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Have arthritis. Allergic to celebrex. Is it safe to take meloxcam?

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I am interested meloxcam for arthritis in my hands. I was allergic to "celebrex" does this medication have he same ingrediants? Is it a pill form or acream? XXXXXXX
Posted Wed, 20 Mar 2013 in Arthritis
Answered by Dr. Surendiran Gaj 42 minutes later
Hi there,
Thanks for writing to us,
No ,Celebrex (celecoxib is sulphonamide) is different from meloxicam (oxicam , enolic acid group of both as pills and creams, cream shows better results for relieving pain than pills.
Even lesser side effects.
Let me know if you have further questions.
Thank you.
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