Brand Name: Celebrex®
Celecoxib is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body.
Celecoxib is used to treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and menstrual pain. Celecoxib is also used in the treatment of hereditary polyps in the colon.
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Other Known Brand Names for Celebrex
- Celact (Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.)
- Celcib (Khandelwal Laboratories Ltd.)
- Celcox (Lupin Limited)
- Celebra (Pfizer)
- Celebrex (Pfizer)
- Celedol (IPCA Laboratories Ltd.)
- Celib (Unichem Laboratories Ltd.)
- Cobix (Cipla Limited)
- Colcibra (Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd.)
- Coxibest (SAVA Healthcare Limited)
- Coxigen (Genpharm)
- Revibra (Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd.)
- Sionara (Alembic Ltd.)
- Zecoxib (Win Medicare Pvt. Ltd.)
- Zycel (Zydus Group)
Take celecoxib exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Take celecoxib with food or milk to lessen stomach upset.
You may open the celecoxib capsule and sprinkle the medicine into a spoonful of applesauce to make swallowing easier. Swallow right away without chewing. Discard the empty capsule. If you do not take the mixture right away, keep it in the refrigerator and take it within 6 hours.
If you use celecoxib long-term, your blood will need to be tested often. Visit your doctor regularly.
Store this medicine at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Use lowest effective dose for the shortest duration consistent with treatment goals for the individual patient.
These doses can be given without regard to timing of meals.
For relief of the signs and symptoms of OA the recommended oral dose is 200 mg per day administered as a single dose or as 100 mg twice daily.
For relief of the signs and symptoms of RA the recommended oral dose is 100 to 200 mg twice daily.
Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
For the relief of the signs and symptoms of JRA the recommended oral dose for pediatric patients (age 2 years and older) is based on weight. For patients =10 kg to =25 kg the recommended dose is 50 mg twice daily. For patients >25 kg the recommended dose is 100 mg twice daily.
For patients who have difficulty swallowing capsules, the contents of a celecoxib capsule can be added to applesauce. The entire capsule contents are carefully emptied onto a level teaspoon of cool or room temperature applesauce and ingested immediately with water. The sprinkled capsule contents on applesauce are stable for up to 6 hours under refrigerated conditions (2?8? C/ 35?45? F).
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