Celebrex is an (NSAID) nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug that is particularly a COX-2 blocker which eases pain and inflammation. It is also used for the therapy of arthritis, menstrual pain, acute pain, and discomfort. The pain and inflammation relief granted after the dosage of this medicine helps you to carry on your day to day activities with easiness.
How does the drug work?
This medicine works by obstructing the enzyme in the body which causes pain. i.e it works by hindering the production of COX-2 an organic (natural) component that causes inflammation and pain decreasing these prostaglandins assist to lower the pain and swelling. Thus, Celebrex is an (NSAID) and a COX-2 blocker.
How to consume this medicine?
Before the consumption of this medication, it is essential to know how to take this medicine. You can also refer to the medication guide provided by your practitioner. If you do not understand anything or have any hesitation about the product consult your practitioner immediately.
You are required to consume the prescribed Celebrex dosage orally with water generally 1 time or 2 times in a day as directed by your medicinal practitioner. To lower the chances of stomach pain, nausea, or upset stomach this medication can be consumed after having food to gain more benefits from it.
This pain reliever comes in the form of capsules with 50 mg, 100 mg, 200 mg, and 400 mg respectively. So your medicinal practitioner will assign you the dosage based on the severity of pain and inflammation you hold. You can increase and reduce the dosage based on your necessity and reaction towards treatment.
The standard scheduled doses for Celebrex generic are mentioned below:
- For an adult suffering from rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis, the recommended dose is 200 mg a day.
- For an adult suffering from ankylosing spondylitis, the recommended dose is 200 mg to 400 mg a day.
- For an adult suffering from menstruation pain or injury pain, the recommended dose is 200 mg 2 times a day.
- For an adult suffering from familial polyposis, the recommended dose id 400 mg 2 times a day with food.
- For children suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, the doctor will recommend the dosage base on the weight of the child which can be consumed 2 times a day. If any child is suffering from liver disease then he may be recommended lower strength of dose.
How to know if you are dealing with side effects after the Celebrex uses?
You should be cautious with the dosage you take as if you overdose the medication or have an allergy to it you can experience symptoms of side effects such as headache, indigestion, stomach ache, gas, nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, sleeping issues, rashes, hives, body pain, swelling of hands/feet/eyes/tongue/throat, itching, red spots, yellowing of skin, pain in chest, weakness, blood in vomiting, tarry stools, uncommon bruising or bleeding difficulty while swallowing, lack of energy, etc.
What are the Important Precautions of the drug?
This medication is not safe during the time of pregnancy or breastfeeding as it can cause harm to the child. So it is better if you inform your practitioner that you are pregnant or expecting to become pregnant.
Children above 2 years of age can take Celebrex if they have juvenile arthritis. People above 65 years of age can have a risk of getting kidney failure or GI bleeding.
This drug can increase the possibility of bleeding when consumed with other medications which also results in bleeding such as blood thinners, warfarin, dabigatran, clopidogrel, etc. So do not consume this medication with other chemical products which will cause bleeding.