What Celebrex is used for?

Celebrex reduces certain hormones in human body. The drug affects only hormones causing pain and inflammation.

One may want to buy Celebrex to get rid of inflammation or pain that occurred due to such conditions as ankylosing spondylitis, arthritis or menstrual periods in women. One may also use Celebrex for the treating of his/her hereditary polyps in the colon.

Celebrex: precautions and contraindications: One should not use Celebrex if he or she plans to have a heart bypass surgery (CABG/ coronary artery bypass graft) or just after it.

Bare in mind that taking Celebrex may lead to life-threatening conditions on one’s heart or circulation, such as stroke or a heart attack. The risk increases if a patient takes the drug for too long.

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One should know that Celebrex may cause severe side effects on intestines or stomach: one may have bleeding or hole formation (perforation) in his/her stomach or intestines. Older people are found at higher risk of developing of these conditions, which can be even fatal. So one should take Celebrex carefully and regularly visit medical specialists to monitor his/her condition.

Patients having an allergy to celecoxib are prohibited to use Celebrex. The drug is also contraindicated in patients having an allergy to sulfa meds, aspirin or other drugs from the group of NSAIDs.

Certain conditions may also interact with Celebrex. Consult a medical specialist before starting the treatment with Celebrex in case you have one of the following conditions:

  • epilepsy or any other seizure disorder;
  • a history of stomach bleeding or a history of stomach ulcers;
  • congestive heart failure;
  • heart disease;
  • hypertension;
  • a history of stroke;
  • a history of heart attack;
  • asthma;
  • kidney disease;
  • polyps in your nose;
  • any blood clotting disorder or liver disease.

Celebrex during pregnancy and breast-feeding: Celebrex has FDA pregnancy category D. If you are pregnant, bare in mind that Celebrex may harm your unborn child in case you will be using the drug during the last trimester of pregnancy. If you’re going to become pregnant or in case you get pregnant during the period of treatment tell this to the healthcare professional that monitors your condition.

Celebrex is able to pass into breast milk. The drug is harmful for a nursing baby. If you breast-feed, you should not use Celebrex. In case you use Celebrex, do not breast-feed your baby. Children under 2 are prohibited to use Celebrex.

Celebrex: Administration: To get the maximum from the treatment one should take Celebrex exactly as prescribed. It is not allowed to take Celebrex in smaller or larger amounts, the dosage can be adjusted only by a medical specialist. In case you forget something, consult the label or your doctor.

While taking Celebrex one may experience stomach upset. To lessen this symptom it is advised to tale Celebrex with milk or any food.

Celebrex is released in capsules that may be opened. After you do this, sprinkle the medication in a spoonful of applesauce. This will help to make swallowing easier. Do not chew the drug – swallow right away. Empty Celebrex capsule should be discarded. In case you prepared the mixture and didn’t take it, you can store it in your fridge no more than 6 hours. If this time passes you should throw away the medicine if it hasn’t been used.

Check your blood regularly in case you were prescribed to use Celebrex for a long time.

Exceeding doses is strictly prohibited. If you suspect overdose or have such symptoms as

  • coughing up blood,
  • vomiting,
  • fainting,
  • nausea,
  • black / bloody stools,
  • stomach pain,
  • shallow breathing,
  • drowsiness or coma,

you should get medical attendance asap.

Celebrex side effects

Allergic reaction to Celebrex has the following symptoms:

  • hives,
  • breathing problems,
  • swollen mouth, face or throat.

Celebrex severe side effects may include the following:

  • rapid weight gain,
  • problems with vision,
  • slurred speech,
  • weakness,
  • chest pain,
  • black/tarry/bloody stools,
  • clay-colored stools,
  • loss of appetite,
  • coughing up blood,
  • itching,
  • balance problems,
  • shortness of breath,
  • jaundice,
  • swelling,
  • upper stomach pain,
  • urinating problems,
  • dark urine,
  • severe tingling,
  • skin rash,
  • muscle weakness,
  • numbness,
  • bruising,
  • pain,
  • purple skin rash.

Stop using Celebrex and call an ambulance if you notice the signs of an allergic reaction or severe side effects.

You may not quit the treatment in case you have Celebrex less serious side effects that include:

  • gas,
  • upset stomach,
  • runny / stuffy nose,
  • diarrhea,
  • sore throat,
  • bloating,
  • nervousness,
  • mild skin rash,
  • dizziness,
  • headache.

Drug interactions

Celebrex may interact with antidepressants. Tell your doctor before using Celebrex if you are taking fluvoxamine (Luvox), fluoxetine (Sarafem, Prozac, Symbyax), citalopram (Celexa), sertraline (Zoloft), paroxetine (Paxil) or escitalopram (Lexapro).

Taking Celebrex together with the following drugs may lead to easy bruising or bleeding: fluconazole (Diflucan), water pills, warfarin, lithium, candesartan, irbesartan, eprosartan, losartan, olmesartan, telmisartan, valsartan, benazepril, lisinopril, enalapril, ramipril, quinapril, etc.

Proper Celebrex storage : Celebrex is stored at room temperature away from moisture or heat.