People who rely on pain relievers generally know whether their medication is working or not. We have heard many complaints from readers that their generic celecoxib does not work as well as brand name Celebrex to relieve the pain of arthritis. Here’s a story from one reader looking for a celecoxib as good as Celebrex.
Is Celecoxib as Good as Celebrex?
Q. I was taking brand-name Celebrex for my arthritis until my insurance company switched me to the generic drug. This is not worth the money I paid for it. My pain level increased dramatically, and I also started having problems with additional joints. What’s the gain in taking something that doesn’t work? I am unable to live a good quality of life without adequate pain relief!
A. We have heard from a great many readers who have complained about ineffective generic celecoxib. We have no way of determining which generic drug companies may be cutting corners with their quality control.
Try the Authorized Generic for Celecoxib as Good as Celebrex:
There is another option. One generic manufacturer has an agreement with Pfizer, the original maker of Celebrex. Greenstone distributes an authorized generic celecoxib that should work the same as the brand name.
One reader wrote:
“Generic celecoxib had no effect on my pain. When I started the generic from Greenstone, I got the same pain relief as from Celebrex.”
To learn more about authorized generics and how to use generic drugs wisely, you may wish to read our online resource, an eGuide to Saving Money on Medicines. If you are interested in other ways to manage arthritis pain, we suggest our eGuide to Alternatives for Arthritis.