Has anybody had any issues using Celebrex while on ITP? I recently had to have a labrum repaired and my orthopedist wanted me to try Celebrex as opposed to using NASIDs - gotta get off of the opioids at some point. Thanks.
I'm with mrsb - talk to your hematologist about this.
I had to take baby aspirin for a few weeks after each total knee replacement and he was ok with that as of course we didn't want a blood clot. It actually increased my count for a while.
"Instead of wasting your time worrying about symptoms, just get it checked out" -Nieca Goldberg, MD
Celebrex (celecoxib) is an NSAID, but it is a COX-2 inhibitor, not a COX-1 inhibitor. COX-1 is an important part of platelet function, and most NSAIDs have COX-1 inhibiting effects, which is why they should be avoided, especially at counts below 50K.
Celebrex has been shown NOT to interfere with platelet aggregation even at a dosage of 1200 mg/day, while the normal arthritis dosage is much lower, at 200 mg/day. www.medscape.com/viewarticle/411528 "Study Confirms Celebrex Does Not Interfere With Platelet Function" February 17, 2000
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