Celecoxib is a prescription anti-inflammatory drug. It belongs to the group of drug known as selective COX-2 inhibitors, a kind of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is prescribed for the treatment of conditions like:
Celecoxib is also prescribed by doctors for the relief of short term (less than 7 days) pain due to surgery, injuries and other medical and dental procedures. It prevents the formation and the reduction of polyps size of patients with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP). It helps relief acute pain due to primary dysmenorrhea or menstrual cramps.
Celecoxib works by blocking the enzyme that produces prostaglandin. This enzyme is responsible for the inflammation, pain and swelling. Compared with other NSAID drug, Celecoxib causes less ulceration of the 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 underlying conditions.
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 than what is recommended.
Some of the side effects of Celecoxib are:
Serious side effects are:
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