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Celecoxib (Definition)

Treats pain, including pain caused by arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis) in children and adults, ankylosing spondylitis, or menstrual cramps. This is a ...Read more


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What is Celebrex (celecoxib) used for?

Celebrex (celecoxib): Celebrex (celecoxib) is a This is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicine that treats pain. ...Read more

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Who should not take Celebrex (celecoxib)?

Who should not take Celebrex (celecoxib)?

Celebrex (celecoxib): should not be used in patients with known hypersensitivity to celecoxib, aspirin, or other NSAIDs, sulfonamides.n patients with active gastrointestinal bleeding, or the treatment of peri-operative pain in the setting of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery or iIn patients who have experienced asthma, urticaria, or allergic-type reactions after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs. See: ...Read more

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How safe is the medication celebrex (celecoxib)?

Relatively so.: Celebrex (celecoxib) is a cox-2 inhibitor. This medication is a pain-relieving antiinflammatory medication. As with all other nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (nsaid's), there are increased risks of gastrointestinal bleeding and cardiovascular events (heart attack, stroke) associated with the use of this medication. ...Read more

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How long does celebrex (celecoxib) take to work?

Varies: It varies in patient to patient, but if I am treating a chronic arthritic condition, i will usually advise my patients to stay on it for at least 3 weeks to determine if there is a benefit or not. ...Read more

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Is there a better anti-inflamatory than.Celebrex?

see details: The best one is the one that works best for you. Different people may get better results with different nsaids. There is no one best NSAID for everyone. ...Read more

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Is vivomo more effective than celebrex (celecoxib)?

Not really: Some people will respond better to one of these meds and others will respond better to the other one. ...Read more

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Help can celebrex (celecoxib) have a generic brand?

Patent expires 2014: Pfizer has fought to extend it's patent, but now it expires this year. How soon an FDA approved generic will be available in the U.S is not yet given. It is available in other countries,but not legal to fill RXs from U.S. Beware of internet offers though. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: celebrex (celecoxib)?

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. ...Read more

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Can celebrex (celecoxib) be taken on a regular basis?

Of course: In many cases this medication helps you perform more of your normal daily activities and improve the quality of life. However, if you are taking Celebrex (celecoxib) for a prolonged period of time on a regular basis, your physician should monitor your progress on a regular basis. ...Read more

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How many celebrex (celecoxib) can be taken safely per day?

How many celebrex (celecoxib) can be taken safely per day?

Upto two: Of the 200mg, 4 of the 100mg, depends on with u are treating, and your kidney function. ...Read more

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Can I take cylobenphire and celebrex (celecoxib) together?

Yes: cyclobenzaprine may make you tired and is not recommended to be used while operating any heavy machinery/driving. ...Read more

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What can I expect from my new medication celebrex (celecoxib)?

Pain relief: 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. ...Read more

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What cand I expect from my new medication celebrex (celecoxib)?

Decreased pain: It is an NSAID that decreases pain from degenerative joint diseases including inflammatory arthritis as well as osteoarthritis. Any pain that is inflammatory in nature will likely decrease significantly. ...Read more

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Celebrex (Definition)

Celecoxib is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a ...Read more