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Was orudis kt taken off the market?

Was orudis kt taken off the market?

Yes: Wyeth the drug company took it off the market on its own. Wyeth states it was not for safety reasons or that it was not effective. The thought is it that wyeth did not want to have to deal with potential side effects and possible law suits like Bextra and vioxx went through. ...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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Are 50 mg tiloket and ketoprofen capsules the same?

Are 50 mg tiloket and ketoprofen capsules the same?

Gel vs Oral: Tiloket is a gel or capsule form of Ketoprofen the gel form will work better for localized areas of pain and possibly result in less side effects or organ damage since it is not ingested thus less of the drug is systemic. The oral form is a better choice if you have diffuse pain. The oral tiloket and Ketoprofen are fairly similar. Ketoprofen is a NSAID similar to alleve. ...Read more

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Is mobic, aciphex, (rabeprazole) flexeril, and a compounded cream with ketoprofen, baclofen, lidocaine all together safe?

Is mobic, aciphex, (rabeprazole) flexeril, and a compounded cream with ketoprofen, baclofen,  lidocaine all together safe?

Maybe not: There is a slight risk of combining the Mobic and the Ketoprofen. Those two meds are in the same class & could cause stomach ulcers or kidney damage (do NOT use if have kidney prob). We just don't know if enough of the Ketoprofen would be absorbed systemically to cause a problem. Aciphex (rabeprazole) protects against ulcers. The Flexeril and Baclofen are also in the same class and could cause sedation. ...Read more

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What do the pills voltaren (diclofenac) effective for?

What do the pills voltaren (diclofenac) effective for?

Like aleve/motrin: Voltaren is a branded antiiflammatory medicine called diclofenac, in the same family as aleve/motrin etc... It is a tad bit stronger with somewhat higher incidence of side effects (mostly gastrointestinal symptoms/liver abnormality etc..) it has very much the same indication as these two medicine, unfortunately only available (as a gel form too) by prescription. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are feldene (piroxicam) tablets used for; back pain?

What are feldene (piroxicam) tablets used for; back pain?

Yes, and other thing: Feldene (piroxicam) (meloxicam) is a non steroidal anti inflammatory drug (NSAID) which is used for back pain and other conditions. ...Read more

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Is eaquate brand acedemenophen okay to take with the tylenol (acetaminophen) recall?

Is eaquate brand acedemenophen okay to take with the tylenol (acetaminophen) recall?

Yes: None of the generics were recalled, so any of them are perfectly safe to use. Be sure if you are using for a child, though, that you know the dose to give based on child's weight and how much is in each tsp of the formulation you actually have. ...Read more

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Is naproxen sodium the same prescription as ibuprofen?

Is naproxen sodium the same prescription as ibuprofen?

NSAID's: Both are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids) but they are not the same medication. ...Read more

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What are the results of tramadol hydrochloride/diclofenic sodium enteric coated tablets/ entrocalm loperamide capsules o/d?

What are the results of tramadol hydrochloride/diclofenic sodium enteric coated tablets/ entrocalm loperamide capsules o/d?

If you are having: thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more

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What are bextra valdecoxib tablets used for?

What are bextra valdecoxib tablets used for?

Withdrawn: Bextra {generic name valdecoxib} was removed from the market in 2005 by G.D. Searle because of increased risk of heart attack ad stroke. It is a COX-II non-steroidal inflammatory drug and was used to treat various arthritic disorders. ...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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What are the side effects of celecoxib capsules?

See details: The major issue is an increase risk of GI problems. The other issues are rare. The increased risk of cardiac problems is controversial and the data with Celebrex (celecoxib) is not impressive, imo. ...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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What are the side effects that are associated with celecoxib ?

Generally fewer: Celebrex (celecoxib) is a cox-2 specific nsaid. As such, it reduces pain and inflammation, with far fewer side effects than non cox-2 specific agents. Less GI upset, fewer bleeding issues, etc. In general, the safest NSAID out there. ...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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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

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Is celebrex (celecoxib) a narcotic?

No, just an NSAID: Celebrex (celecoxib) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication. It does not work on any mu receptors as opioids do and does not cause any central cognitive effects. It works at the site of inflammation only. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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What is better -- celecoxib or meloxicam?

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What is better -- celecoxib or meloxicam?

NSAIDS: Meloxicam and Celecoxib are non steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. They are both effective medications. The effectiveness varies from individual to individual. ...Read more

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Celebrex (Definition)

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