What medication can replace Celebrex?

What medication can replace 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.

Do I need a prescription for Celebrex?

CELEBREX is available by prescription only, so you’ll need to ask your doctor if CELEBREX is right for you.

Do you need a prescription for Celebrex 200?

Celebrex is a prescription medicine used to treat the symptoms of acute pain or inflammation. Celebrex may be used alone or with other medications. Celebrex belongs to a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

Is naproxen the same as Celebrex?

Are Celebrex and Naproxen the same? Celebrex and naproxen are both NSAIDs, but they are not the same. Celebrex is only available with a prescription, while naproxen comes in both prescription and over-the-counter dosage forms.

Does Celebrex work better than ibuprofen?

Which is better for pain? Celebrex and ibuprofen have been compared in numerous studies for specific types of pain. Results swing both ways: Celebrex was more effective for pain from ankle sprain, ibuprofen was more effective for dental pain, and both were equally effective for pain from knee osteoarthritis.

Is there a safe alternative to Celebrex?

Boswellia is an excellent natural alternative to Celebrex because it does not cause any of the undesirable side effects caused by Celebrex. It is safe for patients with heart and liver problems. It does not cause any stomach distress so using it as a pain reliever and an anti inflammatory “drug” is a win-win situation.

Is Celebrex safer than ibuprofen?

Celebrex is an important drug for physicians to use in treating arthritis patients in significant pain. It is safer to use from a GI perspective than non-selective NSAIDs and, in patients with kidney function issues, it is safer than ibuprofen.

Is Celebrex bad for You?

There are increased risks associated with taking Celebrex, in patients who have pre-existing heart problems and that it why your doctor is concerned. * Celebrex may cause an increased risk of serious cardiovascular thrombotic events, myocardial infarction, and stroke, which can be fatal.

Is Celebrex a narcotic?

Celebrex (celecoxib) is a non-steroidal anti inflammatory drug. Though it can relieve arthritic pain by cutting down inflammation, it is not a narcotic.