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vinaykumar
Posts: 66
Joined: Dec 2012

am going to ask my dad's oncologist abt including celebrex / celecoxib along with the xelox chemo he is undergoing...

 

there are numerous trials going on to check the effectiveness of this and i wanted everyone to have a look and share your experincex with celebrex/celecoxib

 

http://www.asco.org/ASCOv2/Meetings/Abstracts?&vmview=abst_detail_view&confID=114&abstractID=100408

http://gicasym.asco.org/sites/gicasym.org/files/gis00113000051.pdf

luvinlife2
Posts: 172
Joined: Jul 2012

I've been doing this combo since spring 2011.  My nat Dr. is the one who prescribed it for me due to my chronic pain in hips and lower back however, at that time he told me that a side benefit would be that it enhances the effectiveness of xeloda.  The dosage should be under 400mg/day to avoid the risks associated with the drug.  It should be noted that in Canada, there is currently a nation wide class action lawsuite filed against the makers of Celebrex.  I take 100mg 2x/day will no ill effects on my liver. 

vinaykumar
Posts: 66
Joined: Dec 2012

how has your experince been? have u had any cancer releated issues since starting this xeloda/celebrex combo?

luvinlife2
Posts: 172
Joined: Jul 2012

I've not had any problems with the celebrex/xeloda combination.  Again, I think it's just one more thing added to the mix that has helped keep my cancer in check.   My CEA doesn't drop dramatically anymore but it continues to decrease slowly or is maintained.  So I do believe that it's helped the xeloda continue to work within my body.  I do a number of different things to keep my cancer from progressing so it is hard to say exactly what is responsible but I've come to the conclusion for myself, it's the combination of everything that works.   The main reason I went on it was for back/hip pain brought on by chemo and for that alone, it has worked.  Smile

manwithnoname
Posts: 402
Joined: Jun 2012

here; http://csn.cancer.org/node/252832  on Celecoxib

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tanstaafl
Posts: 1013
Joined: Oct 2010

Outside the US in an increasing number of countries, celecoxib is now a generic drug. eg 200 mg for 10 - 50 cents vs $5.69+ in the US.  

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