Celecoxib - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions


Information about Celecoxib

Generic Name : Celecoxib
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Celecoxib are provided here.

Pronunciation : se-li-coks-ib

Learn the correct pronunciation of the Celecoxib, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.

ICD Code : Y45.3 Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Inflammatory Agents

Trade Names/Brand Names of Celecoxib

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International :


Why is Celecoxib Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, juvenile arthritis, menstrual pain, and other pain.

When should Celecoxib not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients who have experienced with severe allergic reactions after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs, for the treatment of peri-operative pain, and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Celecoxib?

The recommended oral dose is 200 mg per day administered as a single dose or as 100 mg twice daily.

How should Celecoxib be taken?

It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Celecoxib?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of fever, rash, high blood pressure, blood disorders, bleeding problems, heart problems, asthma, fluid retention, sugar, kidney, liver disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breast feeding.

• It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

• Patient may develop with increased risk of ulcer and stomach bleeding; if it is so consult with your doctor.

• Monitor kidney and liver function, complete blood cell counts, blood clotting, and blood pressure regularly while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Celecoxib?

Gastrointestinal - Abdominal pain, diarrhea, indigestion, flatulence and nausea/vomiting.
Body as a whole - Back pain, fluid retention and accidental injury.
Central Nervous system - Dizziness, headache and sleeplessness.
Respiratory - Nose inflammation and upper respiratory tract infection.
Skin - Rash.

What are the other precautions for Celecoxib?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Celecoxib?

Store it at room temperature (25°C).
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