Celebrex is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug i.e. NSAID. This medication reduces hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Celebrex is composed of active ingredient Celecoxib used to treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and menstrual pain. It is used to treat juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in children who are at least 2 years old. It is also used in the treatment of hereditary polyps in the colon. GD Searle, a leading pharmaceutical company has been manufacturing this medicine. It is available as a conventional tablet in dosages 100 mg and 200 mg.
Manufacturer: GD Searle
Active Ingredient: Celecoxib is an active ingredient used in the given medication. This active component is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug with a diaryl-substituted pyrazole structure. It inhibits cyclo-oxygenase-2 activity; COX-2 inhibition may result in apoptosis and a reduction in tumor angiogenesis and metastasis. It is used in the treatment of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, acute pain, painful menstruation and menstrual symptoms, and to reduce numbers of colon and rectum polyps in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis.
Indications: This medication is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, specifically a COX-2 inhibitor, which relieves pain and swelling (inflammation). Celebrex is used to treat arthritis, acute pain, and menstrual pain and discomfort. The pain and swelling relief provided by this medication helps you perform more of your normal daily activities.
Action Mechanism: Given nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug is available for oral consumption to treat arthritis. This drug works by blocking the enzyme in your body that makes prostaglandins. Decreasing prostaglandins helps to reduce pain and swelling.
Dosages: This medication is available for oral consumption and in dosage as mentioned below:
- 100 mg: It is an oral tablet should be taken as directed by the doctor, usually once or twice a day
- 200 mg: This is to be consumed once or twice a day as advised by the doctor
Note: This medicine shall be taken as advised by the doctor. Do not take overdose; it might lead to life threatening events.