Compare Lodine vs. Celebrex

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Lodine (Etodolac)

Celebrex (Celecoxib)

Prescription only
No information currently available
Relieves pain and inflammation.

Celebrex (Celecoxib) works well for treating pain and causes less upset stomach than other NSAIDs.

4.6/ 7 average rating with 550 reviewsforCelebrex
Upsides
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  • 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.
Downsides
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  • 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.
Used for
  • Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis Osteoarthritis Pain Rheumatoid arthritis
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Extended release
  • Pill
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Reviews
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550 
57%
think this treatment is worth it
38%
think this treatment works well
14%
think this treatment is a hassle

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Side effects
The Lodine (Etodolac) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Celebrex (Celecoxib) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and warnings
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  • Heart attack and stroke

    Long-term use

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Stomach bleeding

    Age 65 or older

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Increased blood pressure

    History of high blood pressure

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Increased swelling (edema) and fluid retention

    History of heart failure

  • Asthma attacks

    History of asthma

  • Lowered kidney function

    Kidney Disease

    ...and 6 more risk factors

  • Harm to unborn babies

    Late pregnancy (more than 30 weeks)

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