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Celebrex (Celecoxib)

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Celebrex - 100mg

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Description

The brand-name prescription medication Celebrex is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), specifically a COX-2 inhibitor, which relieves inflammation and pain. By reducing inflammation (swelling and damage) and relieving pain, it is FDA-approved to treat osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, acute (short-term) pain, and primary dysmenorrhea in adults.

Prostaglandins are made in your body by an enzyme that this drug blocks. Pain and swelling can be reduced by decreasing prostaglandins. You can perform more daily activities with this medication’s pain and swelling relief. Your doctor may suggest non-drug treatment options or other medicines if you are treating a chronic condition such as arthritis.

The capsules of Celebrex are swallowed. A teaspoonful of applesauce can also be sprinkled on a tablet before eating.

Each strength of Celebrex comes in a 50-milligram (mg), 100-milligram (mg), 200-milligram (mg), or 400-milligram (mg) dose.

Warnings

It is rare for Celecoxib to increase the risk of heart attack or stroke. This effect can occur at any time while taking this drug, but it is more likely to occur if you take it for an extended period. There is a higher risk in older adults if you have heart disease or an increased risk for heart disease (for example, if you smoke, have a family history of heart disease, or have high blood pressure or diabetes). This drug is not recommended before or after heart bypass surgery (CABG).

In addition, this drug may rarely cause serious (rarely fatal) bleeding from the stomach or intestines. During the course of taking this drug, this effect can occur without warning symptoms at any time. This effect may be more prevalent in older adults.

If you experience any of the following rare but severe side effects, stop taking Celecoxib and seek medical help right away: stomach/abdominal pain that doesn’t go away, bloody or black/tarry stools, vomit that resembles coffee grounds, chest/jaw/left arm pain, shortness of breath, unusual sweating, weakness on one side of the body, sudden vision changes, difficulty speaking.

It would be best to discuss the risks and benefits of taking this medication with your prescriber.

Precautions

You should tell your doctor if you are allergic to celecoxib, aspirin, other NSAIDs (such as ibuprofen), COX-2 inhibitors, or any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. For more information, contact us, and we will put you in touch with one of our pharmacists.

Your doctor or pharmacist should know about your medical history before taking this medication, especially if you have asthma (including a history of worsening breathing when taking aspirin or NSAIDs), liver disease, stomach/intestine/esophagus problems (bleeding, ulcers, heartburn recurring), heart disease (such as angina, heart attack), high blood pressure, stroke, blood disorders (such as anemia, bleeding/clotting problems), or nose growths (nasal polyps).

If you do asthma, make sure to tell your doctor about medications you may be on. This can include the Flovent HFA Inhaler.

NSAID medications, such as celecoxib, can sometimes cause kidney problems. You are more likely to experience problems if you are dehydrated, have heart failure or kidney disease, are an older adult, or take certain medications. Ensure you drink plenty of fluids as directed by your doctor to prevent dehydration, and tell your doctor if your urine amount changes.

There is a risk of stomach bleeding when taking this medicine. You may be at greater risk of stomach bleeding if you use alcohol or tobacco daily, especially when these medications are combined. Smoking and alcohol should be limited.

It would help to inform your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription, nonprescription, and herbal).

This drug may increase the risk of stomach/intestinal bleeding, kidney problems, heart attacks, and strokes in older adults.

There is a risk of severe bleeding or clotting problems (disseminated intravascular coagulation) when this drug is used by children with certain types of arthritis (systemic onset juvenile rheumatoid arthritis). When your child develops sudden bleeding/bruising or bluish skin in their fingers or toes, seek medical attention immediately.

Side Effects

It is possible to experience stomach upset or gas. You should notify your doctor or pharmacist if these effects persist or worsen.
It is important to remember that your doctor prescribed this medication because he judged that the risks outweighed the benefits. There are a few severe side effects associated with this medication.

Your blood pressure may rise as a result of taking this medication. Regularly check your blood pressure and inform your doctor if it is high.
If you experience any serious side effects, tell your doctor right away, such as severe headaches, severe pain/swelling/warmth in the groin/calf, kidney problems, difficulty swallowing, signs of heart failure (such as swelling ankles/feet, unusual tiredness, unusual/sudden weight gain).

