Drug Class: What is Celecoxib and why is it prescribed?
Drug Mechanism: How does Celecoxib work?
Dosage: How should you take Celecoxib?
Possible food and drug interactions when taking Celecoxib
Special information on Celecoxib
Celecoxib side effects
|Drug Class: What is Celecoxib and why is it prescribed?|
Generic Celecoxib 400 mg is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that relieves pain and inflammation (swelling). Generic Celecoxib is most commonly used for acute pain, menstrual cramps, and the pain and inflammation of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
|Drug Mechanism: How does Celecoxib work?|
Like older NSAIDs such as Motrin and Naprosyn, Generic Celecoxib 400 mg is believed to
fight pain and inflammation by inhibiting the effect of a natural enzyme called
COX-2. Unlike the older medications, however, it does not interfere with a similar
substance, called COX-1, which exerts a protective effect on the lining of the
stomach. Generic Celecoxib is therefore less likely to cause the bleeding and ulcers
that sometimes accompany sustained use of the older NSAIDs.
|Dosage: How should you take Celecoxib?|
For best results, take Generic Celecoxib dosage regularly, exactly
as prescribed. You can take it with or without food.
|Possible food and drug interactions when taking Celecoxib|
If Generic Celecoxib 400 mg is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could
be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with
your doctor before combining Generic Celecoxib 400 mg with the following:
|Special information on Celecoxib|
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, Generic Celecoxib can harm a developing baby,
if taken during the third trimester, and its safety earlier in pregnancy has not
been confirmed. Take Generic Celecoxib 400 mg during pregnancy only if you feel the risk
|Celecoxib side effects|
| Generic Celecoxib 400 mg side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in
intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine
if it is safe for you to continue taking Generic Celecoxib.
More common Generic Celecoxib 400 mg side effects: May include abdominal pain, diarrhea, headache, indigestion, nausea, respiratory infection, sinus inflammation.
Less common Generic Celecoxib 400 mg side effects: Back pain, dizziness, gas, insomnia, rash, runny nose, sore
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