gastrointestinal bleeding and cardiovascular events (heart attack, stroke) associated with the use of this medication. ...Read more

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Is vivomo more effective than celebrex (celecoxib)?

Not really: Some people will respond better to one of these meds and others will respond better to the other one. ...Read more

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What cand I expect from my new medication celebrex (celecoxib)?

Decreased pain: It is an NSAID that decreases pain from degenerative joint diseases including inflammatory arthritis as well as osteoarthritis. Any pain that is inflammatory in nature will likely decrease significantly. ...Read more

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Can there be something i can take instead of celebrex (celecoxib)?

See below: There are other NSAID alternatives to celebrex, (celecoxib) but it would help to know why you are looking for an alternative and what you are taking Celebrex (celecoxib) for. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are dangers of taking celebrex (celecoxib) daily?

Could you tell me what are dangers of taking celebrex (celecoxib) daily?

See details: Gi problems are the most common risk. Celebrex (celecoxib) can occasional cause high blood pressure, liver inflammation or reduction of kidney function. Imo, it has little or no cardiac risk otherwise. ...Read more

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Does alleve work better than celebrex (celecoxib)?

Sometimes: Some people respond better to aleve and some respond better to celebrex (celecoxib). There is no consistent superiority of one over the other. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of celebrex (celecoxib) use?

See below: All medicines can cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome when using celebrex: constipation; diarrhea; dizziness; gas; headache; heartburn; nausea; sore throat; stomach upset; stuffy nose. ...Read more

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What side effects are associated with Celebrex (celecoxib)?

Celebrex (celecoxib): See: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/celebrex-side-effects.html

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Does celebrex (celecoxib) affect or interact with lithium in any way?

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Does celebrex (celecoxib) affect or interact with lithium in any way?

Celebrex/lithium: Some lithium retention can occur, but not clinically significant if your lithium level is therapeutic and your kidneys are functioning well. ...Read more

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Can you explain the difference between diclofenac and celebrex (celecoxib)?

Can you explain the difference between diclofenac and celebrex (celecoxib)?

NSAIDs: Both are considered non-steroidal anti inflamatory drugs. Diclofenac is a classic NSAID - affecting both cox 1/ cox 2, Celebrex (celecoxib) is primarily a cox 2 inhibitor- originally thought to be safer on the stomach lining than other nsaids there is no difference at a year. Both have a cardiac warning on there label. ...Read more

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Doctors can you tell me how often should I take 200 mg of celebrex (celecoxib)?

Depends: What is your diagnosis? Generally it is 200 mg once a day. It can be twice a day. It also can be a higher or lower dose once or twice a day. Ask your doctor about your particular case. ...Read more

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Celebrex (Definition)

Celecoxib is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a ...Read more