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Celecoxib

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Celecoxib uses


Celecoxib information

Celecoxib is a NSAIDs medicine. As a NSAID drug, Celecoxib fights against inflammation, pain or swelling by reducing the amount of substances that cause them.

Celecoxib indications

This medication is usually prescribed to patients who suffer from Stiffness, pain or inflammation which may accompany Osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. Celecoxib helps ease these symptoms while also decreasing the amount of polyps from your body (familial adenomatous polyposis, adenomatous colorectal polyps). The medication is also indicated for patients experiencing acute pain and even menstruation related pains.

This medicine must be taken in according to your doctor's recommendations. Therefore, a patient who is following a treatment with Celecoxib must take into consideration each and every instruction that their doctor has given them. Every dose of this drug should be taken along with a glass of water. A patient who has been prescribed a daily low dosage of the drug may not need to eat food or drink milk prior to the dose's intake. However, in the case of higher doses, the patient should reinforce his or her stomach with some food or liquids before taking Celecoxib, to avoid stomach upsets.

Celecoxib warnings

The medicine is known interact with several drugs. You should consult with your doctor if you:are asthmatic

have allergies to sulfa based medicines

prone to hives

are allergic to other NSAID drugs such as naproxen, ibuprofen, ketoprofen, diflunisal, diclofenac, etodolac, flurbirofen, flurbiprofen, ketorolac, indomethacin, meloxicam, oxaproxin, nabumetone, piroxicam, tolmetin, sulindac

are allergic to aspirin

You should inform your doctor in case you are

smoking

prone, experiencing bleeding or ulcers in the stomach

drinking alcohol

have liver disorders

have a congestive heart disorder

have kidney disorders

experiencing hypertension

have ailments

are suffering from blood coagulation disorders

taking steroid medicines

taking anti-coagulants.

If you are taking any of the drugs mentioned here you might be told by your doctor to stop your prednisolone treatment or he might want to adjust your dosage of the drug.

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Celecoxib intake guidelines

This medication is a category C pregnancy drug, meaning that it has not been established whether a treatment with it could harm pregnant women, nor it is known whether it can lead to unwanted birth defects. During the pregnancy's third trimester a treatment with Celecoxib should be avoided. If you are pregnant or are planning to be so soon, you should consult with your doctor before starting a treatment with this drug. If you are breastfeeding an infant you should not start taking this medicine without consulting with your physician.

The effects of a treatment with the drug are not known in the case of patients younger than 18 years old.

Celecoxib dosage

The suitable dosage for each patient should be prescribed by a doctor. If the patient is 65 or older, his physician should prescribe him a lower dose of Celecoxib.

Celecoxib missed dose

Even if you miss this medicine dose you must not take a double dose. It is recommended that you should continue following your regular treatment schedule.

Celecoxib overdose

If you suspect this drug overdose you should seek immediate medical attention. The overdose's symptoms are: nausea, upset stomach, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, buzzing in one's ears, dizziness, coma, shallow or slow breathing, etc.

Celecoxib side effects

The medication side effects include:

abdominal discomforts and distress

allergic reactions.

black, tarry or bloody stools.

nausea

heartburn

bloating

blood in vomitus

water retention

unusual weight gain

general lethargy

rashes or itches

flu-like symptoms

jaundice

abnormal bleeding or bruises

if you are experiencing these side effects you should stop your treatment with Celecoxib and seek medical attention.

Other milder symptoms are:

flatulence

diarrhea

dizziness

insomnia

headache

If you suspect other out of the ordinary side effects you should inform your doctor at once.

Celecoxib drug interactions

Before starting a treatment with the medicine you must inform your physician if you are taking medicines such as:

salicylates

aspirin

cold medications, analgesics (like ibuprofen, ketoprofen, naproxen ), allergy medicines

furosemide or other diuretics

benazepril or other ace inhibitors

prednisone or other corticosteroids

warfarin or other anticoagulants

fluconazole

lithium

If you are taking any of the drugs mentioned here you might need to stop your Celecoxib treatment or make changes to your regular dosage.

If you need information regarding Celecoxib you should ask your doctor or a pharmacist. Carefully read the druglets found in the medicine's package.

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Celecoxib pharmaceutical active ingredients containing related brand and generic drugs:

infoActive ingredient is the part of the drug or medicine which is biologically active. This portion of the drug is responsible for the main action of the drug which is intended to cure or reduce the symptom or disease. The other portions of the drug which are inactive are called excipients; there role is to act as vehicle or binder. In contrast to active ingredient, the inactive ingredient's role is not significant in the cure or treatment of the disease. There can be one or more active ingredients in a drug.


