• Jim Jim
    March 08, 2011
    My wife suffers from migraines but has found Excedrin Migraine to be very helpful.
    Jim Jim
    March 08, 2011

    However, recently she's been taking celebrex for arthritis, can she still take excedrin migraine? 

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  • Teri Robert
    Health Guide
    March 13, 2011
    Teri Robert
    Health Guide
    March 08, 2011

    Jim,

     

    -:¦:-•:*'""*:•.-:¦:-•*Welcome to MyMigraineConnection!*•-:¦:-•:*'""*:•.-:¦:-

     

    The Excedrin Migraine label says, "Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking a prescription drug for arthritis." That would include Celebrex.

     

    The prescribing information for Celebrex has a warning that taking aspirin while taking Celebrex can increase the risk of GI bleeding. Excedrin Migraine contains aspirin.

     

    These issues must be taken into account as well as all other medications your wife may be taking, both prescription and over-the-counter, and all of her health issues. This question can really only be safely answered by her doctor.

     

    Please, check this out with her doctor?

     

    Welcome again,

    Teri

    • Jim
      Jim
      March 13, 2011
      Jim
      Jim
      March 13, 2011

      Thanks Teri for your comment.  We will check with her doctor.

       

      Jim

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    • Teri Robert
      March 13, 2011
      Teri Robert
      Health Guide
      March 13, 2011

      You're very welcome, Jim.

       

      I take Celebrex for Arthritis. Becaus of that, my doctor doesn't want me to take anything with aspirin, ibuprofen, or any other NSAID beyond the baby apririn I take for my heart. But, your wife's doctor might feel differently.

       

      Teri

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