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.
it depends. Celebrex (celecoxib) has less GI risk. It is controversial whether there is an increased cardiac risk with celebrex (celecoxib). Any risk is small.

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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...
Celebrex (celecoxib) Depends. Both are nsaids. Celebrex (celecoxib) is primarily a cox-2 inhibitor so it was originally thought to be less likely to cause reflux, stomach ulcers. Long term it has not shown any difference a year out. Both have a cardiac warning, although at least theoretically aleve(naproxen) would be less likely to cause this. Short term both are fine as long as you do not have and kidney or heart disease. Read more...

Doc just put me on celebrex (celecoxib). Been taking hi-dose Aleve daily for chronic back pain for 3 years. Is celebrex (celecoxib) safer for my GI than the aleve?

Likely so. Celebrex (celecoxib) is the only cox-2 inhibitor left on market, as others had risks of heart problems and Celebrex (celecoxib) does not. Because of mechanism should not cause stomach problems, such as gastritis or ulcers. Should be far safer over the long run, than standard nsaid's. Read more...
Yes. Celebrex (celecoxib) is less harsh on the stomach than aleve. Celebrex (celecoxib) is an nsaids called cox-2 inhibitors that can ease pain and inflammation with less gastrointestinal damage than traditional nsaids do. Read more...

What does celebrex (celecoxib) have that Aleve doesn't have?

See details. The are different nsaids. Naproxen is a proprionic acid derivative while Celebrex (celecoxib) is a cox 2 inhibitor. There one common feature is there anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties. Celebrex (celecoxib) has less GI risk and Naproxen may possibly have less cardiac risk. Read more...

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...

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...