Celecoxib available forms, composition, doses:

infoForm of the medicine is the form in which the medicine is marketed in the market, for example, a medicine X can be in the form of capsule or the form of chewable tablet or the form of tablet. Sometimes same medicine can be available as injection form. Each medicine cannot be in all forms but can be marketed in 1, 2, or 3 forms which the pharmaceutical company decided based on various background research results.
Composition is the list of ingredients which combinedly form a medicine. Both active ingredients and inactive ingredients form the composition. The active ingredient gives the desired therapeutic effect whereas the inactive ingredient helps in making the medicine stable.
Doses are various strengths of the medicine like 10mg, 20mg, 30mg and so on. Each medicine comes in various doses which is decided by the manufacturer, that is, pharmaceutical company. The dose is decided on the severity of the symptom or disease.

Price
Capsules; Oral; Celecoxib 100 mg
Capsules; Oral; Celecoxib 200 mg
Capsules; Oral; Celecoxib 400 mg
Capsules; Oral; Celecoxib 50 mg
Celebrex 100 mg capsule2.75 USD
Celebrex 200 mg capsule4.52 USD
Celebrex 400 mg capsule6.78 USD
Celebrex 50 mg capsule1.26 USD
Tablets; Oral; Celecoxib 100 mg
Tablets; Oral; Celecoxib 200 mg

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Celecoxib destination | category:

infoDestination is defined as the organism to which the drug or medicine is targeted. For most of the drugs what we discuss, human is the drug destination.
Drug category can be defined as major classification of the drug. For example, an antihistaminic or an antipyretic or anti anginal or pain killer, anti-inflammatory or so.


Celecoxib Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical codes:

infoA medicine is classified depending on the organ or system it acts [Anatomical], based on what result it gives on what disease, symptom [Therapeutical], based on chemical composition [Chemical]. It is called as ATC code. The code is based on Active ingredients of the medicine. A medicine can have different codes as sometimes it acts on different organs for different indications. Same way, different brands with same active ingredients and same indications can have same ATC code.


Celecoxib pharmaceutical companies:

infoPharmaceutical companies are drug manufacturing companies that help in complete development of the drug from the background research to formation, clinical trials, release of the drug into the market and marketing of the drug.
Researchers are the persons who are responsible for the scientific research and is responsible for all the background clinical trials that resulted in the development of the drug.


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References

  1. Dailymed."CELECOXIB CAPSULE [BRYANT RANCH PREPACK]". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailym... (accessed August 28, 2018).
  2. Dailymed."CELECOXIB: DailyMed provides trustworthy information about marketed drugs in the United States. DailyMed is the official provider of FDA label information (package inserts).". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailym... (accessed August 28, 2018).
  3. "celecoxib". https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/co... (accessed August 28, 2018).

Frequently asked Questions

Can i drive or operate heavy machine after consuming Celecoxib?

Depending on the reaction of the Celecoxib after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Celecoxib not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.

Is Celecoxib addictive or habit forming?

Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.

Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.

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Review

sDrugs.com conducted a study on Celecoxib, and the result of the survey is set out below. It is noteworthy that the product of the survey is based on the perception and impressions of the visitors of the website as well as the views of Celecoxib consumers. We, as a result of this, advice that you do not base your therapeutic or medical decisions on this result, but rather consult your certified medical experts for their recommendations.

Visitor reports

One visitor reported frequency of use

How often in a day do you take the medicine?
Are you taking the Celecoxib drug as prescribed by the doctor?

Few medications can be taken Once in a day more than prescribed when the doctor's advice mentions the medicine can be taken according to frequency or severity of symptoms. Most times, be very careful and clear about the number of times you are taking the medication. The report of sDrugs.com website users about the frequency of taking the drug Celecoxib is mentioned below.
Visitors%
Once in a day1
100.0%

Two visitors reported doses

What is the dose of Celecoxib drug you are taking?
According to the survey conducted among sDrugs.com website users, the maximum number of people are using the following dose 101-200mg. Few medications come in only one or two doses. Few are specific for adult dose and child dose. The dose of the medicine given to the patient depends on the severity of the symptom/disease. There can be dose adjustments made by the doctor, based on the progression of the disease. Follow-up is important.
Visitors%
101-200mg1
50.0%
201-500mg1
50.0%

Three visitors reported age

Visitors%
> 602
66.7%
46-601
33.3%

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The information was verified by Dr. Arunabha Ray, MD Pharmacology

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