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I am in constant pain from osteoarthritis an I am only 41 years of age. I work on ambulances so I am constantly moving. What can I take for pain. Aleve , or celebrex (celecoxib) help

I am in constant pain from osteoarthritis an I am only 41 years of age. I work on ambulances so I am constantly moving. What can I take for pain. Aleve , or celebrex (celecoxib) help

See Dr.: At your young age, you need a thorough evaluation regarding the cause of your joint pain. I suggest a rheumatologist. You will need some blod tests, possibly x-rays and then some prescribed meds and/or intervention for your pain and joints. ...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 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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I have been taken naproxen for abdomanl pains and are not working can I take my celebrex (celecoxib) too, to see if the pain subsides ?

I have been taken naproxen for abdomanl pains and are not working can I take my celebrex (celecoxib) too, to see if the pain subsides
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Not recomended: naproxen and celebrex are both NSAIDS and in general we do not recommend they be taken simultaneously. they are of different classes but two NSAIDS together is not wise.

You could try Tylenol (acetaminophen) with either medication ...Read more

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Can I take naproxen and celebrex (celecoxib) together for plantar fasciitis?

Can I take naproxen and celebrex (celecoxib) together for plantar fasciitis?

No: Do not take more than one Non steroidal antiinflammatory at a time. You are increasing your chances of negative side effects and toxicity. Your kidney function and cardiovascular function are at the top of the list. See a practitioner to help you with non medication approaches to your problem. ...Read more

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Is celebrex (celecoxib) safer than aleve?

Is celebrex (celecoxib) safer than aleve?

yes: Less GI damage, especially in people over age 51.
Cardiac risk has been controversial - possibly noted if 200 mg taken twice a day, but not if 400 mg taken once a day. ...Read more

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What is safer? Celebrex (celecoxib) or aleve?

What is safer? Celebrex (celecoxib) or aleve?

See details: Celebrex (celecoxib) has a much lower risk for GI irritation than aleve. However, aleve may have a lower cardiac risk although the risk for Celebrex (celecoxib) may be extremely low as well. ...Read more

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Celebrex (celecoxib) is it better than aleve?

Less side effects: Causes less gastrointestinal side effects like bleeding and is fda approved for pain due to arthritis. ...Read more

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What does celebrex (celecoxib) have that Aleve doesn't have?

What does celebrex (celecoxib) have that Aleve doesn't have?

See details: The are different nsaids. Naproxen is a proprionic acid derivative while Celebrex (celecoxib) is a cox 2 inhibitor. There one common feature is there anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties. Celebrex (celecoxib) has less GI risk and Naproxen may possibly have less cardiac risk. ...Read more

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Celebrex (celecoxib) vs Aleve for knee pain, which is recommended?

Celebrex (celecoxib) vs Aleve for knee pain, which is recommended?

Have stomach probs?: Celebrex (celecoxib) has been used for patients with gastritis, history of stomach ulcer, as it has a better protective function. ...Read more

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Motrin Aleve or celebrex (celecoxib) for arthritis, which is better?

Motrin Aleve or celebrex (celecoxib) for arthritis, which is better?

Celebrex (celecoxib): Because the chances to develop gastric discomfort/pain with Celebrex (celecoxib) is much lower and also because you can take it once or twice a day only, Celebrex (celecoxib) would be better. ...Read more

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Celebrex (celecoxib) or naproxen for tendinitis, which one is more efficient?

Celebrex (celecoxib) or naproxen for  tendinitis, which one is more efficient?

They are both good: The celebrex (celecoxib) is more selective for cox-2 and thus less likely to cause problems with bleeding and gastritis but both should be just as effective for the tendonitis itself. ...Read more

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I hav an 70mm L5-S1 disc rupture pressin on left & right nerve roots causin rediculopathy. In addition to Lyrica- Celebrex or Naproxen? What's better

I hav an 70mm L5-S1 disc rupture pressin on left &  right nerve roots causin rediculopathy. In addition to Lyrica- Celebrex or Naproxen? What's better

Metylprednisolone: A brief course of steroids can improve nerve inflammation significantly surgerybcan speed psin relief as well should conservative measures fail sorry you are rxperiencing nerve pain ...Read more

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Which is more affective pain management of a gouty foot flare-up, Naproxen or Celebrex (celecoxib)? (along with Colchicine) Allipurinol already prescribed.

