Is Celebrex noted for weight gain?
- 20 Feb 2013 by DebBWB13
- celebrex, obesity, pain, weight, pain management
I have had 3 back surgeries, the disc above my fusion is herniating; and my Neurosurgeon feels I have SI joint dysfunction. I saw the pain management team yesterday and was given samples of Celebrex - which I'm very excited to try. I have a codeine allergy, which includes ALL codeine derivatives. If taken my blood pressure drops and I pass out.
As a nurse I totally over looked the potential use of Celebrex; as I haven't heard of its use for pain in regards to back pain.
20 Feb 2013
Hello DebBWB13. In clinical studies/trials just under 2% of users experienced a gain in weight. Regards pledge
21 Feb 2013
Celebrex is a COX-2 inhibitor NSAID. It helps back pain if inflammation is causing the pain.
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