Celebrex is an NSAID, in the same family of drugs as aspirin, ibuprofen (Motrin), naproxen (Alleve) and several others. These medications are not recommended for those of us with IBD because they can irritate the lining of the stomach, intestines or colon and cause bleeding. They do not cause ulcerative colitis, which is a chronic disease, but they can make the symptoms worse if you have UC.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from Entocort.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
"My life is an ongoing medical adventure"
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