Celebrex (celecoxib): Uses, Dosage, Side Effects

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(Last Updated On: June 15, 2016)

Celebrex?is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It mainly works by the reducing hormones which are responsible for the inflammation and pain in the body. It mainly used to treat the pain caused by the many conditions such as arthritis, spondylitis, and menstrual pain.

Celebrex is also used to treat arthritis in children?s

Information about Celebrex:

It can increase the heart attack or stroke, mainly in the case of high doses, do not use this medicines before heart surgery. It may also cause stomach bleeding. These are the main warnings that appear when the usage of Celebrex if you observe these symptoms seek emergency doctors help.

Celebrex Dosage:

For osteoarthritis:

It is about 200mg to be taken orally as a 100mg twice daily,

Rheumatoid arthritis:

It is about 100-200mg to be taken orally twice daily.

Rheumatoid arthritis:

It about the patients of age >10kg to <25kg the recommended is about 50mg two times a day.

Ankylosing spondylitis:

It is about 200mg daily in single or divided doses if the no effect is observed increase up to 400mg daily. If there is no effect is observed then that it is given to be alternate treatment.

Treatment of acute pain:

It is about 400mg, followed by additional 200mg twice daily.

Celebrex overdose:

Seek medical attention, if following overdose symptoms appeared in the body

Symptoms of overdose:

  • Weight gain
  • Trouble breathing
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Thirsty
  • Shortness of breath

Celebrex side effects:

Severity: major

More common

  • Sore throat
  • Sneezing
  • Swelling of face
  • Skin rash
  • Fever
  • Cough

Less common:

  • Blurred vision
  • Abnormal growth of breast
  • Confusion
  • Chills
  • Cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • Earache
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Heartburn
  • Increased urination
  • Increased thirst
  • Increased hunger
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Nerve pain
  • Stiff neck
  • Stomachache
  • Sweating
  • Vomiting

Severity: minor

More common

  • Runny nose
  • Heartburn
  • Insomnia
  • Pain in throat
  • Gas
  • Back pain

Less common:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Constipation
  • Bone deformity
  • Breast pain
  • Bloody urine
  • Decreased height
  • Painful urination
  • Hair loss
  • Increased sweating
  • Inflammation
  • Loss of hearing

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