Dr. Jane has prescribed Celecoxib for your arthritis. Do you have any allergies to sulfa medications?
You indicated today you had "heart burn and stomach issues". Celecoxib is a NSAID also but it is more selective than ibuprofin. It only inhibits Cox-2, so it has less gastrointestinal adverse effects. Adverse effects of Celecoxib are headache, sinus irritation, diarrhea, fatigue, dizziness, lower extremity edema, and hypertension.
No, I don't. Why is Dr. Jane not prescribing me my ibuprofin? It works for me and I don't like change.
Oh, okay. I will try it. Do I need to eat or drink milk when I take Celecoxib like I did with the ibuprofin?
Celecoxib can be taken alone but taking it with food will decrease chances of gastrointestinal upset. Call Dr. Jane if your current symptoms don't resolve or if you have any stomach or abdominal pain, gastrointestinal problems, unusual bleeding, blood in the stool or vomitus, chest pain, edema, and/or palpitations.