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Celecoxib is used in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, joint pain (arthralgia), muscle pain (myalgia), pain during menstruation and post operative pain

How it works

Celecoxib blocks the release of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for pain and inflammation (redness and swelling).

Common side effects

Abdominal pain, Palpitations, Nausea, Vomiting, Headache, Gastritis, Heartburn, Edema, Dyspepsia, Flatulence, Increased blood pressure, Dizziness, Constipation, Diarrhoea

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Expert advice

  • Do not take celecoxib, if you are allergic to celecoxib or to any other content in the medicine or to ‘Sulfonamide’ class of antibiotics.
  • Do not take celecoxib, if you have ulcers or bleeding in your stomach or intestines; asthma, breathing problems, nasal congestion, nasal polyps or allergic reactions after taking NSAIDs.
  • Do not take celecoxib, if you have severe kidney or liver disease, heart conditions, heart attack or stroke; problems with the blood circulation or had a surgery on the arteries in your legs.
  • Do not take celecoxib, if you have inflammation of intestines like Ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease.
  • Avoid using celecoxib, if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding a baby.

Frequently asked questions



Is celecoxib banned in India?
No. Celecoxib is not banned in India. It is legally available on prescription


Is celecoxib gluten free?
Yes. Celecoxib is gluten free. However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use


Is celecoxib the same as Celebrex?
Yes. Celebrex is one of the brand names of celecoxib available in the market

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Is celecoxib safe?
Yes. Celecoxib is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor


Is celecoxib a narcotic or addictive drug?
No. Celecoxib is not a narcotic or addictive drug


Does celecoxib cause drowsiness, weight gain or constipation?
Celecoxib may cause drowsiness, weight gain or constipation. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor


Does celecoxib contain aspirin, codeine or sulfa?
No. Celecoxib is by itself a type of medicinal compound. It does not contain aspirin, codeine or sulfa


How does celecoxib work?
Celecoxib works by inhibiting the formation of chemicals called prostaglandins in the body that cause pain and inflammation, thereby reducing the pain and swelling symptoms.

Content on this page was last updated on 16 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)