Rarely this drug can cause serious (possibly fatal) liver damage. If you experience any liver damage symptoms, including nausea/vomiting that does not stop, loss of appetite, dark urine, severe stomach/abdominal pain, or yellowing eyes/skin, seek medical help immediately.

It is rare for this drug to cause a severe allergic reaction. In any case, you should seek medical attention immediately if you notice any symptoms of a severe allergic reaction, including fever, swollen lymph nodes, rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face, tongue, and throat), severe dizziness, or trouble breathing.

There may be other side effects not listed here. Consult your doctor if you notice any other effects not listed above.

Drug Interactions

Provide your doctor and pharmacist with a list of all the products you use (including prescriptions and nonprescriptions). Your doctor must be consulted before starting, stopping, or changing the dosage of any medicine.

Among the products that may interact with this drug are aliskiren, ACE inhibitors (such as captopril lisinopril), angiotensin II receptor blockers (such as valsartan, losartan), cidofovir, lithium, and “water pills” (diuretics such as furosemide).

When combined with other drugs that may cause bleeding, this medication may increase the risk of bleeding. Clopidogrel, dabigatran, enoxaparin, and warfarin are examples of antiplatelet medicines and blood thinners.

Many prescription and nonprescription medicines contain pain relievers/fever reducers (aspirin, NSAIDs such as naproxen or ibuprofen). If you take these drugs along with celecoxib, you may experience side effects. Unless your doctor instructs you otherwise, you should continue to take low-dose aspirin if your doctor has prescribed it to prevent heart attacks or strokes (usually 81-162 milligrams a day).

Celebrex and Alcohol

The way Celebrex works in your body is not affected by alcohol. Alcohol consumption may cause specific side effects, such as nausea, indigestion (upset stomach), headaches, and dizziness when taken with Celebrex.

There is a risk of ulcers (slow-healing sores) and bleeding in your stomach and intestines when you take Celebrex. It is even more likely that this risk will increase if you drink alcohol while taking Celebrex.

Discuss with your doctor how much alcohol you can drink while taking Celebrex if you drink alcohol.

Pregnancy

Talk to your doctor(s) before using this medication if you are a woman of childbearing age. During pregnancy or if you plan to become pregnant, tell your doctor. This medication may harm an unborn baby and cause problems during labor or delivery. From 20 weeks to delivery, this product should not be used during pregnancy. You should use this medication for the shortest time possible if your doctor decides you need to take it between 20 and 30 weeks of pregnancy. After 30 weeks of pregnancy, you should not use this medication.

Breast milk can contain this medication. You should consult your doctor before breastfeeding, even though there have been no reports of harm to nursing infants.

Dependance or Withdrawal

Neither dependence nor withdrawal are known to occur with Celebrex. In dependence, your body needs the drug to feel as it normally would. When your body becomes dependent on a drug, withdrawal symptoms may occur when you stop taking it.

The potential for misuse of some pain-relieving drugs is high. The reason is that they can cause feelings of pleasure or euphoria, which is also called a high. The withdrawal symptoms you experience when you stop taking these drugs can sometimes be caused by addiction or dependence on these drugs.

Opioid pain relievers, such as codeine, oxycodone (OxyContin), and hydrocodone (Hysingla ER), are associated with these problems. There are no narcotics or controlled substances in Celebrex, unlike opioids. Celebrex does not cause a high, it is not addictive, and stopping Celebrex use does not result in withdrawal symptoms. Stopping Celebrex doesn’t require tapering (gradually stopping treatment).

Your doctor should be consulted if you have concerns about withdrawal or dependence from any medication you are taking, including Celebrex.

Overdose

Call 911 if someone has overdosed and has severe symptoms such as passing out or difficulty breathing. Otherwise, contact a poison control center immediately. You can reach your local poison control center by calling 1-800-222-1222. A severe overdose may cause severe stomach pain, coffee grounds-like vomiting, changes in urine amount, slow or shallow breathing, severe headaches, or unconsciousness.

Storage

Many factors can affect how long a medication remains effective, including how and where it is stored.

A tightly sealed container should be kept at a temperature between 68°F and 77°F (20°C and 25°C) while storing Celebrex capsules. You should avoid storing this medication in areas where it might get damp, such as bathrooms.

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