How Long Does The Consumption Of Anti-inflammatory Drugs In Osteoarthritis Sufferers?
I (59) suffer from OA in the left knee. I have consumed Glucosamine for 2 years, even a year ago the doctor gave me an injection in my knee. Several days I was injected again in my knee, at night I suddenly felt tremendous pain in the lower leg joints and was a bit swollen so I could not walk. I contacted the doctor, it is recommended to consume 200 mg of Celebrex 2x a day. It’s been 2 days the pain is reduced, but still a little swollen. Is it safe to continue to consume 200mg celebrex? How long? Thanks.
Hello Adesa, thank you for asking with HealthReplies.com.
Osteoarthritis or OA is an inflammatory condition in the joints and causes the joints to feel painful, stiff, or swollen. Celebrex is a drug that has the active substance celecoxib. Celecoxib is a hard drug and must be prescribed by your doctor. The use of these drugs must be according to the advice and dosage of your doctor. Celecoxib is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug used to reduce symptoms of inflammation or pain and can be used for osteoarthritis.
Some of the side effects that can occur from these drugs include:
Headache Dizziness Abdominal pain or stomach ulcers Nausea, vomiting, or vomiting Fever Insomnia Skin rashes Drug allergy (swollen face, shortness of breath, decreased awareness) The administration of anti-inflammatory drugs aims to relieve pain and inflammation in your knee, but will not be able to cure totally cure the condition of your knee. You should consult your doctor again or orthopedic specialist doctor because the doctor requires a direct physical examination or other supporting examinations in order to determine the severity of your OA and also the best management. Your doctor can also advise you to do surgery or surgery.
In addition to medication you can also help reduce pain or reduce the burden on your knee by losing weight to achieve ideal body weight, doing sports that do not put excessive strain on your knees such as swimming or static bicycles,
Hopefully this information can be useful for you.