Celebrex is an NSAID anti-inflammatory medication. It reduces particular hormones, responsible for pain and inflammation. It’s usually prescribed to treat all kinds of pain, connected with arthritis, menstruation and ankylosing spondylitis. It can also be indicated for children of 2 and more years old to treat juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. It’s frequently used to treat hereditary colon polyps.
The medication can enhance your chances of getting an attack when consumed for a long time. It’s not recommended to start the treatment before and after bypass surgery. Celebrex can also be a reason for intestinal and stomach bleeding, which can be fatal in some cases. This condition is more likely to happen in older people, consuming Celebrex.
Do not use the medication if you have had or have:
Allergy to sulfa medicines;
Allergy to aspirin and NSAIDs;
The consumption of drug during the last 3 months of being pregnant may harm the fetus. The medication can also be passed into the breast milk and can be harmful to a nursing baby. Tell your pharmacist if you currently breastfeed. It’s not approved to give the drug to kids younger than 2 years old.
The medication should be consumed the way your doctor has indicated. Carefully read the directions on your prescription label. Read the Medication Guide each time you refill the bottle. Do not increase or reduce the amount of prescribed Celebrex. Take it orally with or without food once or twice a day. You may also consume it with a glass full of water. To ease swallowing, you can open the capsule and sprinkle it into applesauce. Swallow at once without chewing. Remain in the standing position for 10 further minutes, do not lie down. Throw away an empty capsule. Start with the lowest dosage to get better treatment results. Keep an opened mixture in the fridge and consume it within further 6 hours. Make regular medical tests if you take the drug for a long time. Several weeks may pass until you get some treatment benefits.
What to Avoid
It’s not good consuming alcoholic drinks while using Celebrex, as it may enhance chances of getting stomach bleeding. Avoid aspirin or any other NSAID. Tell your pharmacist about all drugs you are currently taking. Many of them can interact with Celebrex and produce a number of unwanted side effects. Always check the label of each drug whether it contains aspirin.
Stop the treatment and contact your doctor at once, if you have:
Fast weight gain;
Shortness of breath;
Loss of appetite;
The majority of patients complain about dizziness, gas, stomach pain and diarrhea. If you get upset stomach and it worsens, contact your doctor promptly. You may also get high blood pressure, so it’s better to check it frequently while consuming Celebrex. Ask your doctor what other side effects can occur.