Celebrex, also called Celecoxib is used to relieve some symptoms of arthritis, such as inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and joint pain.
Be sure to tell your doctor of any allergies you have whether it is to medication or food, preservatives, or dyes. Tell your doctor immediately if you are, or become pregnant, or are breastfeeding, as it is unknown how Celebrex may affect your baby. Also, tell your doctor of any other medications you are taking, including vitamins and supplements, and any medical conditions you may have.
It is very important that you take this medicine exactly as your doctor tells you to. Do not take more or less medicine than directed, and don’t stop taking Celebrex without discussing it with your doctor first.
If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember, unless it is almost time for your next dose. Do NOT double doses.
Tell your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur: cough; fever; skin rash; sneezing; sore throat; swelling of face, fingers, feet, and/or lower legs; abnormal growth in breast ; arm, back or jaw pain; bloody or black tarry stools; blurred vision ; burning feeling in chest or stomach; burning or stinging of skin ; burning, tingling, numbness or pain in the hands, arms, feet, or legs; chest pain or discomfort; chest tightness or heaviness; chills; confusion ; congestion in chest; cough; diarrhea; cramps ; dry mouth ; earache ; fast or irregular heartbeat; fatigue; fever; heartburn ; heavy bleeding ; heavy nonmenstrual vaginal bleeding; high blood pressure ; increased hunger ; increased thirst ; increased urination ; loss of appetite; loss of consciousness ; muscle aches and pains; nausea; nerve pain ; painful blisters on trunk of body ; painful cold sores or blisters on lips, nose, eyes, or genitals ; pale skin; redness or swelling in ear; sensation of pins and needles; shortness of breath; sore throat ; soreness or redness around fingernails and toenails ; stiff neck; stomachache ; stabbing pain ; stomach pain; sweating; tenderness in stomach area; troubled breathing with exertion; unexplained weight loss ; unusual bleeding or bruising; unusual tiredness or weakness; unusual weight gain; vomiting ; vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds; wheezing; or weakness.
CELEBREX (celecoxib) is chemically designated as 4-[5-(4-methylphenyl)-3-(trifluoromethyl)-1H-pyrazol-1-yl] benzenesulfonamide and is a diaryl-substituted pyrazole.The empirical formula for celecoxib is C17H14F3N3O2S, and the molecular weight is 381.38.
CELEBREX oral capsules contain either 100 mg, 200 mg or 400 mg of celecoxib.
It has the following chemical structure: