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Celebrex And Birth Control
I have severe osteoarthritis in my knees. They can't be replaced. Was taking celebrex, 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have missed my period which was due on the 27th of last month. iam on medicaiton for shoulder impingement taking celebrex, mydocalm and reparil?
Missed Period: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more
Hard to tell: since we don't know what you're taking it for. It's an anti-inflammatory pain reliever (NSAID) and not my favorite. While it should reduce pain and be gentler on your stomach than other NSAIDs like Advil or Aleve, it has also been associated with causing heart problems. Be sure to read any warnings before taking the medicine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
NSAID: Celebrex is fda approved to treat the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis (oa) and rheumatoid arthritis (ra), and for the management of acute pain in adults. It is a type of NSAID — a prescription-strength nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. Celebrex is not a narcotic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Talk to your doctor: You should talk to your prescribing doctor. Nortryptiline is a tricyclic antidepressant which is often used for pain control as well. It should not be stopped abruptly. Celebrex is a specific NSAID used for pain and inflammation. They are unrelated classes of drugs. ...Read more
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