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Celebrex belongs to a group of drugs called NSAIDs or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. This drug is used to cure swelling and pain which may be caused by various reasons. The doctors prescribe this medicine, generically named as Celecobix, to treat issues related to various forms of arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, menstruation pain, and other such conditions. The hormones that cause symptoms such as pain and inflammation are decreased by this drug to offer relief to the patient. Particularly this drug blocks the fabrication of prostaglandins by slowing down the enzyme responsible for its production.
Celebrex may lead to different types of side effects like weakness, breathing difficulty, swelling in the face area, vision problems, nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, chest pain and yellowing of the skin and eyes. Blackish and abnormal stools, fever, blood in cough, infrequent urination, skin rash, numbness, sore throat and tingling sensations are other less common side effects that patients may experience. Patients may also experience other effects such as heartburn, diarrhea, constipation, headache, bloating, itching skin, dizziness and nervousness. Patients using this drug may also gain some weight in certain cases. If anyone taking Celebrex is having any of these problems, he or she should immediately consult with their respective doctors.
The dosage of Celebrex depends largely on the condition of patients. Patients who are suffering from severe ankylosing spondylitis and osteoarthritis are prescribed the daily dosage of Celebrex 200 mg. For the patients who are suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, it may vary between Celebrex 100 mg and 200 mg. While prescribing this generic drug, the weight of the patient is to be carefully considered by the doctor. Patients who weigh less than 25 kg are generally recommended a dose of Celebrex 50 mg and Celebrex 100 mg in all other cases of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. The doctor may change the dose to Celebrex 400 mg depending on the particular patient’s situation.