Celecoxib is a non steroidal anti-inflammatory agent that relieves the inflammatory symptoms like:
It is a drug that is recommended in various conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, painful menstrual periods, short term pain experienced during injuries, surgery and conditions that last for a limited time. It belongs to the class of COX- 2 inhibitors and stops the production of inflammatory mediators that causes pain and inflammation. This is one of the most preferred drugs prescribed in mild to severe inflammatory conditions.
The ailments it is used for:
Celecoxib is an anti - inflammatory drug given in the below listed conditions such as:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Acute gout
- Renal colic
Understanding the drug Celecoxib:
This drug has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties and is used in the treatment of various painful inflammatory conditions.
How it works?
Celecoxib is a selective COX 2 (cyclooxygenase 2) enzyme inhibitor. It selectively gets bind to the enzyme receptor and stops the conversion of arachidonic acid to prostaglandin (PG’s) which is the precursors of inflammatory mediators. Prostaglandins are the chemicals that produce inflammatory response like pain, fever, swelling and tenderness. Celecoxib stops the generation of precursors of inflammation and heals the mild to moderate pain.
When should you avoid it?
You should not take Celecoxib if you:
- Are allergic to Celecoxib
- Are prone to allergies
- Have heart associated problems like heart attack, stroke and hypertension
- Have stomach ulcers
- Have bleeding disorders
- Have kidney related problems
- Have liver disease
- Are suffering from asthma
- Are suffering from epilepsy
- are pregnant or planning to become a pregnant
- are breast feeding
How much to take?
The dosage is solely decided by the Doctor after assessing your condition and various factors such as age, gender and body weight. One can’t fix the dose as it varies from patient to patient. The usual recommended dose intake ranges from 100 mg to 200 mg and it can be increased or decreased depending upon the patient’s response. Take the dose as prescribed by the Doctor.
What are the strengths available?
Celecoxib is available in following strength preparations on our website:
- Cobix 200 mg
- Cobix 100 mg
Who is the manufacturer?
Cobix is manufactured by Cipla Pharmaceuticals private limited, a pharmaceutical giant and is available on our website in the pack of 30, 60 and 90 capsules.
How to take?
Celecoxib is taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Swallow the capsule with full glass of water. Don’t open the capsule shell.
When to take?
It’s better to take the medicine with food or milk in order to avoid stomach upset. The dose intake depends upon your condition. Always take the medicine as per prescription.
For how long should it be taken?
Take the medicine as long as recommended by the Doctor. Always ask the doctor before stopping the intake of the drug.
What if you take too much (overdose)?
If overdose, immediately consult with your concerned doctor. Take medical help as soon as possible if you encounter below stated symptoms:
- Stomach pain
- Bloody stools
- Shallow breathing
What if you miss the dose?
Try to take the medicine at the same time each day; this reduces the chances of missing dose. Talk to your Doctor if you miss the dose. Don’t double up the dose in order to compensate with the previous one.
What are the side effects?
Every medicine shows some side effects, same way this drug also have some undesired effects with it. Celecoxib shows common side effects such as:
- Stuffy nose
- Sore throat
- Mild skin rashes
Some serious and rare side effects that need serious consideration are stated below:
- Vision related problems
- Decreased urine output
- Abdominal pain and discomfort
- Extreme weakness
- Difficulty in breathing and swallowing
Are there any possible drug interactions?
Always inform your doctor about the drugs you are taking till date. Give a complete list of prescription or non prescription drugs and any other disease conditions. This way, doctor is able to decide and give you the list of drugs and other things that may interact with Celecoxib. Following are the drugs that may interact with the drugs:
What are the things to be taken care of?
- Always take the medicine as per prescription
- Don’t use the expired drug
- Avoid consumption of alcohol while using this drug as it increases
- Don’t share your medicine with anybody, even if they have the same symptoms
- Always store the medicine at the room temperature and away from moisture, heat and light
- Consult with your pharmacist about the proper disposal of the drug
- Keep a complete record of all the medicines you are taking along with this medicine