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Does celecoxib interact with any other medications?

Dr. Darria Long Gillespie, MD
Emergency Medicine
If you are taking any of the following medications, celecoxib can lead to side effects and should be avoided:
  • aliskiren
  • dabrafenib
  • doxorubicin
  • enzalutamide
  • ketorolac
  • mecamylamine
  • another nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
  • omacetaxine
  • thioridazine
If you are taking any of the following medications, celecoxib may not be a good option for you:
  • aminosalicylate
  • an angiotensin II receptor antagonist
  • an ACE inhibitor
  • aspirin
  • a bisphosphonate
  • a corticosteroid
  • cyclosporine
  • deferasirox
  • desmopressin
  • a diuretic
  • a fluoroquinolone antibiotic
  • haloperidol
  • mesalamine
  • pralatrexate
  • sulfasalazine
  • tacrolimus
  • tenofovir
If you take celecoxib, you should avoid herbals that have anticoagulant effects. These include alfalfa, anise, bilberry, bladderwrack, bromelain, cat's claw, celery, chamomile, coleus, cordyceps, dong quai, evening primrose, fenugreek, feverfew, garlic, ginger, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, grapeseed, green tea, guggul, horse chestnuts, horseradish, licorice, prickly ash, red clover, reishi, SAMe (S-adenosylmethionine), sweet clover, turmeric, and white willow. 

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