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Medication To Treat Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid , Ankylosing, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

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:

  • Osteoarthritis –caused by the breakdown of the lining of the joints
  • Rheumatoid arthritis- swelling of the lining if the joint
  • Ankylosing arthritis- arthritis that affects the spine
  • Juvenile Rheumatoid arthritis- arthritis that affects children 2 years and older
Celecoxib (COBIX-200)

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.

How to use Celecoxib?

Celecoxib comes in a tablet form that you need to take orally.Take this drug exactly as directed.

  • Osteoarthritis–the usual recommended dose is 100mg to times a day or 200mg once a day
  • Rheumatoidarthritis- the usual recommended dose is 200mg two times a day
  • Menstrualcramps- a single dose of 400mg on the first day followed by 200 mg if needed.
  • FAP- theusual recommended dose is 400mg two times a day
  • Ankylosingarthritis- the dose is 200mg a day or 100mg twice a day
  • Moderateto severe pain- the dose is 400mg on the first day followed by 200mg once aday.

Take Celecoxib with or without food. Do not take more thanwhat is recommended.

What are the side effects of Celecoxib?

Some of the side effects of Celecoxib are:

  • Heartburn
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Sleepiness

Serious side effects are:

  • Hearingchanges
  • Confusion
  • Blurredvision
  • Fatigue
  • Allergicreaction
  • Signsof lung inflammation such as a dry cough and tiredness
  • Signsof depression like poor concentration and changes in sleep pattern
  • Swellingof the feet and legs

Important Information

  • Celecoxib can cause a decrease in the blood counts. Tell your doctor if you have blood-related medical conditions.
  • Celecoxib is an NSAID that can cause fertility problems.
  • This medication may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor if you are taking any other medications including vitamin and herbal supplements.
  • NSAID drug can reduce blood pressure.

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