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CELEBREX is the brand name for celecoxib and is available as an oral capsule.

What dosages is CELEBREX available in?

What dosages is CELEBREX available in?

CELEBREX is available as a 50 mg, 100 mg, 200 mg, and 400 mg oral capsule.

What is CELEBREX used for?

What is CELEBREX used for?

CELEBREX is a COX-2 selective NSAID used for osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA), ankylosing spondylitis (AS), sudden pain, and menstrual cramps.

How does CELEBREX work?

How does CELEBREX work?

CELEBREX is a COX-2 selective nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by blocking a protein called cyclooxygenase-2 (or COX-2) that’s involved in causing pain and swelling. By blocking COX-2, this medication eases pain and swelling. In contrast to most other NSAIDs, CELEBREX doesn’t affect the COX-1 proteins protecting your stomach and gut. Blocking COX-2 rather than COX-1 is thought to explain why CELEBREX generally has a lower risk for stomach bleeding and ulcers.

How do I take CELEBREX?

How do I take CELEBREX?

CELEBREX is typically taken by mouth once or twice daily. The dose might differ if you or your child has liver problems.

Is it safe for me to take CELEBREX?

Is it safe for me to take CELEBREX?

CELEBREX is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you. You should not use this medication if you have a known hypersensitivity to celecoxib, or any components of the drug product or sulfonamides or if you have experienced asthma, urticaria, or allergic-type reactions after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs. It should also not be used for the treatment of perioperative pain in the setting of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery.

CELEBREX Common Side Effects

CELEBREX Common Side Effects

Common side effects of CELEBREX include:

  • Headache
  • Indigestion
  • Upper respiratory infection
  • Diarrhea
  • Sinus infection (congestion, runny nose)
  • Belly pain
  • Passing gas
CELEBREX Serious Side Effects

CELEBREX Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with CELEBREX. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Heart attack: trouble breathing, chest pain or tightness
  • Heart failure: trouble breathing, tiredness, swelling in your body, sudden weight gain
  • Stroke: blurred vision, difficulty speaking, difficulty walking, weakness on one side of the body
  • Stomach or gut bleeds: blood in your vomit, stool that looks like black coffee grounds, pain in your stomach that doesn’t go away
  • Severe asthma attack: chest pain, cough, difficulty breathing, wheezing
  • Serious allergic or skin reaction: fever, body aches, cough, peeling skin, rash, painful blisters all over your body, trouble breathing, swelling of the face
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on CELEBREX

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on CELEBREX

The following medications may interact with CELEBREX:

  • Drugs that Interfere with Hemostasis (e.g., warfarin, aspirin, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors [SSRIs]/serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors [SNRIs]) – Monitor patients for bleeding who are concomitantly taking CELEBREX with drugs that interfere with hemostasis. Concomitant use of CELEBREX and analgesic doses of aspirin is not generally recommended
  • Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitors, Angiotensin Receptor Blockers (ARB), or Beta-Blockers – Concomitant use with CELEBREX may diminish the antihypertensive effect of these drugs. Monitor blood pressure
  • ACE Inhibitors and ARBs – Concomitant use with CELEBREX in elderly, volume depleted, or those with renal impairment may result in deterioration of renal function. In such high risk patients, monitor for signs of worsening renal function
  • Diuretics – NSAIDs can reduce natriuretic effect of furosemide and thiazide diuretics. Monitor patients to assure diuretic efficacy including antihypertensive effects

Digoxin: Concomitant use with CELEBREX can increase serum concentration and prolong half-life of digoxin. Monitor serum digoxin levels.

Who makes CELEBREX?

Who makes CELEBREX?

Viatris Specialty

Is CELEBREX safe in pregnancy?

Is CELEBREX safe in pregnancy?

CELEBREX should avoided in late pregancy as it may cause harm to your unborn baby. If you become pregnant while receiving CELEBREX, talk to your healthcare provider.


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