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Celecoxib / Celebrex

CeeY profile image
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Does anyone have experience with taking Celebrex longer term? I've found it seems to do a great job of controlling inflammation for me. I'm wondering how long I might be allowed to take it. A question for my doc of course, but my next appt is a month away so I thought I would turn to the seasoned pros for their experiences.

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Tracyw666 profile image

I have been on the 200mg Celebrex for a few years on and off. Since I started methotrexate and prednisolone last year, my rheumatologist advised me to take it only once every two days as it can cause stomach upsets. It is working for me ok as I find I still need it some days when I am very sore.

ks1966 profile image

Hello. I take it too. I think it’s the best one out there. Ive tried most of them.

SueBaker profile image

It does work extremely well, but there is some evidence that if it's taken continually for 18 months or longer there can be a sudden huge spike in blood pressure with no warning, and this has caused strokes or heart attacks. Therefore they advise using it for major flares but not to be taken continually. I'm very cautious with it now, because of this.

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Cal66 profile image

Hi i used to be on Celebrex for a long time but Rhuematologist took me off it. Apparently the research says that they are dangerous to stay on very long. I was also 0under the impression that they were not available in UK anymore, but you need to discuss all this with your Rhuematologist.

nomoreheels profile image

It was the first NSAID (200mg) I was prescribed to take regularly on diagnosis, along with nabumetone when needed. I changed when it stopped working as well & have tried a few since, the longest serving being etoricoxib, another COX-2 NSAID.

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