The national news stations are reporting that it appears that after recent trials that Celebrex is safer to take than either ibuprofen or naproxen as they concern heart issues.They also referenced kidney issues but they did not address those who already have kidney problems. I have stage 3 kidney disease and also suffer from osteoarthritis. I would appreciate your advice as to whether this would change your current recommendations or not.

Celebrex (celecoxib) is still a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and should not be used regularly in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD).  It can still cause kidney damage and fluid retention.  I suggest you discuss your concerns with your physician.


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