Marshall Orthopaedics

Douglas A. Waldman, MD

304 University, Suite 212    Marshall, TX 75670-5247

Phone [903] 935-1151

 

 

With arthritis medicines, like:

ARTHROTEC or CELEBREX or FELDENE or NAPROSYN

 

Watch out for :

Stomach cramps

Spitting up or throwing up blood

Rectal Bleeding

Skin Rash

Dizziness

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If any of these happen, stop the medicine and let us know so we can change it.

Be sure to take arthritis medicine with food.  Eat a meal, THEN take the pill

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If you still have some stomach upset after taking the pill, put butter or margarine on a slice of bread, roll the pill up in the bread, and eat it.  It should make the medicine easier to take and it should be easier on your stomach.