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Doctor insights on: What Is Better For Osteoarthritis Celebrex Or Meloxicam

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Osteoarthritis (Definition)

Common degenerative problem of cartilage and joints. Simply stated it is wear and tear to a point that the joint no longer can keep up with depositing fresh cartilage and the joint space thins, bone becomes exposed and pailful, bone spurs and deformity may ensue. And ...Read more


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Celebrex (celecoxib) for osteoarthritis - is this a good medication for pain. Dr. Pres 200 mil 1 x a day?

Celebrex (celecoxib) for osteoarthritis - is this a good medication for pain. Dr. Pres 200 mil 1 x a day?

Yes: Try it for 2 weeks and then you will know. Celebrex (celecoxib) is generally as effective as any NSAID and carries less GI risk than most. ...Read more

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Cymbalta (duloxetine) or celebrex: what is better for treating osteoarthritis pain?

Celebrex (celecoxib): Is better for osteoarthritis. Cymbalta (duloxetine) is also good for generalized pain by changing how pain is processed in the spinal cord. ...Read more

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I am in constant pain from osteoarthritis an I am only 41 years of age. I work on ambulances so I am constantly moving. What can I take for pain. Aleve , or celebrex (celecoxib) help

I am in constant pain from osteoarthritis an I am only 41 years of age. I work on ambulances so I am constantly moving. What can I take for pain. Aleve , or celebrex (celecoxib) help

See Dr.: At your young age, you need a thorough evaluation regarding the cause of your joint pain. I suggest a rheumatologist. You will need some blod tests, possibly x-rays and then some prescribed meds and/or intervention for your pain and joints. ...Read more

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I have severe osteoarthritis in my knees. They can't be replaced. Was taking celebrex, (celecoxib) now have apap and vicodin. Suggestions for pain control?

I have severe osteoarthritis in my knees. They can't be replaced. Was taking celebrex, (celecoxib) now have apap and vicodin. Suggestions for pain control?

Severe Knee OA ...: ...Not amenable to surgery. Various modalities can be tried. Weight loss, proper footwear & posture, physical therapy, bracing, specific strengthening exercises & topical analgesics can be tried. Corticosteroid ("cortisone") injections used judiciously can provide added pain relief. Viscosupplement injections (hyaluronic acid injections). Treatment with prp has also been tried. ...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. .

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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Osteoarthritis of the knee. What do you recommend as treatment - celebrex (celecoxib) or naproxen - less damaging to the heart?

Celecoxib: That's the generic. It is excellent and this week a review of NAIDs indicated that it was among the least likely to cause a severe problem. Unpublished studies indicate it helps several other severe problems noted with aging. Great drug. Don't ignore the benefits of Glucosamine Chondroitin now well proven. Takes about 2 months to work and stays better after. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Kent
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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