This medication is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), specifically a COX-2 inhibitor, which relieves pain and swelling (inflammation). It is used to treat arthritis, acute pain, and menstrual pain and discomfort. The pain and swelling relief provided by this medication helps you perform a lot more of your normal activities.
If you're treating a chronic condition such as arthritis, ask your doctor about non-drug treatments and/or using other medications to treat your pain. See section that is also warning.
This drug works by blocking the enzyme in the human body that makes prostaglandins. Decreasing prostaglandins assists to decrease pain and swelling.
OTHER USES: This area contains uses of this drug that aren't listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but which may be prescribed by your health care pro. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only when it's been therefore recommended by the health care expert.
This medication doubles to treat gout attacks.
Read the drugs Guide provided by your pharmacist you get a refill before you start using celecoxib and each time. If you have any relevant questions, ask your physician or pharmacist.
Simply take this medicine by mouth as directed by your physician, frequently once or twice daily. To decrease the chance of stomach upset, this drug is best taken with meals. The dosage is based on your condition that is medical and to treatment. Take this medication at the cheapest effective dosage and just for the prescribed length of the time (see also Warning section).
Take this medication with a full glass of water (8 ounces or 240 milliliters) unless your physician directs you otherwise. Do not lie down for ten minutes after taking this medicine.
For particular conditions (like arthritis), it could take as much as two weeks of using this medication frequently before you obtain the full benefit.
If they are used as the first signs of pain occur if you are taking this drug on an "as needed" basis (not on a regular schedule), remember that pain medications work best. If you wait until the pain has worsened, the medication might not work also.
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Stomach upset or gasoline may occur. If either of these effects persists or worsens, tell your pharmacist or doctor promptly.
Remember your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
This medication may raise your blood pressure. Check your blood pressure regularly and tell your doctor if the total results are high.
Inform your physician right away if you have any severe side-effects, including: severe headache, unexplained fat gain, swelling of the fingers or feet, pain/swelling/warmth into the groin/calf, change in amount of urine, difficult/painful swallowing, unusual tiredness.
This drug may rarely cause serious (possibly fatal) liver illness. Get medical help right away if you have any symptoms of liver harm, including: dark urine, persistent nausea/vomiting/loss of appetite, severe stomach/abdominal pain, yellowing eyes/skin.
an extremely serious reaction that is allergic this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away in the event that you notice any observeable symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially associated with face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This isn't a list that is complete of adverse effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your pharmacist or doctor.
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Phone your doctor for medical advice about adverse effects. You may report effects that are side FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada - Call your physician for medical advice about side effects. You may report effects that are side Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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Before taking celecoxib, tell your medical professional or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to aspirin, other NSAIDs (such as ibuprofen), other COX-2 inhibitors; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain ingredients that are inactive that may cause allergies or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before making use of this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: asthma (including a brief history of worsening breathing after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs), liver disease, stomach/intestine/esophagus problems (such as bleeding, ulcers, recurring heartburn), heart disease (such as angina, heart attack), high bloodstream pressure, stroke, blood disorders (such as anemia, bleeding/clotting problems), growths within the nose (nasal polyps).
Kidney dilemmas can often occur by using NSAID medications, including celecoxib. Problems are more likely that occurs if you are dehydrated, have heart failure or kidney disease, are an older adult, or if you take certain medications (see also Drug Interactions section). Drink plenty of fluids as directed by your doctor to prevent dehydration and tell your doctor right away if you have any unusual change in the amount of urine.
This medication might cause stomach bleeding. Daily use of alcohol and tobacco, specially when along with this medication, may boost your risk for stomach bleeding. Limit alcohol and smoking. Consult your doctor or pharmacist to learn more.
Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all these products you use (including prescribed drugs, nonprescription medications, and herbal products).
Older adults may be much more sensitive to your negative effects of this drug, especially stomach bleeding and kidney problems.
Caution is advised when applying this drug for children with a particular type of arthritis (systemic onset juvenile rheumatoid arthritis symptoms) because they could be at increased risk for an extremely severe bleeding/clotting problem (disseminated intravascular coagulation). Get medical help right away when your child develops sudden bleeding/bruising or bluish skin in the fingers/toes.
Before using this medication, women of childbearing age should talk with their doctor(s) about the benefits and risks (such as miscarriage, trouble getting pregnant). Tell your doctor if you plan to become pregnant if you are pregnant or. During pregnancy, this medicine must be used only when clearly needed. It is not recommended for use during the very first and final trimesters of maternity due to possible harm to the unborn baby and interference with normal labor/delivery.
This medication passes into breast milk. While there have actually been no reports of problems for nursing infants, check with your doctor before breast-feeding.
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