Celebrex (Celecoxib) belongs to a group of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS). NSAIDS work by reducing a substance in the body that leads to inflammation and pain. This action relieves pain and reduces swelling and inflammation. This medication is used to treat the symptoms of osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and rheumatoid arthritis in adults. It is also used to treat moderate to severe pain for a short term period (less than 7 days) such as pain due to surgery, sprains, or tooth extractions.
We currently have the brand Celebrex from Australia manufactured by Pfizer and the generic Cobix from India manufactured by Cipla. Sometimes we carry generic Celecoxib hard capsules comes from Canada (Apotex or Marcan) or UK (by Mylan). It may come from other countries around the world. Celebrex is available in capsule form and strengths of 100 mg and 200 mg.
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:
• Fast heartbeat;
• Hearing changes;
• Increased blood pressure;
• Signs of bleeding;
• Signs of depression;
• Swelling of the legs or feet;
• Symptoms of liver damage
See your doctor immediately if you see any of the following side effects:
• Bladder pain, difficulty or pain passing urine;
• Signs of heart attack;
• Symptoms of a severe allergic reaction;
• Symptoms of a severe skin reaction;
• Symptoms of stroke;
• Symptoms of bleeding in the stomach or intestines
The amount of Celecoxib and how long it is taken varies according to the condition being treated. It should be used at the lowest dose possible to achieve pain relief. Celecoxib may be taken with or without food. There may be an interaction between Celecoxib and other medications such as ACE inhibitors (e.g, enalapril, ramipril), alcohol, clopidogrel, cyclosporine, fluconazole, furosemide, garlic, ginger, green tea, tacrolimus, thiazide, warfarin, etc. Speak to your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of these medications.
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