What is Celebrex (Celecoxib) used for?
Celebrex (Celecoxib) is a nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drug (NSAID) used for the treatment of arthritis and acute pain. It is also prescribed to treat juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, menstrual discomfort and discomfort during menstruation. You can perform more of your normal daily activities after taking this medication, as it provides pain and swelling relief. You may need other pain relievers to manage pain caused by arthritis. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before you take anything else to treat your pain symptoms. By decreasing prostaglandin levels, this drug reduces swelling and pain. It works by blocking an enzyme that makes prostaglandins.
Celebrex (Celecoxib) Information
The dosage should be taken as prescribed by your doctor, usually once or twice per day. Food is recommended as a way to minimize stomach upset caused by this drug. Depending on the severity of your medical condition and how you respond to treatment, the dosage may be adjusted. It is recommended that you take this medication only for the prescribed amount of time and at the lowest effective dose.
Do not lie down for at least 10 minutes after taking this medication. A full glass of water (8 ounces or 240 milliliters) should be consumed along with this medication. If your doctor instructs otherwise, take it with a full glass of water. When taking this drug regularly, you may not see the full benefits for up to two weeks (such as arthritis).
The best way to ensure that pain medication works is to take it as soon as you experience pain. Waiting until the pain worsens may make the medication ineffective.
Products such as celebrex may cause bleeding of the stomach or intestines. Talk to your doctor for medical advice if you experience signs of internal bleeding, stomach pain, allergic reaction, skin rash or high blood pressure.
The most commonly reported side effects of Celebrex (Celecoxib) include:
- swelling of the abdomen, feet, ankles, or lower legs
- excessive tiredness
- loss of appetite
- back pain
- unexplained weight gain
- cold symptoms
- pale skin
- fast heartbeat
- gas or bloating
- swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, or hands
- difficult or painful urination
- frequent urination, especially at night
- unusual bleeding or bruising
- difficulty swallowing or breathing
- yellowing of the skin or eyes
- flu-like symptoms
- sore throat
- shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- lack of energy
- pain in the upper right part of the stomach
- cloudy, discolored, or bloody urine
Few known Drug Interactions of Celebrex (Celecoxib) are listed below.
- Synthroid (levothyroxine)
- Vitamin B12
- Vitamin D3
Celebrex disease interactions
- kidney problems
- heart failure
- GI toxicity
Starting price of Celebrex 100mg cost in Canada
- 100 capsules - $103.00 USD ($1.03 per capsules)
Generic Equivalent Starting price of Celecoxib 100mg cost in Canada
- 100 capsules - $33.33 USD ($0.33 per capsules)
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You do require a prescription to order Celebrex (Celecoxib) in Canada. Licensed pharmacies are unable to dispense prescription required drugs without one.
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