Celecoxib is a prescription anti-inflammatory drug. It belongsto the group of drug known as selective COX-2 inhibitors, a kind ofnon-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is prescribed for thetreatment of conditions like:
Celecoxib is also prescribed by doctors for the relief ofshort term (less than 7 days) pain due to surgery, injuries and other medicaland dental procedures. It prevents the formation and the reduction of polypssize of patients with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP). It helps reliefacute pain due to primary dysmenorrhea or menstrual cramps.
Celecoxib works by blocking the enzyme that producesprostaglandin. This enzyme is responsible for the inflammation, pain andswelling. Compared with other NSAID drug, Celecoxib causes less ulceration ofthe stomach and less inflammation. It does not cause the blood to clot. However,this drug can only treat the symptoms. It will not cure the underlyingconditions.
Celecoxib comes in a tablet form that you need to take orally.Take this drug exactly as directed.
Take Celecoxib with or without food. Do not take more thanwhat is recommended.
Some of the side effects of Celecoxib are:
Serious side effects are:
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