Brand names available: Celact, Cobix, Colcibra
Pronunciation ---- sell-eh-COX-ib
Celecoxib is NSAID belongs to COX-2 inhibitor. Celecoxib is used in the treatment of pain and inflammation in Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis.
Celecoxib is also used in the treatment of dysmenorrhoea.
Take this medication with or without food. Take it as prescribed by your doctor.
Always remember to inform your health expert if you are taking any prescription or OTC medication.
If you are having asthma inform your doctor. Celecoxib may precipitate the asthma attack.
If you suffer from stomach ulcer or bleeding inform your doctor. Prolonged use of celecoxib may increase the risk for ulcers or bleeding.
If you are planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding pl. make sure you notify to your health expert.
Abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, dizziness, headache, insomnia, respiratory tract infection.
For the treatment of osteoarthritis: start 200 mg in two divided doses and may increased to 200mg two times daily if required.
For Rheumatoid arthritis: 100 to 200 mg daily two times.
For Dysmenorrhoea: 200mg two times daily. Or
Use as directed by your physician, your physician prescribes depending on the severity of disease.
Use the complete course of medication as prescribed by your physician even though you feel better after one or two days of usage of medication.
Missed dose: If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at same time to cover up the missed dose
Celecoxib should be stored at room temperature between (15-30 degrees C). Store it in a place where it won’t be exposed to excessive heat, moisture or direct sunlight never store in bathroom. Keep it out of reach of children. Make sure that any leftover portion is disposed of safely.
Celecoxib acts only COX-2, it does not have effect on COX-1 hence it cause less likely ulcers or bleeding compared older NSDAIDs.
Celecoxib increase the chance of heart attack or stroke.
It is imp to read manufacturing packaging instruction carefully if available and always do not hesitate to consult pharmacist or physician for any information.
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