I have terrible arthritis in my right foot due to having a bad knee for 10 years. The knee was replaced 2 years ago and is great, but my foot ankle have suffered for letting the knee go for so long. I went to the podiatrist to see what my options were; and she said it I had arthritis in many of the joints in my foot/ankle. I have not seen this doctor before, (my regular podiatrist is out on maternity leave), so I was hoping to connect up with her to go over options. I mainly wanted something (temporarily) for pain so I can sleep, but she prescribed Celebrex. (100 mg. twice a day for 2 weeks) I am on a low dose of Lisinopril, (10mg day) and on Letrozole for post breast cancer treatment. After reading the side effects from Celebrex, I probably shouldn't be on this, and if so, shouldn't a rheumatologist be the one to determine what to do with my arthritis? Help! I just want to be out of pain!
For the first question: there is indeed an interaction between celecoxib and lisinopril. It can reduce the hypertensive effect and alter kidney function.
It is better to monitor your kidney function at the beginning, otherwise because you are in pain I suggest reducing the dosage of celecoxib to half of taking 100mg in one go or separate administration in two, and to monitor your blood pressure well and drink plenty of water .
- Celebrex Information for Consumers
- Celebrex Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Celebrex (detailed)
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