Can You Take Celebrex And Panadol

Question

Asked by Morris

Can You Take Celebrex And Panadol

Can these two medications be taken safely in the same day?

Answer

Celebrex is a NSAID used to reduce inflammation and pain. The main issue with side effects with Celebrex is the possibility it could cause gastrointestinal bleeding. Symptoms to look for if this is happening include black, bloody, or tarry stools, or coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds.

Panadol is acetaminophen and is also used to reduce mild inflammation and pain but it works differently than Celebrex. The main side effect to worry about with Panadol is liver damage and an overdose of acetaminophen is the leading cause of liver damage in the US. The standard recommendation has been that adults should never take more than 1000 mgs at a time or 4000 mg a day but  in 2009 an FDA panel recommended that the maximum amount that can safely be taken at a time is 650 mgs.

Since alcohol exacerbates acetaminophen's side effects if you drink alcohol with acetaminophen the maximum safe dose is cut in half.

These two drugs have different modes of operation and my research doesn't suggest any interactions between the two. They do note that they may have missed interactions and they recommend that you check with your physician or pharmacist. Please keep track of all your medications with your physician.