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I was on Celebrex (celecoxib) for years. Went off for 2 weeks for a nasal surgery. How long will it take to start working again??

I was on Celebrex (celecoxib) for years. Went off for 2 weeks for a nasal surgery. How long will it take to start working again??

Uncertain: It may start working right away, however all medications take about four doses to reach a steady state of drug concentration in the blood stream. Hope this helps! ...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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My MRI said I have a "intrtasubstance tear of the glenoid labrum". Celebrex (celecoxib) did nothing for me. Do I need surgery?

My MRI said I have a "intrtasubstance tear of the glenoid labrum". Celebrex (celecoxib) did nothing for me. Do I need surgery?

Diagnosis?: Be careful about assuming that the MRI reading is the same as a diagnosis. If you are having shoulder pain that has not responded to conservative treatment, get a second opinion with a shoulder specialist to establish a diagnosis and cause of your shoulder pain before making the decision for any surgery. http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=cz-kdc7bhww&list=uu15uuhuqiy9zdpywwxf31jg&index=1. ...Read more

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My doctor gave me some Celebrex (celecoxib) 400mg I have femoroacetabular impingement and surgery in 2 months. The bag says take 1 per day morn. Can I take pm?

My doctor gave me some Celebrex (celecoxib) 400mg I have femoroacetabular impingement and surgery in 2 months. The bag says take 1 per day morn. Can I take pm?

Why not ask?: The doctor who prescribed it is the best source for clarification. Call the office with your question and provide easy ways for the answer to get back to you at the doctor's convenience since it's not an emergency. They'll be happy to reply. It's probably okay, but ask. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Knee Surgery 1 month ago, a lot of pain meds. I am overusing my other knee. Should I ask my PCP or hepatologist for Celebrex (celecoxib) to ease pain/inflamation?

Knee Surgery 1 month ago, a lot of pain meds. I am overusing my other knee. Should I ask my PCP or hepatologist for Celebrex (celecoxib) to ease pain/inflamation?

Postop knee pain: Either md and or your surgeon can assist u with making the correct choices, if your knee pain is staying moderate to severe at 4 weeks post op u should be seen by your surgeon! L ...Read more

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I had a slap tear surgery 2 days ago. I have celebrex. Should I take tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen?

I had a slap tear surgery 2 days ago. I have celebrex. Should I take tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) prob. Better: If you take celebrex, don't take ibruprofen, they are both nsaids (non-steroidal anti-inflamatory drugs), and should not be taken together, (can lead to stomach irritation, ulcers, and bleeding). Tylenol (acetaminophen) would be preferred for pain if you don't have any liver or other problems limiting it's use. ...Read more

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Is there a better anti-inflamatory than. Celebrex?

Is there a better anti-inflamatory than. Celebrex?

See details: The best one is the one that works best for you. Different people may get better results with different nsaids. There is no one best NSAID for everyone. ...Read more

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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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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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What are the side effects of celebrex (celecoxib) use?

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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What side effects are associated with Celebrex (celecoxib)?

Celebrex (celecoxib): See: http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/celebrex-side-effects. Html

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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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Can you explain the difference between diclofenac and celebrex (celecoxib)?

Can you explain the difference between diclofenac and celebrex (celecoxib)?

NSAIDs: Both are considered non-steroidal anti inflamatory drugs. Diclofenac is a classic NSAID - affecting both cox 1/ cox 2, Celebrex (celecoxib) is primarily a cox 2 inhibitor- originally thought to be safer on the stomach lining than other nsaids there is no difference at a year. Both have a cardiac warning on there label. ...Read more

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Doctors can you tell me how often should I take 200 mg of celebrex (celecoxib)?

Depends: What is your diagnosis? Generally it is 200 mg once a day. It can be twice a day. It also can be a higher or lower dose once or twice a day. Ask your doctor about your particular case. ...Read more

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What is your opinion on the medication Celebrex (celecoxib)? Pros/cons to side effects

Not crazy about it: First of all, you indicate you are pregnant: I would not use it in pregnancy.Second, although it's touted as being gentler on your stomach than other NSAIDS, unlike most of the other NSAIDS like aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, etc., they are not linked to heart injury like Celebrex (celecoxib) is. In the non-pregnant patient with chronic pain, I'd rather use a diff. NSAID taken with food &/or acid reducer. ...Read more

Celebrex (Definition)

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