Probably naproxen: Naproxen has been used for many years to treat acute episodes of gout-colcichine has been used longer but has more side effects if pushed.Celebrex (celecoxib) is an N SAID too but used more for having less gastrointestinal side effects. So the person who knows best with your history is the prescribing. Doctor. ...Read more

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Osteoarthritis of the knee. What do you recommend as treatment - celebrex (celecoxib) or naproxen - less damaging to the heart?

Celecoxib: That's the generic. It is excellent and this week a review of NAIDs indicated that it was among the least likely to cause a severe problem. Unpublished studies indicate it helps several other severe problems noted with aging. Great drug. Don't ignore the benefits of Glucosamine Chondroitin now well proven. Takes about 2 months to work and stays better after. ...Read more

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Naproxen 500mg, mobic (meloxicam) 7.5mg, acroxia 90mg n celebrex 200mg. Which one doesn't cause anxiety n more effective as anti-inflammatory for joint/ muscle?

Naproxen 500mg,  mobic (meloxicam) 7.5mg, acroxia 90mg n celebrex 200mg. Which one doesn't cause anxiety n more effective as anti-inflammatory for joint/ muscle?

Personal Choice: Acroxia is not available in my country, so i can't answer there. For the others, different people have different results and what you end up loving your brother or sister might hate. There is no way to know in advance, just have to try and see! anxiety if very unusual with all of these. ...Read more

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Diag with sle. Dr had me on celebrex (celecoxib) &chloroquine sulphate. Changed to naproxen cos cele was toocostly. My legs hurt ever since. Help.

Diag with sle. Dr had me on celebrex (celecoxib) &chloroquine sulphate.  Changed to naproxen cos cele was toocostly. My legs hurt ever since. Help.

Details of lupus: You need to be seen by a rheumatologist as treatment for lupus encompasses a thorough history taking, exam and correlation with diagnostic tests with goals towards appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with adult stills disease, I've been on celabrex, naproxen, predisone n now sulindac, noneofthese relieve pain, wut should I take next?

I've been diagnosed with adult stills disease, I've been on celabrex, naproxen, predisone n now sulindac, noneofthese relieve pain, wut should I take next?

Adult Still Disease: Adult still's disease is notable for high fevers, rash, joint swelling and pain. If pain is the prime symptom especially with swelling and tenderness, then emphasis should be on prevening joint damage as well as pain. Methotrexate alone or in combination with a biological medication such as antitnf or IV tocilizumabin are often effective. ...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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Celebrex (celecoxib) or aleeve better for joint pain?

Celebrex (celecoxib) or aleeve better for joint pain?

Both should work: They are both nsaids and should work well. Different people seem to respond better to one NSAID vs another. Try both and see which works for you. ...Read more

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Left forearm pain radiating between wrist and elbow. No relief with pt, naproxen and celebrax. Pt trainer puzzled. No nerve damage. Very painful.

May be several thing: There are many possible causes although it sounds like possible tendinitis or bursitis of the elbow. It depends on whether the pain is present at rest or with activity and if there are particular activities that cause the pain. With no history of trauma best to see an orthopedist or rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take Celebrex (celecoxib)?

Can pregnant women take Celebrex (celecoxib)?

Celebrex (celecoxib): Celebrex (celecoxib) is FDA Pregnancy Category C. This is not well studied in human pregnancy and should be discussed with MD. ...Read more

Naproxen (Definition)

Naproxen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It inhibits cyclooxygenase thus reducing ...Read more


Celebrex (Definition)

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