Posted by beatle
on December 31, 1999 at 01:41:32:
In Reply to: drug interaction posted by Dale Romagnolo on December 27, 1999 at 23:06:57:
: To Whom It May Concern:
: Elderly parent has just started (1 month) taking Celebrex 200mg twice/day for rheumatoid arthritis. She is also taking provachol 20mg/day for cholestrol control and levoxyl 0.075mg/day for thyroid control. She also has carple tunnel aggrivated by the RA. She still complains of pain in arms and shoulders and would like to know if these medications are interacting and causing pain. Doctors know what medications she takes.
: Await response.
Anything I say should not substitute for advice from your doctors advice. I went to a drug interaction site and couldnt find and problems with this combination of drugs. She should avoid grapefruit juice as it can interfere with the Pravachol. RA can be a very painful disease and a combination of RA meds need to be used. The goal for this lady is not to live forever but it should be as painless as possible. I would suggest making another appointment with the doctor and stress how painful it is to her. Also if you could go to the doctor with her and you tell him all the pain she is having, maybe the doctor will listen better.