What Is Stronger Than Celebrex : Feldene vs. Celebrex Prescription Treatment for Arthritic Conditions: Differences and Side Effects

What Is Stronger Than Celebrex - Feldene vs. Celebrex Prescription Treatment for Arthritic Conditions: Differences and Side Effects

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  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Are Feldene and Celebrex the Same Thing?

Feldene (piroxicam) and Celebrex (celecoxib) are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) used to relieve the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Celebrex is also used for familial FAP, acute pain, and menstrual cramps.

Side effects of Feldene and Celebrex that are similar include stomach/abdominal pain, diarrhea, indigestion/heartburn, upset stomach, bloating, gas, nausea, ulcers, dizziness, headache, nervousness, and skin rash.

Side effects of Feldene that are different from Celebrex include fluid retention, loss of appetite, constipation, elevated liver enzymes, gross bleeding/perforation, vomiting, skin itching, blurred vision, and ringing in your ears.

Side effects of Celebrex that are different from Feldene include runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, and insomnia.

Both Feldene and Celebrex may interact with alcohol, antidepressants, blood thinners, lithium, diuretics (water pills), aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and ACE inhibitors.

Feldene may also interact with methotrexate and steroids.

Celebrex may also interact with fluconazole and heart or blood pressure medications.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Feldene?

Common side effects of Feldene include:

  • swelling,
  • anorexia,
  • abdominal pain,
  • constipation,
  • diarrhea,
  • indigestion,
  • heartburn,
  • upset stomach,
  • stomach pain,
  • elevated liver enzymes,
  • bloating,
  • gas,
  • gross bleeding/perforation,
  • heartburn,
  • nausea,
  • ulcers (gastric/duodenal),
  • dizziness,
  • headache,
  • nervousness,
  • skin itching or rash,
  • blurred vision,
  • ringing in your ears, and
  • vomiting.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Celebrex?

Common side effects of Celebrex include:

  • headache,
  • abdominal pain,
  • indigestion,
  • diarrhea,
  • nausea,
  • upset stomach,
  • bloating,
  • gas,
  • dizziness,
  • nervousness,
  • headache,
  • runny or stuffy nose,
  • sore throat,
  • skin rash, and
  • insomnia.

Celebrex may cause serious stomach and intestinal ulcers.

What Is Feldene?

Feldene (piroxicam) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) indicated for the relief of the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

What Is Celebrex?

Celebrex used to treat pain and redness, swelling, and heat (inflammation) from medical conditions such as different types of arthritis, menstrual cramps, and other types of short-term pain.

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What Drugs Interact With Feldene?

Feldene may interact with alcohol, antidepressants, blood thinners, lithium, methotrexate, diuretics (water pills), steroids, aspirin or other NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), or ACE inhibitors. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment with Feldene; it may harm a fetus. Taking Feldene during the last 3 months of pregnancy may harm the fetus. Do not take Feldene during pregnancy unless your doctor has told you to. Feldene can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

What Drugs Interact With Celebrex?

Do not take Celebrex:

  • if you have had an asthma attack, hives, or other allergic reaction with aspirin or any other NSAIDs.
  • right before or after heart bypass surgery.

How Should Feldene Be Taken?

For the relief of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, the recommended dose of Feldene is 20 mg given orally once per day. If desired, the daily dose may be divided.

How Should Celebrex Be Taken?

Carefully consider the potential benefits and risks of Celebrex and other treatment options before deciding to use Celebrex. Use the lowest effective dosage for the shortest duration consistent with individual patient treatment goals.

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References
SOURCE:

Pfizer. Feldene Prescribing Information.

https://www.pfizermedicalinformation.com/en-us/feldene/dosage-admin


Pfizer. Celebrex Product Information.

https://www.celebrex.com/

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