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I have severe psoriatic arthritis, celebrex (celecoxib) is my wonder drug.. Only I can't afford a name brand right now, what would be the next best drug n generic?

I have severe psoriatic arthritis, celebrex (celecoxib) is my wonder drug.. Only I can't afford a name brand right now, what would be the next best drug n generic?

Psoriasis: Biologics are revolutionizing how psoriasis/arthritis are treated, and what psoriasis patients are coming to expect from their psoriasis treatments. Anti-psoriasis biologics have been developed based on current understanding of the abnormal immune system responses that contribute to the disease-enbrel, humira, Remicade and stelara (ustekinumab). ...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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Help can celebrex (celecoxib) have a generic brand?

Patent expires 2014: Pfizer has fought to extend it's patent, but now it expires this year. How soon an FDA approved generic will be available in the U.S is not yet given. It is available in other countries,but not legal to fill RXs from U.S. Beware of internet offers though. ...Read more

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Is celebrex (celecoxib) a good drug for hip pain?

Is celebrex (celecoxib) a good drug for hip pain?

Yes!: It is very good, and has an advantage of being able to be used with low dose asa , without negating it's cardio protection. It also is less likely to cause GI issues! that said, if these are not important, other generic drugs are cheaper and can give equally effective pain relief! ...Read more

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How are nsaid drugs such as celebrex (celecoxib) different from ordinary pain killers?

How are nsaid drugs such as celebrex (celecoxib) different from ordinary pain killers?

Work @ Injury: For the most part, these meds work at the site of inflammation which is causing the pain. They also have some effect on the brain's perception of pain but the main point of effect is at the area of injury. Injured tissues release toxins which the nsaid's retard the formation of in the local area.Celebrex (celecoxib) is unique from other nsaid's in that it does not thin the blood. ...Read more

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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?

Depends on pt: For most, it is like the difference between 400mg Ibuprofen and 800mg. Some get increased pain relief, some don't notice much of a difference. If still uncomfortable, tell your Dr and give it a try. ...Read more

Celebrex (Definition)

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