Generic Name: Celecoxib
Celecoxib is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, juvenile arthritis, menstrual pain, or pain.
Dosage and Forms
Celecoxib is available in form of capsules.
Contraindications and Precautions
Celecoxib should not be taken by those who have a history of kidney or liver disease, diabetes, or stomach or bowel problems, a history of swelling or fluid buildup, asthma, growths in the nose (nasal polyps), or mouth inflammation; a high fever, rash, high blood pressure, blood disorders, bleeding or clotting problems, heart problems, or blood vessel disease, pregnant or breast-feeding women.
Celecoxib may cause the following side effects: constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, gas, headache, heartburn, nausea, sore throat, stomach upset, stomach pain or nausea, stuffy nose, ringing in the ears; seizures.
Celecoxib should not be taken along with the following medicines: anticoagulants, heparin, or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), fluconazole or probenecid, cyclosporine, lithium, methotrexate, quinolones, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors or diuretics.