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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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Who should not take Celebrex (celecoxib)?

Who should not take Celebrex (celecoxib)?

Celebrex (celecoxib): Should not be used in patients with known hypersensitivity to celecoxib, aspirin, or other NSAIDs, sulfonamides.n patients with active gastrointestinal bleeding, or the treatment of peri-operative pain in the setting of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery or iIn patients who have experienced asthma, urticaria, or allergic-type reactions after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs. See: ...Read more

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Can I take celebrex (celecoxib) and wellbrution at same time in the morning?

Can I take celebrex (celecoxib) and wellbrution at same time in the morning?

Yes, you can: These medications may be used together without a problem. However, always talk with your doctor about all medicines you take. ...Read more

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Can you take celebrex (celecoxib) if you took Alev 3 hours ago with no back relief?

Can you take celebrex (celecoxib) if you took Alev 3 hours ago with no back relief?

You can try Celebrex (celecoxib): But watch your stomach, it may irritate your stomach lining and give you heart burn or reflux problems, especially with Aleve (naproxen) already on board. Take with food and use some antiacids if you can. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take Celebrex (celecoxib)?

Celebrex (celecoxib): Celebrex (celecoxib) is FDA Pregnancy Category C. This is not well studied in human pregnancy and should be discussed with MD. ...Read more

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Can you take celebrex (celecoxib) for migraine?

Can you take celebrex (celecoxib) for migraine?

Yes: However, there are more especific medications for migraine, such as the triptans (sumax) that are more effective. ...Read more

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Can I take celebrex (celecoxib) and zanaflex at the same time?

Can I take celebrex (celecoxib) and zanaflex at the same time?

Usually yes. : They can be usually taken together but it's always a good idea to run it by your physician. ...Read more

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Can I take celebrex (celecoxib) and dicyclomine at the same time?

Interaction: There is no known interaction between above two meds. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's okay to take celebrex (celecoxib) while taking nitrofurantoin mono mcr 1 100mg?

Drug interaction: Checker revealed no significant medication interactions between nitrofurantion ; celebrex (celecoxib). ...Read more

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Is it safe to take celebrex (celecoxib) while on coumadin?

Not entirely: Coumadin (warfarin) has numerous interactions with other drugs which in the majority of cases makes the inr too high and can cause bleeding. While this is not a huge issue with celebrex, (celecoxib) you have the other factor: all nsaids can cause stomach bleeding, and such bleeding is worse in patients taking coumadin. Celebrex (celecoxib) somewhat safer than others, but not completely. Discuss risk/benefit w yr doctor. ...Read more

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Can I take celebrex (celecoxib) & sungular after tummy tuck?

Can I take celebrex (celecoxib) & sungular after tummy tuck?

Yes but...: These medications should be fine but always best to run these types of questions by your plastic surgeon who knows you, your situation, allergiesÂ… be careful about mixing these medications with prescribed medications as well. ...Read more

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How fast is celebrex (celecoxib) works? For acute pain, is it better to take celebrex (celecoxib) vs. Advil vs. Motrin?

Stick with cheap: Stick with advil or aleve. The over-the-counter forms are cheap. Celebrex (celecoxib) is prescription only and very expensive. They all have similar effectiveness. ...Read more

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I have severe osteoarthritis. I currently take Celebrex (celecoxib) 200mg 2x daily and 100mg of tramadol 3x daily. Still having pain, any suggestions?

See details: I am impossible to answer without a detailed history, physical exam and review of imaging studies. Ask your own doctor that question or get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Should a patient with shellfish allergies take celebrex (celecoxib)?

Should a patient with shellfish allergies take celebrex (celecoxib)?

No need to avoid: Allergic reactions to shellfish (shrimp, crab, lobster, oysters, etc) are due to ige allergic antibody to the meat/muscle protein called tropomyosin. Adverse reactions to Celebrex (celecoxib) and other nsaids are unrelated to this and have a different mechanism of triggering allergic type reactions. There should be no connection between the two. ...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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I take celebrex (celecoxib) with no problem. When I take aleve, advil, motrin, I break out in hives. Aren't they all nsaids? Am i alergic?

I take celebrex (celecoxib) with no problem.  When I take aleve, advil, motrin, I break out in hives. Aren't they all nsaids?  Am i alergic?

Yes and no: Celebrex (celecoxib) and advil are different classes of nsaids so you could be allergic to one and not the other just like you could be allergic to penicillin but not to other antibiotics. ...Read more

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I get red painful sores on the bottoms of my feet. I take celebrex (celecoxib) and they go away, but if I am out for even a few days, they come back. They are not open cuts, just raised, red, painful splotches. My PCP has no idea what they are.

I get red painful sores on the bottoms of my feet. I take celebrex (celecoxib) and they go away, but if I am out for even a few days, they come back. They are not open cuts, just raised, red, painful splotches. My PCP has no idea what they are.

Sores: You might have a fungal infection (athlete's foot), or may be developing calluses from biomechanical issues with your feet. I would recommend visiting a local foot doctor when you are having a flare-up so that the doctor may appreciate what is happening and what the lesions look like ...Read more

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Have ulcerative colitis. Taking Lialda for four years. Can I take Celebrex (celecoxib) for arthritis pain? I know I can't use aspirin or ibuprofen.

Yes for short time: If your IBD is in remission then, you can use Celebrex (celecoxib) for up to 14 days without risk to your IBD. Otherwise, no there is a contraindication against the drug. ...Read more

Celebrex (Definition)

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


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