Thursday, March 26, 2009 ramonna57, Community Member, asks

Q: Taking 2 meds together

Can you take Celebrex and Prednisone together?

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Lene Andersen, Health Guide
3/26/09 7:15pm

I find that sometimes, when you have a chronic illness like RA, you have to bend the rules. Although the rule is that Celebrex and prednisone together is a sort of double whammy, I have heard of people being prescribed both by their doctors when they need a lot of help. When bending the rules, it's important that you know what you're going into, so you know whether you're willing to accept the risk to get the benefit. I'd recommend that you speak to your doctor about this to get more information and you may also want to discuss the possibility of having some stomach medication like Pantoloc or Nexium prescribed to help protect your stomach and thereby possibly minimizing the risk of a G.I. bleed.

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HLinNY, Community Member
3/26/09 11:55am

Sure can! I take that exact combination in the morning, and another Celebrex dose at night. I have a sensitive tummy, so I have them with breakfast, and I take an OTC antacid as well.

 

Good luck and I hope your meds help!

 

HL

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Jamie, Community Member
3/26/09 12:20pm

Hi there,

 

I can answer this one as a pharmacist.  No, Celebrex should not be combined with Prednisone.  It is duplicate therapy with Prednisone being the most potent.  It also adds significantly to your risk of a GI Bleed.  Restart the Celebrex when you finish the Prednisone.

 

Jamie

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Jamie, Community Member
3/26/09 12:20pm

Hi there,

 

I can answer this one as a pharmacist.  No, Celebrex should not be combined with Prednisone.  It is duplicate therapy with Prednisone being the most potent.  It also adds significantly to your risk of a GI Bleed.  Restart the Celebrex when you finish the Prednisone.

 

Jamie

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