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What drugs are contained in Consensi?

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Aug 13, 2020.

Official Answer


Consensi is a combination drug that contains both amlodipine besylate and celecoxib.

Amlodipine besylate is a calcium channel blocker used for high blood pressure and celecoxib is a cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitor, a type of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used for the treatment of pain associated with osteoarthritis. Consensi is only commercially available in a celecoxib strength of 200 mg and should only be taken once a day. The available milligram strengths of amlodipine/celecoxib are: 2.5/200, 5/200 and 10/200.

How do you take Consensi?

Consensi is given once daily, and is meant to be a more convenient formulation to treat both high blood pressure and arthritis pain at the same time. Because high blood pressure has no symptoms, patient adherence to treatment is often low. By combining the blood pressure drug amlodipine with the osteoarthritis drug celecoxib, adherence to the blood pressure medication may increase. If pain medication for arthritis is no longer needed, the patient should discontinue Consensi and start treatment with an alternative antihypertensive (blood pressure) therapy.

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