Celebrex vs. Gloperba

Reviewed on 7/31/2019

Are Celebrex and Gloperba the Same Thing?

Celebrex (celecoxib) and Gloperba (colchicine) are used to treat gout.

Celebrex is used “off-label” to treat gout. Celebrex is primarily used for the relief of pain, fever, swelling, and tenderness caused by arthritis. Celebrex is also used for familial FAP, acute pain, and menstrual cramps.

Celebrex and Gloperba belong to different drug classes. Celebrex is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and Gloperba is an anti-gout agent.

Side effects of Celebrex and Gloperba that are similar include diarrhea, nausea, and abdominal pain.

Side effects of Celebrex that are different from Gloperba include headache, indigestion, upset stomach, bloating, gas, dizziness, nervousness, headache, runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, skin rash, and insomnia.

Side effects of Gloperba that are different from Celebrex include vomiting.

Celebrex may interact with other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), other cold/allergy/pain medicine that contains NSAIDs, antidepressants, blood thinners, diuretics (water pills), fluconazole, lithium, heart or blood pressure medications, or ACE inhibitors.

Gloperba may interact with grapefruit juice, erythromycin, verapamil, cyclosporine, clarithromycin, ketoconazole, HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins), and fibrates.

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 Are Possible Side Effects of Gloperba?

Common side effects of Gloperba include:

  • gastrointestinal symptoms,
  • including diarrhea,
  • nausea,
  • vomiting, and
  • abdominal pain

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.

What Is Gloperba?

Gloperba (colchicine) Oral Solution is an anti-gout agent indicated for prevention of gout flares in adults.

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What Drugs Interact With Celebrex?

Do not take Celebrex:

What Drugs Interact With Gloperba?

Gloperba may interact with grapefruit juice, erythromycin, verapamil, cyclosporine, clarithromycin, ketoconazole, HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins), and fibrates. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant before using Gloperba; it is not expected to harm a fetus at normal doses. Gloperba may very rarely cause infertility in males. Gloperba passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

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.

How Should Gloperba Be Taken?

The dose of Gloperba is 0.6 mg (5 mL) once or twice daily.

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References


Pfizer. Celebrex Product Information.

https://www.celebrex.com/

FDA. Gloperba Product Information.

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2019/210942s000lbl.pdf

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