A couple of months back I wrote a post discussing the concerns I and many others have regarding the return of severe gastrointestinal side effects as a result of the increasing use of the so-called traditional anti-inflammatories. This is of course to be expected due to the fears so many patients have now of the sole COX-2 inhibitor remaining on the market in the United States-- Celebrex . Many of my patients are simply refusing to take Celebrex out of fear it "might kill me." The issue of whether the use of COX-2 inhibitors with low-dose aspirin is reasonable for patients at risk of cardiovascular events raised its weary head once more the last few weeks. This time, a provocative article appeared in the December 22, 2007 issue of the British medical journal "The Lancet." The author, a rheumatologist at Stanford University, feels that COX-2 inhibitors are preferable to traditional anti-inflammatories (such as Motrin and Voltaren ) in p...
Generic Name: CELECOXIB - ORAL Pronounced: (sell-eh-COX-ib) Celebrex Oral Interactions
Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any
possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start,
stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them
This drug should not be used with the following medication
because very serious interactions may occur:
If you are currently using the medication listed above,
tell your doctor or pharmacist before starting celecoxib.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription products you may use,
anti-platelet drugs (e.g., cilostazol,
high blood pressure drugs (including ACE inhibitors such as
captopril, lisinopril and angiotensin II receptor blockers such as losartan,
oral bisphosphonates (e.g., alendronate)
December 28, 1992, marked a new era for Migraine sufferers with FDA approval of injectable Imitrex (sumatriptan). Imitrex was the first Migraine abortive triptan medication, a class of medications that many Migraineurs would come to call “miracle drugs.” Imitrex tablets were approved by the FDA in 1995. Since then, six more triptans have entered the market – Maxalt , Zomig , Amerge , Axert , Frova , and Relpax . Although triptans are a marked improvement over previous treatment options, many Migraineurs have not been fully satisfied with their results. Some do not achieve full relief from triptans, and the recurrence of Migraines within 24 hours of the first dose has been common. With the patents on sumatriptan nearing their expiration, both generics of the current forms – injections, tablets, and nasal spray – and other medications containing sumatriptan are now in development and testing. The results involving Trexima, one such medication that is a com...
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