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Does celebrex (celecoxib) contain any blood thinning medications?

Does celebrex (celecoxib) contain any blood thinning medications?

Not exactly: Celebrex (celecoxib) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). The nsaids are felt to have some "blood thinning" properties, and they can increase the risk of bleeding particularly when taken in combination with true blood thinners such as warfarin. ...Read more

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Anticoagulant (Definition)

Anticoagulants are any of a variety of drugs which decrease the body's ability to make or sustain blood clots. They fall, generally, into two categories. Drugs like Aspirin and clopidogrel (plavix) prevent platelets from forming the initial stages of a clot. Drugs like warfarin (coumadin) and dabigatran (pradaxa) block the later process ...Read more


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Does celebrex (celecoxib) thin blood?

Does celebrex (celecoxib) thin blood?

No: Celebrex (celecoxib) is a non steroidal anti-inflammatory medication. It does not thin the blood. ...Read more

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Early Ra. AntiCCP + 17. Other blood negative. Doc1: MTX 7.5mg, Plaquenil 400mg, Celebrex (celecoxib). Doc2: Plaquenil 200mg, Pred 5mg, Celebrex (celecoxib) . Confused. ?

Early Ra. AntiCCP + 17. Other blood negative. 

Doc1: MTX 7.5mg, Plaquenil 400mg, Celebrex (celecoxib). 

Doc2: Plaquenil 200mg, Pred 5mg, Celebrex (celecoxib) . 

Confused. ?

Reasonable: You have the opportunity to do very well. Early RA responds better to any of the treatments compared to late RA (disease > 2 years). If you still have pain, stiffness, fatigue on this regimen, talk to your Rheumatologist about adding a biologic medication such as Enbrel, Humira or Remicade (infliximab). There are several others, but I usually start with one of these. Would help get rid of the prednisone. ...Read more

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Is taking celebrex (celecoxib) 200mg every day harmful to the heart or blood pressure? I have severe osteoarthritis in the knees that the pills really help. .

Is taking celebrex (celecoxib) 200mg every day harmful to the heart or blood pressure? I have severe osteoarthritis in the knees that the pills really help.
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Possibly: Celebrex (celecoxib) can raise bp by causing sodium retention in the kidney and increase chance of heart attacks by increasing platelet reactivity. If one has risk factors for heart disease then taking celebrex (celecoxib) should be with great caution. Advise a thorough cardiac evaluation. ...Read more

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I have back pain & migrain today. i check my blood pressure is 151/101. i go to hospital.. the doctor give me celebrex (celecoxib) 200mg cap. have a side effect?

Sometimes it does: The principal side effects of Celebrex (celecoxib) are stomach irritation, increase in BP. See how you feel by tomorrow. Most people don't have serious side effects with it. ...Read more

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I am fiftytwo. I'm taking Benicar ranatadine colododyne potassium celebrex (celecoxib) adderahl. My blood pressure is still running 185/118 pulse 82. ?

I am fiftytwo. I'm taking Benicar ranatadine colododyne potassium celebrex (celecoxib) adderahl. My blood pressure is still running 185/118 pulse 82. ?

Consult nephrologist: A nephrologist can screen for hormonal causes of hypertension, and sort out your medications. Kidney function should be checked, as Celebrex (celecoxib) can affect it. Adderall can affect blood pressure. You should get a BP monitor to check and track your blood pressure at home. This is more useful than isolated measurements at doctor's office. ...Read more

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Is it ok to get botox if you are on blood thinning medication?

Is it ok to get botox if you are on blood thinning medication?

No problem: I've given Botox to about 7, 000 headache patients and many were on Aspirin or prescription blood thinners and I have not seen any increase in bleeding or bruising. It is important to make sure that the doctor uses a 30-gauge needle (or thinner) and is experienced in this procedure. ...Read more

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I am on blood thinning medication can I also take glucosamine ?

I am on blood thinning medication can I also take glucosamine ?

Yes: Yes, there is no problem taking glucosamine. Make sure that you talk to your doctor about which foods to avoid if you are on a blood thinner. ...Read more

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Is it possible to find any lactose free blood thinning medications?

Is it possible to find any lactose free blood thinning medications?

Maybe: A person on blood thinners can ask his prescribing doctor to look for a tablet that does not contain lactose. Some medications contain lactose, while others do not. If no lactose-free tablets are available, the person can just take the lactose-containing medication with a lactaid lactase enzyme tablet, to digest the lactose from the medication. ...Read more

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Is geting a tattoo safe when you are on a blood thinning medication?

Tattoo: Getting a tattoo is always an infection risk. If there's bleeding, it will be considerably worse when taking anticoagulants. Not a good idea. ...Read more

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I have a total of 6 stents, how long should I expect to be on plavix (clopidogrel) or other blood thinning medication?

Depends: It doesn't matter so much how many stents you have but why you have them, what do you your other arteries look like and when were they put in. For instance, if a patient had stents for a heart attack and got 2 stents and then got 2 more 8 months later and then another 2 in a year, i might recommend life long antiplatelet treatment with Aspirin (81 mg) and plavix (clopidogrel). ...Read more

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I 'am on blood thinning medication . Can i check for genetic blood disorders while taking blood thinning?

I 'am on blood thinning medication . Can i check for genetic blood disorders while taking blood thinning?

Yes-any genetic test: If blood work is needed, be sure to elevate your arm, with pressure on the withdrawal site for several minutes, to prevent a nasty bruise. A pressure dressing should be applied. ...Read more

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I take a blood thinning drug called clopidogrel can I have a tattoo done?

I take a blood thinning drug called clopidogrel can I have a tattoo done?

Tattoo: Getting a tattoo is always an infection risk. If there's bleeding, it will be considerably worse when taking anticoagulants. Not a good idea. ...Read more

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About blood thinning medication--is dose reduced if I am very sensitive to baby aspirin even?

About blood thinning medication--is dose reduced if I am very sensitive to baby aspirin even?

Testing required: All blood thinning agents must be monitored as everyone may react differently to the different medications. Even after a proper level is reached regular lab tests are required to monitor them. Think of diabetics who must constantly monitor their Insulin levels may help you understand the reason for testing. ...Read more

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If you are taking a stains, blood thinning, hypertension medication, should your blood liver and kidney profile be normal?

Lab tests: Person of unknown age, gender, ethnicity, medical Hx asks if taking stains(statins?), BP meds, blood thinner should blood liver and kid profile be normal? ANS: usually if all going well and eating correctly they should all be normal. If on Coumadin (warfarin) clotting tests should not be "normal" but in therapeutic range. These ? Best answered by your team who know u much better. ...Read more

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Will blood thinning medication cause bleeding behind the eye?

Will blood thinning medication cause bleeding behind the eye?

Anticoagulation eye: Anticoagulation medications like Aspirin and coumadin, (warfarin) will not cause bleeding . However, if bleeding is started for instance from trauma, blood dyscrasias, or blood vessel anomalies, then bleeding from these sources can be prolonged and exaggerated. In most cases, the blood thinner should be stopped while the cause of bleeding is addressed. ...Read more

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Will amputation help my 87 year old mom? Her treatment included blood thinning medications. Her toe has turned black and the her dr. Says do nothing.

Will amputation help my 87 year old mom? Her treatment included blood thinning medications. Her toe has turned black and the her dr. Says do nothing.

Toe black: Although this sounds like gangrene and a needed amputation , it may not be necessary. Waiting does nothing wrong. As a wise man said - you can always do surgery. What you can't do is undo it. See your podiatrist also - second thoughts never hurt anyone. ...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