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Celebrex Medication- Uses & Side Effects

Celebrex is in a class of drugs known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. It works by reducing substances that may cause inflammation, pain, and fever in the body.

Celebrex Dosage

  • For the treatment of Osteoarthritis, the usual starting dose is 200 milligrams, and you should be taken as a single dose or in 100-milligram doses twice a day.
  • For the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis, the usual starting dose is 100 to 200 milligrams twice a day.

Uses of Celebrex

  • Celebrex is used to reduce pain, inflammation, and stiffness that may be caused by osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis.
  • It is also used to reduce the number of adenomatous colorectal polyps in familial adenomatous polyposis, to treat acute pain, and to treat pain that are associated with menstruation.

Side Effects of Celebrex

Before taken Celebrex medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Celebrex. Side effects may include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Indigestion
  • Nausea
  • Respiratory infection
  • Sinus inflammation

Warnings and precautions before taking Celebrex:

  • If you are taking this drug, then it may causes water retention, and which can aggravate swelling, high blood pressure, and heart failure.So you should be used Celebrex with caution if you have any of these conditions.
  • You should tell your doctor if you are allergic to celecoxib, or other NSAIDs such as ibuprofen and naproxen, sulfa medications, any other medications.
  • If you are taking prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products, then you should tell your doctor.
  • If you are having surgery, such as dental surgery, then you should tell the doctor that you are taking celecoxib.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Celebrex with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Celebrex with the following:

  • ACE-inhibitors such as Capoten, Vasotec, and Prinivil
  • Blood thinning agents such as Coumadin
  • Fluconazole
  • Lithium
  • Thiazide diuretics

After taken Celebrex if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Celebrex overdose include

  • Breathing difficulties
  • Coma
  • Drowsiness
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • High blood pressure
  • Kidney failure
  • Nausea
  • Sluggishness
  • Vomiting

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