My doctor says it is not necessary, but the hospital says I should stop 10 days before surgery. Confused!!!
Celebrx is a anidepperant
Aspirin and non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, NSAIDS, should be stopped 7 to 10 days prior to surgery. The reason for discontinuing these medications is that they can increase bleeding at the time of surgery.
Celebrex is a COX II Inhibitor are a fairly new class of NSAIDS.
Confusion arises because in studies Celebrex does not cause increased
However to be safe some surgeons recommend to stop Celebrex 7 to 10 days before surgery.
In general, Celebrex can be restarted the day after the procedure once the risk of bleeding is over.
My doctor gave me Celebrex prior to and up to the day of my surgery.
I am on Vicoprofen and Aleve for knee and other non-related issues which require daily pain medicines.
It looks like Celebrex being a Cox II Inhibitor may not have the free bleeding associated with it aspirin, Ibuprofen, Aleve and others have.
Those that are against the use of Celebrex (mostly hospitals not Dr.s) are being over cautious with their use.
If your worried about bleeding before a Surgery just ask for blood clotting test to be run. I had to pay $71 out of pocket (I’m Medicare) but it’s worth the piece of mind prior to a surgery. Your sure would not want to bleed out on the surgeons table.
- Celebrex Information for Consumers
- Celebrex Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Celebrex (detailed)
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