Can I take Celebrex Generic if I have a sulfa allergy?
Not according to the manufacturer of Celebrex, but in practice, this can be a slightly gray area. If you have sulfa allergy, you've had an allergic reaction to a medication that contains sulfonamide. Sulfonamide medications include trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (Septra, Bactrim), sulfasalazine (Azulfidine), and dapsone. If you have a sulfa allergy, it’s possible that taking a different sulfonamide medication could also cause an allergic reaction. Celebrex contains a sulfonamide medication.
Is Celebrex Generic a blood thinner?
No, Celebrex isn't a blood thinner. Blood thinners are drugs that are used to help prevent blood clots. Celebrex, on the other hand, is a type of drug called a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). NSAIDs are used to treat pain and inflammation (swelling and damage).
How long can you take Celebrex Generic for?
To relieve pain, you should take Celebrex at the lowest possible dose for the shortest possible time. For example, to treat acute (short-term) pain, like menstrual cramps, back pain, or pain following surgery, you may need to take Celebrex only for a few days or weeks.
Can Celebrex Generic cause weight loss?
It's not likely. Weight loss wasn't reported in clinical studies of Celebrex. Talk with your doctor if you're concerned about weight loss while taking Celebrex.
Is it safe to use other pain relievers during my Celebrex Generic treatment?
In some cases it can be safe. For example, it's safe to take acetaminophen (Tylenol) with Celebrex. It's also safe to take opioid pain relievers with Celebrex. These can include codeine, dihydrocodeine, hydrocodone, and oxycodone (Percocet).