Celebrex (Celecoxib) ®
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Common Uses of Celebrex:
Celebrex (Celecoxib) is used to relieve pain and swelling (inflammation). Celebrex (Celecoxib) is used to treat arthritis, acute pain, and menstrual pain and discomfort. Celebrex (Celecoxib) is also used to decrease growths found in the intestines (colon polyps) in persons with a family history of this condition.
Packaging & Pricing:
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Packets of 100 x 100mg Celebrex tablets
Packets of 100 x 200mg Celebrex tablets
How Celebrex Works:
Celecoxib or Celebrex is a COX-2 specific inhibitor. Cyclo oxygenase compounds are found throughout the body - for example, in the nervous system and stomach. COX-2 is a type of cyclo oxygenase that produces prostaglandins that cause pain and inflammation. COX-1 is a type of cyclo oxygenase that is found in the stomach that helps protect the stomach lining. Thus, being specific for COX-2, Celecoxib or Celebrex reduces pain and inflammation with little stomach
People who have a sensitivity to other anti inflammatory drugs may be able to tolerate Celecoxib or Celebrex, however they should use it with caution. Any of the following may be reason to choose a different drug. Inform your doctor before starting therapy.
- Allergic to celecoxib
- Allergic to sulfa drugs
- Asthma, urticaria, or allergic type reactions with aspirin or other NSAIDs
- Third trimester of pregnancy
- Severe liver function impairment
Celebrex Side Effects:
Celebrex (Celecoxib) SIDE EFFECTS that may occur while taking this medicine include stomach upset or gas. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you experience severe headache, unexplained weight gain, swelling of the hands or feet, or change in amount of urine. Celebrex (Celecoxib) may rarely cause serious (possibly fatal) bleeding from the stomach or intestines; therefore, CONTACT YOUR
DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY AND STOP TAKING THIS MEDICINE if you experience any of the following: black stools, vomit that looks like coffee grounds, persistent stomach/abdominal pain. This medicine may rarely cause serious (possibly fatal) liver disease; therefore, CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY if you experience any of the following: yellowing eyes or skin, dark urine, persistent stomach/abdominal pain, unusual fatigue. CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY IF YOU EXPERIENCE difficulty
breathing; dizziness; tightness of chest; swelling of eyelids, face, or lips; or if you develop a rash or hives, tell your doctor immediately. Do not take any more doses of Celebrex (Celecoxib) unless your doctor tells you to do so. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
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