What is the drug Celebrex prescribed for?

Celecoxib is used to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by a breakdown of the lining of the joints), rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints), and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis that mainly affects the spine).

What is the side effects of taking Celebrex?

Common side effects may include:

  • stomach pain, heartburn, gas, diarrhea, constipation, nausea, vomiting;
  • swelling in your hands or feet;
  • dizziness; or.
  • cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat.

What should I avoid while taking Celebrex?

Avoid taking aspirin or other NSAIDs unless your doctor tells you to. Avoid drinking alcohol. It may increase your risk of stomach bleeding. Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using other medicines for pain, fever, swelling, or cold/flu symptoms.

What is the pain killer in Celebrex?

About celecoxib

Type of medicine A selective inhibitor of cyclo-oxygenase-2 non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)
Used for Relief of pain and inflammation in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis
Also called Celebrex®
Available as Capsules

What is the best time of day to take Celebrex?

Take your medicine at about the same time each day. Taking it at the same time each day will have the best effect. It will also help you remember when to take it. If you need to take an antacid, take it at least 2 hours before or 2 hours after your dose of Celebrex.

Why can’t you lie down after taking Celebrex?

Do not lie down immediately after taking medicine, to make sure the pills have gone through the esophagus into the stomach. Notify your healthcare provider if you experience painful swallowing or feel that the medicine is sticking in your throat.

Can Celebrex make you sleepy?

Celecoxib oral capsule does not cause drowsiness, but it can cause other side effects.

What kind of drug is Celebrex 100mg?

DESCRIPTION Celebrex (celecoxib) capsule is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, available as capsules containing 50 mg, 100 mg, 200 mg and 400 mg celecoxib for oral administration. The chemical name is 4- [5- (4-methylphenyl)- 3- (trifluoromethyl)-1H-pyrazol-1-yl] benzenesulfonamide and is a diaryl-substituted pyrazole.

Do the benefits of Celebrex outweigh its risks?

Based on these results, the FDA decided that benefits of Celebrex outweigh its risks. Celebrex is a type of pain reliever called a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It reduces inflammation and relieves pain for various conditions.

Can Celebrex be used to treat JRA?

JRA can affect one or many joints, causing pain, swelling, and stiffness. But children with this condition can also have other symptoms, such as eye inflammation, fatigue, fever, swollen glands, and a rash. Celebrex is a commonly used NSAID that’s well accepted as an effective treatment for JRA.

What are the markings on the Celebrex (celecoxib) capsules?

CELEBREX (celecoxib) 400 mg capsules are white, with reverse printed white on green band with markings of 7767 on the cap and 400 on the body, supplied as: