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Celebrex And Alcohol
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
Pain relief: Celecoxib is licensed for use in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, acute pain, painful menstruation and menstrual symptoms, ankylosing spondylitis and to reduce the number of colon and rectal polyps in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis. It was originally intended to relieve pain while minimizing the gastrointestinal adverse effects usually seen with conventional nsaids. ...Read more
Taking 200mg of celebrex once daily. This medication seems to provide me with the greatest benefit. Is it good to also take pantaloc 40mg with this?
Yes: Pantaloc is GI protective. Even though Celebrex can be safer for the GI system it still can cause ulceration and distress. Protection the lining of the stomach is important with chronic NSAID use. You need to watch your blood pressure as well if there is any problems with that as well. Discuss with your doc. ...Read more
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