Compare Celebrex vs. Acetaminophen With Codeine
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Celebrex (Celecoxib) works well for treating pain and causes less upset stomach than other NSAIDs.
Tylenol #3 (Acetaminophen / Codeine) is a good option to treat pain and cough as needed when over-the-counter medicines can't control the symptoms, but must make sure you don't take too much acetaminophen (Tylenol) to avoid liver problems or death.
- Relieves pain and inflammation for many types of arthritis, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
- Good for treating muscle aches and pains, as well as menstrual cramps.
- Causes fewer stomach problems than other NSAIDs like Ibuprofen or Naproxen.
- Lasts longer than Ibuprofen.
- Combination pain medicine with an opioid component (codeine) and non-opioid component (acetaminophen or Tylenol) that takes advantage of different modes of pain relieve in a single pill.
- Provides quick relieve for mild to moderate pain to improve quality of life.
- Good for as-needed pain and control.
- Generally well tolerated by people, especially if taken with food to lower risk of stomach upset.
- Lower rates of misuse compared to pure opioid medicines.
- Can help you fall asleep easier.
- The longer you take Celebrex (Celecoxib), the more likely you are to have stomach problems, including inflammation, ulcers, and bleeding. Can also happen if you take Celebrex (Celecoxib) on an empty stomach.
- Like all NSAIDs, it can raise your risk of blood clots, heart attack, or a stroke.
- Can also affect your kidneys or cause permanent kidney damage if taken for a long time.
- Dizziness and drowsiness is common, but your body may adjust.
- Everyone will get constipation - always stay hydrated and take stool softener or stimulant on days you're taking Acetaminophen with codeine if you need.
- All opioid containing medicines have the risk of physical dependence and possibility of withdrawal when used long-term.
- The non-opioid part of Acetaminophen with codeine, acetaminophen (Tylenol), has a high risk of liver failure and death if you take more than the maximum daily dose. Be very careful.
- Relies on the users to be aware of how much acetaminophen (Tylenol) they are using since it is a very common ingredient in many prescription and non-prescription pain medicines.
- Avoid alcohol.
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History of high blood pressure
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