Celebrex (Celecoxib) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
(NSAID) known as a selective COX-2 inhibitor. Celecoxib is used
to treat the pain and inflammation caused by osteoarthritis and
rheumatoid arthritis. It also treats other acute pain as well as menstrual pain and to decrease
growths found in the intestines (colon polyps). This drug works by blocking the enzyme in the
body that makes prostaglandins, decreasing prostaglandins helps to reduce pain and swelling.
Ordering options for Celecoxib, including generic Celebrex and brand Cobix are below.
No prescription is needed, some pharmacies will require a consultation via questionnaire to
enable their staff physician to issue a prescription (this is always a free consultation).
Other pharmacies do not require a consultation (no consultation needed)*
pharmacy delivery terms via pharmacy ID (new window)
Precautions Before Taking Celebrex or Celecoxib
New studies suggest that Celebrex can increase the risk of heart attacks, additionally, some
medications may interact with Celebrex. Additional monitoring of your dose or condition may be
needed if you are taking fluconazole or lithium, water pills (diuretics such as furosemide,
hydrochlorothiazide or triamterene), high blood pressure medicines (ACE inhibitors such as
captopril and lisinopril), corticosteroids such as prednisone, "blood thinners" such as warfarin,
other NSAIDs such as aspirin or ibuprofen, or other COX-2 inhibitors such as rofecoxib or
valdecoxib. Do not take Celebrex if you have had a severe allergic reaction to a sulfonamide
antibiotic (such as sulfamethoxazole or sulfisoxazole or Co-trimoxazole (Bactrim).
Severe reactions includes a severe rash, hives, breathing difficulties or dizziness.
Always check with your doctor about possible risks.
Common Side Effects of Celecoxib
upset stomach, stomach pain, diarrhea, gas or bloating and sore throat.
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