Celebrex

Brand Name : Celebrex

Generic Name : Celecoxib

What is Celebrex?

Celebrex is in a group of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Celebrex works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body.

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Celebrex is used to treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and menstrual pain. Celebrex is also used in the treatment of hereditary polyps in the colon.

Important Information About Celebrex

This medicine can increase your risk of life-threatening heart or circulation problems, including heart attack or stroke. This risk will increase the longer you use Celebrex. Do not use this medicine just before or after having heart bypass surgery (also called coronary artery bypass graft, or CABG).

Seek emergency medical help if you have symptoms of heart or circulation problems, such as chest pain, weakness, shortness of breath, slurred speech, or problems with vision or balance.

This medicine can also increase your risk of serious effects on the stomach or intestines, including bleeding or perforation (forming of a hole). These conditions can be fatal and gastrointestinal effects can occur without warning at any time while you are taking Celebrex. Older adults may have an even greater risk of these serious gastrointestinal side effects.