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Can i take Advil and celebrex (celecoxib) together?

Can i take Advil and celebrex (celecoxib) together?

Advil (ibuprofen): Both are nsaids. So there is an increase chance of side effects, primarily gi. Although I do have patients who take Celebrex (celecoxib) daily for arthritis and use Ibuprofen sparingly for headaches. ...Read more

Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more


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Why is it when i take celebrex im so tired for a couple of hrs? wondered if i should just take advil instead, whats in it thats doing that?

Why is it when i take celebrex im so tired for a couple of hrs? wondered if i should just take advil instead, whats in it thats doing that?

Unusual: Fatigue or weakness is a most unusual side effect of celebrex in my experience. It is an anti-inflammatory that is more gentle on your stomach than other anti-inflammatory medications. You could try taking Advil or Aleve with food to see if you tolerate them better. ...Read more

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Can u take an Advil for a headache if you're on celebrex (celecoxib)? If not, is there anything safe for a headache?

Can u take an Advil for a headache if you're on celebrex (celecoxib)? If not, is there anything safe for a headache?

You can: Advil (inhibit both cox-1 and cox-2) and Celebrex (celecoxib) (selective for cox-2) are almost the same group of drugs. There are over 200 types primary headaches. Once the right type is established the recommendation could be made. Re. See your pcp for the proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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I take celebrex (celecoxib) with no problem. When i take aleve, advil, motrin, i break out in hives. Aren't they all nsaids? Am i alergic?

I take celebrex (celecoxib) with no problem.  When i take aleve, advil, motrin, i break out in hives. Aren't they all nsaids?  Am i alergic?

Yes and no: Celebrex (celecoxib) and advil are different classes of nsaids so you could be allergic to one and not the other just like you could be allergic to penicillin but not to other antibiotics. ...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


Celebrex (Definition)

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