celebrex and inflamation question

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TaylorB
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   Posted 3/7/2009 7:31 PM (GMT -6)   
has anyone ever heard of celebrex causing inflamation in the colon? 

UC Dude
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   Posted 3/8/2009 7:17 AM (GMT -6)   
TaylorB said...
has anyone ever heard of celebrex causing inflamation in the colon?


pretty sure it is an NSAID class drug. If so, the answer is yes it can.
 


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   Posted 3/8/2009 8:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Celebrex is a COX-2 inhibitor. This is in the classification of Nsaids but the mechanics behind it is a bit different then regular Nsaids such as Advil, Motrin etc. Uc'ers need to avoid Nsaids because it can promote intestinal bleeding. However, some can use varying dosages of either Nsaids or Celebrex. I am on an as needed dosing of Celebrex for my arthritis. I can not take it every day or it makes my Uc act up a bit.


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Joylu
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   Posted 3/8/2009 12:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I was on Celebrex daily for arthritis, and went off due to worrying about my UC bleeding.
 
Not one bit of difference since going off months ago.

Nor_TX
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   Posted 3/9/2009 7:43 AM (GMT -6)   
I was on 2 Celebrex a day for arthritis for a couple of years, and then my UC symptoms started and I continued on the pills for another 2 years until finally I was so sick I was diagnosed with UC and immediately taken off Celebrex. Funny thing is, my arthritis isn't as bad now as it was. I believe the Celebrex really messed with my body and brought on the UC.

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