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Dr. Mark Ingerman
11 doctors shared insights

Valdecoxib (Overview)

Valdecoxib is a pain medication.


Dr. Mark Ingerman
11 doctors shared insights

Valdecoxib (Overview)

Valdecoxib is a pain medication.


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What are valdecoxib tablets for?

What are valdecoxib tablets for?

Pain/inflammation: Valdecoxib is an anti-inflammatory agent used in the treatment of pain, swelling and inflammation in people with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. ...Read more

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Mobic (meloxicam) vs diclofenac which works better?

Mobic (meloxicam) vs diclofenac which works better?

hard to say: Different people respond best to different nsaids. That said, diclofenac often seems to be the stronger agent. ...Read more

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Is mobic (meloxicam) 7.5mg addicting?

Is mobic (meloxicam) 7.5mg addicting?

Not Addicting: No it's not addicting, take it when you have pain and discuss with your doctor how olongapo he or she wants you on it! Don't Worry ...Read more

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Is celebrex (celecoxib) stronger than meloxicam?

Is celebrex (celecoxib) stronger than meloxicam?

Highly variable: Different people respond to various nsaids (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) differently - you can't predict which will be better for you. You have to try them both (at least in my experience). ...Read more

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Is celebrex (celecoxib) safer than aleve?

Is celebrex (celecoxib) safer than aleve?

yes: Less GI damage, especially in people over age 51. Cardiac risk has been controversial - possibly noted if 200 mg taken twice a day, but not if 400 mg taken once a day. ...Read more

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What is safer? Celebrex (celecoxib) or aleve?

What is safer? Celebrex (celecoxib) or aleve?

See details: Celebrex (celecoxib) has a much lower risk for GI irritation than aleve. However, aleve may have a lower cardiac risk although the risk for Celebrex (celecoxib) may be extremely low as well. ...Read more

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How effective is celecoxib (Celebrex) for treating ankylosing spondylitis?

How effective is celecoxib (Celebrex) for treating ankylosing spondylitis?

May help pain: Celebrex (celecoxib) can relieve some of the symptoms, but will not change the anatomical issues. Physical therapy has a much better chance of assisting you. ...Read more

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Is mobic (meloxicam) stronger than celebrex?

Is mobic (meloxicam) stronger than celebrex?

The same!: Equal. Individuals respond differently to either/or, but similar in response! ...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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Motrin Aleve or celebrex (celecoxib) for arthritis, which is better?

Motrin Aleve or celebrex (celecoxib) for arthritis, which is better?

Celebrex (celecoxib): Because the chances to develop gastric discomfort/pain with Celebrex (celecoxib) is much lower and also because you can take it once or twice a day only, Celebrex (celecoxib) would be better. ...Read more

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Is celebrex (celecoxib) or diclofenac better for arthritis?

Is celebrex (celecoxib) or diclofenac better for arthritis?

NSAIDS: Celebrex (celecoxib) and diclofenac are nsaids. They are used as pain killer. They are both good for arthritis. The better medication for you would be the one that relieves your pain. ...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 Celebrex (celecoxib) used for?

What is Celebrex (celecoxib) used for?

Celebrex (celecoxib): Celebrex (celecoxib) is a This is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicine that treats pain. ...Read more

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Any interactions plaquenil methotrexate motrin800 Tylenol500 folic acid prilosec aspirin lopressor cartia imdur ambian singulair xyzal (levocetirizine) melatonin ?

Any interactions plaquenil methotrexate motrin800 Tylenol500 folic acid prilosec aspirin lopressor cartia imdur ambian singulair  xyzal (levocetirizine) melatonin ?

Too many: You are taking so many drugs that it is difficult to tell whether drug interaction may occur. Even if you run a profile in Epocrates , it is impossible to tell whether a combination with another drug may lead to interaction. Thus you will require close monitoring by your doctor and be on the lookout for any adverse effects. ...Read more

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Are imuran (azathioprine) tablets effective?

Are imuran (azathioprine) tablets effective?

Quite Effective: Imuran (azathioprine) is usually prescribed as an immune suppressant in transplant patients, for rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's and ulcerative colitis. It has been found to be quite effective in these conditions. ...Read more