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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)?

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, (naproxen) it has also been associated with causing heart problems. Be sure to read any warnings before taking the medicine. ...Read more

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Celebrex (Definition)

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