Celebrex is a medication from the drug group – nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID). It diminishes hormones causing inflammation and pain. The main component of the drug is celecoxib, taken orally.
The medication is used to treat different disorders such as arthritis, menstrual pain and other pains, ankylosing spondylitis and polyps in the colon.
Before taking this medication it is necessary to consult a doctor. The medication may cause dangerous conditions such as heart or circulation problems, heart attack, and stroke. If any of these conditions happen, you should get emergency medical help.
Celebrex may cause serious adverse reactions from different body systems, including bleeding or perforation of the stomach, black, bloody stools, vomiting, chest pain, severe skin reactions, problems with vision or balance, headaches and others.
Tell your doctor if you have chronic or serious conditions from the following list:
- A history of heart attack, stroke, heart failure;
- Seizure disorder;
- Stomach ulcers;
- Blood clotting disorder.
Inform your doctor if you have allergic reactions to any component of the drug or if you have allergic reaction to aspirin, sulfa drugs.
Celebrex is to be taken with food, milk to reduce stomach upset. Avoid combining the medication with alcohol to eliminate the risk of blood bleeding.
Before taking Celebrex you should inform your doctor about all other medications you regularly use. Ask your doctor for more information if necessary.