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Please describe the medication: celebrex (celecoxib)?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld answered

Specializes in Pain Management

See below: Celecoxib is licensed for use in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, acute pain, painful menstruation and menstrual symptoms, ankylosing spondylitis and to reduce the number of colon and rectal polyps in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis. It was originally intended to relieve pain while minimizing the gastrointestinal adverse effects usually seen with conventional nsaids.

Answered 6/30/2019

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Dr. David Teicheira answered

Specializes in Pain Management

A type of anti-: Inflammatory. It's in the same general category as aspirin, Motrin etc. But they are more specifically targeting anti-inflammatory response. Most of us are aware that Aspirin Motrin cause stomach problems due to erosion. Celebrex (celecoxib) is less likely to cause this. This is the only cyclooxygenase 2 inhibitor available in the United States. You may remember vioxx and bextra.

Answered 11/5/2015

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Dr. Marshall Bedder answered

Specializes in Pain Management

NSAID: Celebrex (celecoxib) is fda approved to treat the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis (oa) and rheumatoid arthritis (ra), and for the management of acute pain in adults. It is a type of NSAID — a prescription-strength nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. Celebrex (celecoxib) is not a narcotic.

Answered 6/16/2020

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