Medication Class: Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drug (NSAID)
Approval date: December, 1998
What is Celebrex and how does it work
Celebrex is a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug that works by inhibiting the action of the enzyme cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) which plays a role in the generation of pain and inflammation when there is injury to parts of the body. It is a selective COX-2 inhibitor.
What does Celebrex treat
How effective is Celebrex
What are interesting facts about Celebrex
How is Celebrex dosed and administered
Celebrex capsules are administered orally with or without a meal. For those who have difficulty swallowing capsules the content of the capsule can be mixed with a teaspoon of apple sauce and ingested with water.
Osteoarthritis: 200 mg once daily or 100mg twice daily.
Rheumatoid Arthritis: 100 to 200 mg twice daily.
Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis: 50 mg twice daily in patients 10-25 kg. 100 mg twice daily in patients more than 25 kg.
Ankylosing Spondylitis: 200 mg once daily or 100 mg twice daily. May be increased to 400 mg daily if there is no effect after 6 weeks.
Acute pain and Primary Dysmenorrhea: 400 mg followed by 200 mg if needed on day 1; 200 mg twice daily as needed thereafter.
What are the side effects of Celebrex
Common: Headache, rash, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, stomach pain.
Serious: Heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, heart failure, fluid retention, ulcers, severe allergic reactions, severe skin reactions, liver failure, asthma attacks, anemia.
Celebrex drug interactions
What is the cost of Celebrex
$3.50 to $12.5 per capsule.
How to obtain prescription assistance for Celebrex
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References: Celebrex FDA Prescribing Information and Medication Guide
This medication summary is for information only and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider.