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||BRAND NAME : Celebrex
CHEMICAL CONTENTS: Celecoxib
Celebrex is prescribed for acute pain, menstrual cramps, and the pain and inflammation of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It is the first of a new class of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) called "COX-2 inhibitors." Like older NSAIDs such as Motrin and Naprosyn, Celebrex 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. Celebrex is therefore less likely to cause the bleeding and ulcers that sometimes accompany sustained use of the older NSAIDs.
Celebrex has also been found to reduce the number of colorectal polyps (growths in the wall of the lower intestine and rectum) in people who suffer from the condition called familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), an inherited tendency to develop large numbers of colorectal polyps that eventually become cancerous.
Adults : Osteoarthritis
The recommended daily dose is 200 mg, taken as a single dose or in 100 mg doses twice a day.
The recommended dose is 100 to 200 mg twice a day.
Acute Pain and Menstrual Cramps
The recommended starting dose is 400 mg, followed by an additional 200 mg if needed on the first day. On subsequent days, the recommended dosage is 200 mg twice a day.
Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
The recommended dose is 400 mg twice a day with food.
Dosage is typically cut in half for people with moderate liver problems.
Celebrex Contraindications :
Do not take Celebrex if you are allergic to sulfonamide drugs such as sulfadiazine, sulfisoxazole, Gantanol, and Thiosulfil. Also avoid Celebrex if you've ever suffered an asthma attack, face and throat swelling, or skin eruptions after taking Aspirin or other NSAIDs. If you find that you are allergic to Celebrex, you will not be able to use it.
Celebrex Side Effects:
More common Celebrex side effects :
abdominal pain; diarrhea; headache; indigestion; nausea; respiratory infection; sinus inflammation;
Symptoms of Celebrex overdose may include : Breathing difficulties, coma, drowsiness, gastrointestinal bleeding, blood hypertension, kidney failure, nausea, sluggishness, stomach pain, vomiting
Celebrex Missed dose:
Take Celebrex as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to your regular schedule. Do not take 2 doses at the same time.
Store Celebrex at room temperature.
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