Celebrex to Treat Inflammation
As one of effective anti-inflammatory drugs, Celebrex reduces the amount of hormones that lead to inflammation, and decreases pain caused by spondylitis, arthritis and ankylosing. Besides, Celebrex is effective against menstrual pain in women and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in children above 2 years old. Additionally, the medication is prescribed for patients suffering from hereditary polyps in the colon.
Celebrex is a powerful drug that produces a severe impact on the heart and other vital body organs, thus, consult your healthcare provider prior to the beginning of the treatment course. The medication may increase the risk of heart stroke or attack, especially once you administer it in high doses or for a durable period. Avoid the medication if you have a heart disease or plan to have a heart bypass surgery.
Before the Treatment Course
Do not neglect the consultation with your healthcare provider while taking Celebrex. The medication has a great number of precautions and warnings one should follow if he/she wishes to benefit from the treatment course and eliminate the risk of side effects appearance. Used without primary healthcare instruction,
Celebrex may cause fatal side effects, including heart attack, stroke, intestinal or stomach bleeding, etc. These complications appear mainly in older adults, though there are multiple cases of adverse reactions in young people. Thus, do not administer Celebrex if you:
- Are allergic to the medication and its active ingredient – Celecoxib;
- Suffer from bleeding in the intestines or stomach;
- Have a history of severe allergic reactions and asthma attacks after taking NSAIDs or aspirin;
- Are allergic to sulfa drugs, etc.
Moreover, to make sure the medication will be fully safe in your health condition, inform your healthcare professional about all the health abnormalities and complications you have, paying exceptional attention to:
- High blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, diverse heart diseases, diabetes;
- Kidney or liver disorders;
- Stomach ulcers or bleeding;
- Fluid retentions;
- Heart attack, blood clot, stroke and others.
Besides, never take Celebrex if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as the drug may harm the unborn or nursing child. Provide your doctor with complete information about your health condition and treatments you are currently taking. It will help decrease possible risks and eliminate the risks of overdose and, as a result, side effects.
Recommendations for Use
Follow all the recommendations given by your healthcare specialist and directions mentioned in the prescription label. Never increase or decrease the dosage and avoid taking Celebrex longer than necessary.
The drug may be administered either with or without food. Undergo regular medical tests if you take Celebrex during a long period of time. Use the capsule with food in case you suffer from stomach disorders.
Possible Side Effects of Celebrex
The medication should be taken right as recommended by the doctor.
Never increase the dose on your own. If you have forgotten to take one pill, skip it, but never double the following one. Seek emergency medical help if you have noticed any complications or abnormalities, such as allergic reactions (hives, swelling, itching, sneezing, difficulty breathing, etc.), rashes, mild exertions, anemia, liver disorders, kidney problems, symptoms of stomach bleeding, serious skin reactions, etc.
Additionally, Celebrex may cause common side effects, including dizziness, cold or flu symptoms, indigestion, upset stomach, rashes and multiple others.