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    Celecoxib

    Information about Celecoxib

    Celecoxib uses

    Celecoxib is used for pain relief, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and pain during menstruation.

    How celecoxib works

    Celecoxib is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) called COX-2 inhibitors. It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for pain and inflammation (redness and swelling).

    Common side effects of celecoxib

    Flu-like symptoms, Indigestion, Stomach pain, Diarrhea, Peripheral edema, Flatulence
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    Written By
    Dr. Anuj Saini
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    Reviewed By
    Dr. Varun Gupta
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    18 Feb 2020 | 05:21 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Celecoxib

    • Celecoxib helps relieve pain and inflammation.
    • It may cause fewer stomach problems as compared to other NSAIDs like Ibuprofen or Naproxen.
    • It may cause dizziness and fatigue. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
    • Do not consume alcohol while on treatment with this medicine as it may cause excessive drowsiness.
    • Regularly monitor your blood pressure while taking this medicine, particularly in the first two weeks after starting treatment.
    • Inform your doctor if you have a history of stomach ulcers, heart diseases, high blood pressure, and liver or kidney disease.
    • During long-term treatment, your doctor may want to take regular blood tests to monitor your liver function.
    • Do not take Celecoxib if you are pregnant, planning to conceive, or breastfeeding.

    Frequently asked questions for Celecoxib

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    Q. Is Celecoxib banned in India?

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

    Q. Is Celecoxib gluten free?

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

    Q. Is Celecoxib the same as Celebrex?

    Yes. Celebrex is one of the brand names of Celecoxib available in the market

    Q. Is Celecoxib safe?

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

    Q. Is Celecoxib a narcotic or addictive drug?

    No. Celecoxib is not a narcotic or addictive drug

    Q. 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

    Q. 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

    Q. 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 18 February, 2020, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)