Celebrex vs. Naproxen

Are Celebrex and Naproxen the Same Thing?

Celebrex (celecoxib) and naproxen are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) used for the relief of pain, fever, swelling, and tenderness caused by arthritis, acute pain, and menstrual cramps.

Brand names for naproxen include Aleve, Naproxen, EC-Naproxen and Anaprox/Anaprox DS.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Celebrex?

Common side effects of Celebrex include:

Celebrex may cause serious stomach and intestinal ulcers.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Naproxen?

Common side effects of Naproxen include:

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 Naproxen?

Naproxen is considered a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and is used for pain management for many diseases, arthritic diseases, and inflammatory diseases such as tendonitis, bursitis, and gout.

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What Drugs Interact With Celebrex?

Do not take Celebrex:

What Drugs Interact With Naproxen?

Naproxen may interact with antidepressants, blood thinners, lithium, methotrexate, diuretics (water pills), steroids, aspirin or other NSAIDs, or heart or blood pressure medications. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Naprosyn may cause premature closing of the ductus arteriosus in the fetus and does enter breast milk; avoidance of the drug in pregnant and breastfeeding women is suggested.

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 Naproxen Be Taken?

Naproxen is available in several doses and drug configurations; Naproxen tablets with strengths of 250, 375 and 500 mg and as an oral suspension containing 125 mg Naproxen per 5 ml of liquid, EC-Naproxen (delayed release to reduce gastric irritation) with strengths of 375 and 500 mg, Anaprox in 275 mg tablets, Anaprox DS in 550 mg tablets. Almost all Naproxen drugs are recommended to be dosed twice per day (every 12 hours) with children's doses (strength in mg per Kg) based on the child's weight, also twice a day with a maximum dose of 15 mg per Kg per day.

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References

Celebrex Prescribing Information.
http://www.celebrex.com/
RxList. Naprosyn (naproxen) Prescribing Information.
https://www.rxlist.com/naprosyn-side-effects-drug-center.htm

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