Celebrex is a medicine that is mostly given for pains and inflammations due to periods, ankylosing spondylitis and arthritis. The drug is also prescribed for treating hereditary polyps in the colon. Celebrex is a NSAID. The drug works on hormones that create pains and inflammations.

How taken

Once you come under Celebrex medication, you have to very strictly adhere to your doctor's direction. Never alter from the prescriptions. Take care that you do not take larger dose of the medicines and also that you do not take the drug for longer periods unless told by your physician.

Important information about Celebrex

In order to et away from stomach upset, Celebrex can be had with milk and food. It is The celebrex capsule should be swallowed only. If any problem arises in swallowing the capsule, take the granules out and add it in some applause and have it.

Missed dosage/overdose

Celebrex may only be prescribed as needed and so you may not be under a schedule. If you under any dosage schedule, take care not to miss any doses. If a dose is missed, you can have it once you realise it. But do not take the missed dosage if the time for your scheduled dose is so near. Never do compensate for any missed dose.

If you think you have taken more of the drug, better seek immediate medical help. Nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, coughing up blood, drowsiness, black/bloody stools, fainting and shallow breathing are certain overdose symptoms.

More information

You should discuss with your physician regarding all medical conditions before he goes for scribbling Celebrex. Let the physician also have an idea about all the allergies and about all you ailments, by which he will be able to decide on the proper prescription.

Tell frankly if you have a history of stroke, heart attack, bleeding or stomach ulcers, blood clot, congestive heart issues, high pressure, liver problems, kidney diseases, seizures and polyps. The doctor may go for a dosage regulation or he may not prescribe Celebrex if you have any of the above conditions.

Celebrex is FDA rated category C that makes the drug harmful for pregnant women and breast feeding mothers. So if pregnant or having hopes getting conceived soon, never go for this drug. As breast milk is known to contain Celebrex, feeding should be avoided if you are on Celebrex medication.

Celebrex is also not given to children below 2 years.


Celebrex drug should be discarded if your body is allergic to celecoxib and NSAIDs.

The drug should not be used after or before any heart surgery. Avoid alcohol as mixing it with the drug can bring in many health complications.

As the drug can interfere with certain lab tests, you should have to inform the lab technician and the doctor about Celebrex medication.

Side effects

Certain allergic reactions that are noticed in persons using Celebrex drug are hives, breathing difficulty and hives.

Some serious side effects hat a person can experience include sight problems, chest pain, balance problems, black or bloody or tarry stools, slurred speech, coughing up blood, vomit that seems coffee grounds, less urination, swelling, stomach pain, appetite loss, fever and weakness in the muscles.

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