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Does intake of Celebrex help in treating osteoarthritis?

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Posted on Mon, 2 May 2016
Question: I ve osteoarthritis and torn meniscus in right knee, and have had doctors recommend Celebrex but I'm concerned about side effects with my current meds, armour thyroid 120 mg, valsartan 80mg, and hctz 25/triamterene 37.5 mg. also I take glucosamine 1000mg and boswellia 400mg. being treated for lyme disease with 2000 mg of tetracycline. that doctor says Celebrex is good but only short term. do I have a concern? email is YYYY@YYYY
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Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma (53 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You can safely take Celebrax

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have studied your case and I think you can safely take Celebrax for pain on whenever required basis but not regularly. It is safe with thyroid and BP medications. But it is not safe to take it for long time as it causes damage to kidney and also to heart. So I have following suggestions for you.
1.Use alternative methods like hot water fomentation, volini gel, knee cap.
2.Take Tramadol, Paracetamol or Etoricoxib which are safer for long time.
3.Along with glucosamine you can take Diacerin.
4.Steroid injection can be given in knee, Synvisc injection is also helpful.
These steps will be helpful for you. I hope these steps will be helpful for you.Let me know if there is any other followup questions.
thanks

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Brief Answer: You can safely take Celebrax Detailed Answer: Hello, I have studied your case and I think you can safely take Celebrax for pain on whenever required basis but not regularly. It is safe with thyroid and BP medications. But it is not safe to take it for long time as it causes damage to kidney and also to heart. So I have following suggestions for you. 1.Use alternative methods like hot water fomentation, volini gel, knee cap. 2.Take Tramadol, Paracetamol or Etoricoxib which are safer for long time. 3.Along with glucosamine you can take Diacerin. 4.Steroid injection can be given in knee, Synvisc injection is also helpful. These steps will be helpful for you. I hope these steps will be helpful for you.Let me know if there is any other followup questions. thanks