Re: Celebrex preventing adhesions

From: DonnaG (
Sun Apr 17 12:06:46 2011

When Celebrex was getting ready for market, the big news was that it was a high performing anti-inflammatory without many side effects other than stomach discomfort. I believe this was before Naprosyn was approved for over the counter use as Aleve, another pain reliever. Naprosyn helped me with pain and inflammation, Aleve helps, too. Celebrex proved to be VERY hard on the stomach (including stomach and intestinal bleeding and perforation) and, in some cases, greatly increased of heart attack & stroke. The serious side effects increased with usage - so the dream of a low-side effect, long term use NSAID for those of us suffering from adhesions was quickly dashed. It is great for pain and inflammation, BUT very dangerous, in my opinion.

At Thu, 31 Mar 2011, Fern wrote: >
>At one time there was a widely circulated article written by Susan
>Craig who stated a controlled study of Celebex having a "dramatic"
>impact on the reduction of adhesions after surgery. Two other
>researchers were mentioned in the article: Dr. Mark Puder and Dr.
>Arin Greene of Childrens Hospital in Boston.
>Yet, with the so called hype of this article, I see no other updates.
>I tried the email address in the article to contact the author Susan
>Craig and it is not valid.
>Has anyone else been able to see any updates?
>Do you think these experiments were funded by the makers of Celebrex?
>Fern Hill

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