What is CELEBREX™ (celecoxib)?
is a new prescription medicine designed to relieve the pain,
inflammation, and stiffness of OA and RA.
By reducing pain, inflammation, and
stiffness, CELEBREX can help people do everyday functions such as
walking and bending.
How does CELEBREX
the body, there are 2 enzymes that are called COX-1 and COX-2. COX-1
helps regulate normal cell function in the stomach and blood. COX-2
plays a role in causing arthritis pain and inflammation. CELEBREX is the
first arthritis product to target only the COX-2 enzyme.
What are the most
common side effects of CELEBREX?
is generally well tolerated. In studies, the most common side effects
were indigestion, diarrhea, and abdominal pain; however, fewer than 1%
found these problems serious enough to stop taking CELEBREX. Although
people who take CELEBREX are not very likely to get stomach ulcers,
serious stomach ulcers can occur without warning symptoms. Therefore,
patients and their doctors should remain alert for any signs and
symptoms of stomach bleeding.
What else should
people know about taking CELEBREX?
who are allergic to celecoxib or to sulfonamides should not use CELEBREX.
People who have ever had asthma, hives or allergic-type reactions after
taking aspirin or other NSAIDs should also not use CELEBREX. While
low-dose aspirin to prevent heart attack or stroke can be used with
CELEBREX, people who take aspirin and CELEBREX together are at increased
risk of developing stomach ulcers compared with those taking CELEBREX
alone. CELEBREX is not a substitute for aspirin for prevention of heart
attack or stroke.
Can people take
CELEBREX™ (celecoxib) if they’re taking other medicines?
you take CELEBREX with certain other medicines, they may affect or
interact with one another. Be sure to tell your doctor or other
healthcare professional about all prescription and nonprescription
medicines you are taking.
Can CELEBREX be taken
by older people?
CELEBREX was studied in people aged 65 and older, and no substantial
differences in safety and effectiveness were seen between older and
younger people. There may be some dosing differences based on weight.
How should CELEBREX™
(celecoxib) be taken?
doctor or healthcare professional will tell you how to take CELEBREX.
You should continue to take CELEBREX as prescribed even when you are
feeling better. CELEBREX can be taken with or without food. CELEBREX
capsules come in two strengths: 100 mg and 200 mg.
recommended dose for OA is 200 mg a day, which may be taken as a
single 200-mg dose or as a 100-mg dose twice a day.|
recommended dose for RA is 100 mg to 200 mg, twice a day.|