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Is celebrex safe to use before knee replacement?

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Anonymous 26 Jul 2010

Safer than a narcotic im sure.

Birdhappy 26 Jul 2010

Check with your Dr. some docs do not want you to take NASID's before surgery as it may cause bleeding problems, if you take them to close to the surgery. Most Dr's want you off them 1-2 weeks before surgery. But each Dr has his own feelings about this, so it is best to call him & check.

christineATU 26 Jul 2010

Although you are not having by-pass surgery, I would still consult with your doctor asap, depending on when you're having this surgery. I hope you are back on your feet in no time and feeling better soon!

Celebrex is in a group of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain.

Celebrex is used to treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and menstrual pain. It is also used in the treatment of hereditary polyps in the colon

Celebrex may also be used for other purposes not listed.
Important information about Celebrex

Celebrex can increase your risk of life-threatening heart or circulation problems, including heart attack or stroke. This risk will increase the longer you use Celebrex. Do not use this medicine just before or after having heart bypass surgery (also called coronary artery bypass graft, or CABG).

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