• ramonna57 ramonna57
    March 26, 2009
    Taking 2 meds together
    ramonna57 ramonna57
    March 26, 2009

    Can you take Celebrex and Prednisone together?

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  • Lene  Andersen
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    March 26, 2009
    Lene  Andersen
    Health Guide
    March 26, 2009

    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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  • Jamie March 26, 2009
    Jamie
    March 26, 2009

    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 March 26, 2009
    Jamie
    March 26, 2009

    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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  • HLinNY March 26, 2009
    HLinNY
    March 26, 2009

    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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