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What Is Better For Osteoarthritis Celebrex Or Meloxicam
I have severe osteoarthritis. I currently take Celebrex (celecoxib) 200mg 2x daily and 100mg of tramadol 3x daily. Still having pain, any suggestions?
Celebrex (celecoxib) for osteoarthritis — is this a good medication for pain. Dr. Pres 200 mil 1 x a day?
Hello Dr. Dean. I have been nodular osteoarthritis-53 yr old female. Can I take celebrex (celecoxib) with Instaflex?
Probably yes: Installed has many ingredients, none dangerous. I would take one or the other to know which is better ...Read more
Does long term use of NSAIDs such as Celebrex cause loss of cartilage or contribute to osteoarthritis?
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
I take Coumadin and follow my INR closely with a home monitoring device. I also have severe osteoarthritis. Can I take Celebrex (celecoxib)?
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 ...: 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
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
I am taking Celebrex for my mild to moderate Osteoarthritis to relieve the pain. Guess what. It is making the pain worse. So is switching from motrin to celebrex bad idea?! I wanted to protect my stomach from severe gastritis n Duodenitis I had.
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
Stomach irritation not worrisome but cardio issues worry me more. What should I take for my osteoarthritis — buffered aspirin, naproxen, or celebrex (celecoxib)?
Different people: Respond differently. A good strategy is to try one for 2 weeks. If it works well, continue. If not, switch to the other for 2wks. ...Read more
Depends.: Celebrex, or celecoxib, las a lower risk of bleeding from the gut, but also is the only NSAID that does not block the effect of low dose Aspirin used to prevent heart disease or stroke. Meloxicam blocks aspirins effect, as do all other drugs like Naproxen (aleve), and Ibuprofen (motrin). Unfortunately, Celebrex remains on patent and is much more expensive. For most, Meloxicam is a good choice. ...Read more
Can't get Celebrex (celecoxib). Health Care District here prescribes generics. Got Meloxicam instead. Need clarification on what happens at 15mg as opposed to 7.5?
see details: There is not a lot of difference except Meloxicam is much cheaper. Both have equivalent benefits and GI risks. ...Read more
I have osteoarthritis (shoulder) what can I do myself to help? Had meloxicam for 30 days and told the next step would be injections if they don't work
Sounds OK: With no improvement after a month of meloxicam, a corticoteroid (cortisone-like drug) injection in the shoulder is a logical next step. It can be very effective -- often totally pain free in a day or two. The injection itself is simple and not very painful, assuming the doctor is experienced in the procedure. If your doctor recommends it, follow her advice. ...Read more
Similar: Both are inhibitors of the enzyme cyclooxygenase (cox). There are two forms of this enzyme. Celebrex is considered active against "cox2 only" and Mobic (meloxicam) is considered active against "mostly cox2." this may make them gentler on the stomach than traditional medications like ibuprofen, naproxen, etc. ...Read more
What is a good alternative to the crazy side effects of mobic (meloxicam) and celebrex for my inflammation in my joints?
I got x rays shows I have osteoarthritis in both my knees I'm taking meloxicam, tylenol (acetaminophen) and vicodin just to get threw work how bad is that for me?
Naproxen 500mg, mobic (meloxicam) 7.5mg, acroxia 90mg n celebrex 200mg. Which one doesn't cause anxiety n more effective as anti-inflammatory for joint/ muscle?
Personal Choice: Acroxia is not available in my country, so I can't answer there. For the others, different people have different results and what you end up loving your brother or sister might hate. There is no way to know in advance, just have to try to see! Anxiety if very unusual with all of these. ...Read more