Question: Is it OK to take Celebrex every day?

Twice daily dosing is recommended; more frequent dosing does not necessarily improve response. Response to different NSAIDs can vary so switching types (for example, from Celebrex to naproxen) may improve response.

Can Celebrex be taken long-term?

Celebrex is taken on a short-term basis to relieve acute pain, such as back pain or menstrual cramps. But you may take Celebrex on a long-term basis for chronic conditions such as arthritis, if your doctor determines this is safe for you.

How long is it safe to take Celebrex?

You may take Celebrex for up to 5 days.

Can you take Celebrex every day?

Celecoxib may be taken at any time without regard to meals, particularly with lower doses (such as up to 200 mg twice daily). Higher doses (such as 400 mg twice daily) should be taken with food to reduced stomach upset.

What can I take instead of Celebrex?

Meloxicam is a generic version of Mobic while Celebrex is the brand name for celecoxib. Both drugs work by preventing the release of inflammatory substances called prostaglandins. By blocking their release in the body, meloxicam and Celebrex can alleviate pain, inflammation, and swelling in the joints.

What works better than Celebrex?

If you are seeking faster relief from your arthritis pain, Celebrex may be a better option; however, if you are looking for longer-lasting effects, Mobic may be the better choice.

Can I stop taking Celebrex cold turkey?

If you are considering stopping Celebrex cold turkey, its best to talk with your doctor beforehand, especially if youre taking it daily. Abruptly stopping medication can cause side effects to worsen and even result in new side effects.

Why cant you lay down for 10 minutes after taking Celebrex?

Do not lie down immediately after taking medicine, to make sure the pills have gone through the esophagus into the stomach. Notify your healthcare provider if you experience painful swallowing or feel that the medicine is sticking in your throat.

Why was Celebrex recalled?

FDA officials say they asked Pfizer -- the drugs maker -- to remove it from U.S. pharmacies because its risks of heart, stomach, and skin problems clearly outweighed its benefits.

Do I need to wean off Celebrex?

It is safe to simply stop taking Celebrex; patients do not need to wean off the medication. Patients should always advise their doctor any time they stop taking a medication or change the dosage on their own.

Who shouldnt take Celebrex?

high blood pressure. a heart attack. chronic heart failure. abnormal bleeding in the brain resulting in damage to brain tissue, called a hemorrhagic stroke.

Can you lie down after taking Celebrex?

Try to not lie down for at least 10 minutes after you take the medicine. Take the medicine at the same time each day. Do not take more medicine than you are told to take. Long-term, continuous use may increase the risk of heart attack or stroke.

What is best natural anti-inflammatory?

Anti-inflammatory foodstomatoes.olive oil.green leafy vegetables, such as spinach, kale, and collards.nuts like almonds and walnuts.fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, tuna, and sardines.fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, cherries, and oranges.

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