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Celebrex (Overview)

Celecoxib is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a kind of pain medication.


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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

Celebrex (Overview)

Celecoxib is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a kind of pain medication.


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Please describe the medication: celebrex (celecoxib)?

Please describe the medication: celebrex (celecoxib)?

NSAID: Celebrex (celecoxib) 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 (celecoxib) is not a narcotic. 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.

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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I suffer daily back pain & tendonitis is it ok to use celebrex (celecoxib)? I had gastric bypass roue en y back in 2008

I suffer daily back pain & tendonitis is it ok to use celebrex (celecoxib)? I had gastric bypass roue en y back in 2008

Yes but: In general yes you can use Celebrex (celecoxib) in spite if your gastric surgery need to be ce refill not to take it on empty stomach Read more

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Is it safe to take celebrex (celecoxib) if you have GERD and hiatal hernia?

Is it safe to take celebrex (celecoxib) if you have GERD and hiatal hernia?

Probably yes: As long as you are not having any GI bleeding from your hiatal hernia causing ulcers then you should be safe taking celebrex (celecoxib). If you have chronic gerd and a hiatal hernia then you should consider seeing a surgeon that specializes in anti-reflux surgery because it can be repaired laparoscopically, usually just with an overnight stay in the hospital, and be off acid medicine for good. Read more

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Can I take guaifenesin 400 mg/phenylephrine HCl 10 mg safely with these meds Plaquenil, Cymbalta, Vyvanse, Omeprazole, ambien Linzess, Valium Celebrex

Can I take guaifenesin 400 mg/phenylephrine HCl 10 mg safely with these meds Plaquenil, Cymbalta, Vyvanse, Omeprazole, ambien Linzess, Valium Celebrex

What do you mean by: Safely? There have not been any drug-drug interaction studies with Linzess as yet. There is a risk of serotonergic syndrome with combining guaifenesin, phenylnephrine, Cymbalta (duloxetine) and Vyvance. Ambien is for occasional use. I would not combine it with Valium. Other than that you're fine. 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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How long does celebrex (celecoxib) take to work?

Varies: It varies in patient to patient, but if I am treating a chronic arthritic condition, I will usually advise my patients to stay on it for at least 3 weeks to determine if there is a benefit or not. Read more

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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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How many celebrex (celecoxib) can be taken safely per day?

How many celebrex (celecoxib) can be taken safely per day?

Upto two: Of the 200mg, 4 of the 100mg, depends on with u are treating, and your kidney function. Read more

Dr. Robert Kent
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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