Celebrex and Alcohol speaks to Celebrex alcohol interaction, what is Celebrex and Celebrex side effects.
Celebrex generic name celecoxib belongs to a family drugs known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs which work by reducing hormones which cause inflammation and pain. It is used to symptoms caused by conditions such as arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and menstrual pain as well as treatment of hereditary polyps in the colon. It may also be used for other purposes than whst is listed here.
Do not consume alcohol while taking this drug as the risk of stomach bleeding and other side effects.
At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.
If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.
If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.
Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.
Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.
When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
Celebrex should not be used if you are pregnantas birth defects in the baby could occur.
Do not take aspirin or any other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory or sulfa drug while using celebrex.
Before starting this drug advise your physician if you have a history of heart attack, stroke, blood clot, heart disease, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, history of stomach ulcers or bleeding, liver or kidney disease, epilepsy, asthma, polyps in your nose or a bleeding or blood clotting disorder.
Less serious side effects of Celebrex and alcohol are upset stomach, mild heartburn, diarrhea, constipation, bloating, gas, dizziness, nervousness, headache, skin rash, itching, blurred vision or ringing in your ears.
Serious side effects of Celebrex and alcohol are chest pain, weakness, shortness of breath, slurred speech, problems with vision or balance, black, bloody or tarry stools, coughing up blood, granular vomit, swelling, rapid weight gain, infrequent urinating, nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay colored stools, jaundice, fever, sore throat, severe blistering, peeling and red skin, bruising, severe tingling, numbness, pain, muscle weakness.
This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.
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