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.