Monday, May 11, 2009 norma, Community Member, asks

Q: can you take celebrex with Cymbalta

I have a concern for a family member. Just trying to help

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Lene Andersen, Health Guide
5/20/09 11:27am

Based on the very basic research I did, taking NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) with Cymbalta is contraindicated as they can increase the risk of G.I. bleeds. However, although Celebrex is an anti-inflammatory, it is in a different class than NSAIDs, specifically developed to be easier on the stomach. I appreciate your concern for your relative, as I'm sure they do, but it appears that this is a fairly safe combination (keep in mind that I'm neither a doctor nor pharmacist).


Of course, deciding to take any medication involves an assessment of the risks - there are always risks to taking medication - and should your relative wanting more information, they can discuss this in more detail with their doctor and pharmacist.


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