gail p-m Posted July 21, 2003 Share Posted July 21, 2003 I've read a bit about the effects of Celebrex making chemo more effective. When I asked my Dad's oncologist about this, his rather terse response was "Your father isn't in a clinical trial." That seemed to be the end of the discussion from his standpoint. My father is on a number of different medications already due to other health problems. However, since Celebrex is an arthritis drug, I thought that perhaps this could do little or no harm if added to his drug regimen. (I could be wrong here too). I also realize that we could probably get Celebrex through another doctor; unfortunately my father didn't really have an internist he liked when he was diagnosed with the recurrence. So one of the reasons that the pulmonologist referred him to this particular oncologist was because he runs a combination internist/oncologist practice. So that cuts that off as a source of Celebrex. If anyone has taken Celebrex with their chemo, I'd like to hear their results. Also given in the large doses that Celebrex is with the chemo, is anyone aware of possible side effects from the Celebrex. Finally, has anyone's oncologist encouraged them to go on Celebrex for "arthritis" so as to avoid liability for prescribing it since it's in clinical trials. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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