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Celebrex is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, acute pain, and primary dysmenorrhea. Celebrex is sometimes prescribed off-label to treat psoriatic arthritis. Celebrex is also known by its drug name, celecoxib.

Celebrex is a member of a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID). Celebrex is a type of NSAID called a COX-2 inhibitor. COX-2 inhibitors can cause fewer stomach problems than other NSAIDs. Celebrex is believed to work by inhibiting the production of certain compounds in the body that lead to pain and inflammation.

How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Celebrex is given orally as a capsule once or twice daily. It should be used exactly as prescribed by a physician.

Celebrex comes in capsule form.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Celebrex lists common side effects that include abdominal pain, diarrhea, indigestion, swelling, dizziness, upper respiratory tract infection, and rash.

Serious side effects listed for Celebrex include liver damage, heart failure, stroke, stomach ulcer, kidney damage, and serious allergic reactions.

For more details about this treatment, visit:

Celebrex — Viatris

Celecoxib (Oral Route) — Mayo Clinic

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