Celebrex is a prescription medicine that contains Celecoxib as an active ingredient. Celecoxib is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) helpful in relieving acute pain, arthritis pain, and menstrual discomfort and pain.
Celebrex comes in a capsule form is to be consumed orally. Celebrex is prescribed for treating rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, short-term (or acute) pain, menstrual discomfort and cramps.
Celebrex contains Celecoxib. Celecoxib is a cyclo-oxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitor. COX-2 is the enzyme involved in the production of prostaglandins during the inflammation process. Prostaglandins are the substances that cause swelling, pain, redness and tenderness at the site of inflammation. Inhibition of COX-2 by Celecoxib reduces the production of the prostaglandins, thereby reducing the pain associated with an inflammatory condition.
Celebrex is a prescription product that provides relief from pain and inflammation in acute pain, arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, menstrual discomfort and cramps and other inflammation-associated pain in the body.
Celebrex is available as a capsule, in two strengths viz., 100mg and 200 mg. The dose of Celecoxib varies from 200-400 mg per day depending upon the medical condition. Accordingly, the Celebrex capsules are to be consumed once or twice daily, depending upon the prescription.
Celebrex capsules are to be consumed orally with a glass of water, once or twice daily, depending upon the prescription. To avoid any gastrointestinal effects, it is best to consume Celebrex capsule after food. The patients should avoid lying down for at least 10 min after consuming Celebrex capsules.
Gastrointestinal sides effects (upset stomach, ulcers, bloating, constipation), high blood pressure, nausea, vomiting, heartburn, dizziness, headache and respiratory tract infection are the most commonly observed effects.
Celebrex increases the risk of cardiovascular complication like heart attack and stroke. Consumption of Celebrex before and after a heart surgery should be avoided.
Celebrex is a prescription drug. Celebrex is an NSAID and is likely to cause gastrointestinal effects like upset stomach, indigestion and ulcers in some patients. The likelihood of these effects increases with the concomitant consumption of alcohol. Patients with known sulpha drugs allergy should not consume Celebrex without consultation with the doctor. People with a history or active condition of kidney disease, liver disease, high blood pressure, stomach ulcers, or bleeding problem should inform their doctor before taking Celebrex.
Celebrex can be used along with paracetamol, codeine, co-codamol, tramadol or morphine. However, concomitant usage of Celebrex with Aspirin and other NSAIDs like, Ibuprofen, Naproxen should be avoided. Usage of anticoagulants like warfarin with Celebrex increases the risk of bleeding. Celebrex may reduce the efficacy of the diuretics and medicines used for high blood pressure. Concomitant usage of Celebrex with ACE inhibitors (ramipril, enalapril), angiotensin II antagonists (losartan), ciclosporin, diuretics (bendroflumethiazide, furosemide) and tacrolimus may affect kidney function. Concomitant administration of Celebrex and antiarrhythmic medicines (flecainide), SSRI antidepressants (citalopram, fluoxetine), tricyclic antidepressants (amitriptyline, clomipramine) increases the risk for side effects of these drugs. Celebrex reduces the efficacy of barbiturates, carbamazepine and rifampicin.
Celebrex should be stored at room temperature, away from direct heat, humidity and light. Keep the medicine out of the reach of children. Celebrex should not be used beyond its expiry date mentioned on the packing of the Celebrex.
Is Celecoxib safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
The safety of Celecoxib in pregnant women has not been carried out. However, animal studies suggest that Celecoxib should not be avoided in pregnancy. Evidence suggests that Celecoxib is transferred to breastmilk and hence breastfeeding mothers should avoid taking Celecoxib.
What drugs and food should I avoid while taking Celebrex (Celecoxib)?
Concomitant usage of Aspirin and other NSAIDs increases the risk of ulcers. Thus, these medicines should be avoided with Celebrex. Alcohol consumption while on Celebrex increases the risk for bleeding, and hence alcohol consumption should be avoided.
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