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What is Celebrex used for?

Celebrex is prescribed to treat short-term pain, menstrual cramps, and various forms of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Celebrex can reduce the risk of stomach irritation while delivering relief from painful, swollen, inflamed joints. This drug works by blocking the production of inflammation-causing chemicals in your body called prostaglandins. These chemicals are called into action by your immune system detect an injury or threat to the body.

Osteoarthritis can develop as a part of the aging process, repeated injuries from work or sports, being overweight, or genetics. It is a joint disease that causes the breakdown of cartilage and overgrown bone.

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic and disabling disease that is caused by your own immune system attacking bones and tissues in the body. Arthritis pain can stop you from enjoying your daily routine and cause pain that makes simple tasks difficult to perform.

How does Celebrex work?

Celebrex is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, often referred to as an NSAID. NSAIDs block swelling, pain, and fever. Celebrex works by stopping the production of COX-2, which is a natural substance in the body that causes pain and inflammation. This medication comes as an oral capsule, and its active ingredient is called celecoxib. It is also available in a generic version called celecoxib.

In a study published in the American Family Physician, researchers compared the effectiveness of pain relief of Celebrex with a placebo. The researcher studied 3,988 participants, all of whom had been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis for an average of nine years. At the end of the study, the patients self-reported a 15 percent improvement in their symptoms. 

Whenever you start a new medication, you are at risk of experiencing side effects. If your doctor prescribes Celebrex, they feel that the benefits of the medication outweigh any potential risks. Common side effects of Celebrex can include:

  • Headache
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Bloating
  • Indigestion

Celebrex may cause stomach or intestinal bleeding, which can be fatal. These conditions can occur without warning while you are using this medicine, especially in older adults. You should not take this medicine if you already have bleeding in your stomach or intestines.

If any side effects become unmanageable, speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help in managing any side effects. For any serious side effects that occur, speak with your doctor right away for further treatment options.

How to take Celebrex

Before taking your prescribed medication, read all the instructions provided by your pharmacist. Take Celebrex orally once or twice a day, as directed by your doctor, with a full glass of water. This medication should be taken with food to prevent an upset stomach. Remain upright for at least 10 minutes after taking this medication to prevent a stomach ache.

This medication can be taken as required without a schedule. Take the medication as soon as you feel any pain for the best results. If this medication is used to treat arthritis, then it could take a few weeks to feel the maximum effect.

Celebrex Dosage

Celebrex is used for several different conditions, and your doctor will determine the correct dosage for you. At My Drug Center, Celebrex is available in 100 mg and 200 mg doses.

Celebrex for menstruation pain: You may be prescribed 400 mg at first. You will likely take 200 mg of Celebrex twice a day when you experience menstrual pain.

Celebrex for ankylosing spondylitis or osteoarthritis: This painful condition causes reduced flexibility in the spine and creates a hunched-over posture. To assist in this pain, your doctor may prescribe 200 mg once a day or 100 mg twice a day.

Celebrex for rheumatoid arthritis: Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes painful swelling in the joints of the body. Your doctor may prescribe 100 to 200 mg of Celebrex twice daily.

Celebrex 200 mg

Celebrex 200 mg is commonly prescribed for several conditions that focus on acute pain. It is essential to follow your dosage for the full benefit of the medication. Celebrex is not available in 400 mg doses through My Drug Center, so talk to your doctor before doubling up your dosage. Celebrex works by stopping the body’s production of the substance that causes pain and inflammation.

What to know before taking Celebrex

Celebrex (celecoxib) may contain medical and non-medical ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. Always tell your doctor if you have allergies to any medications. You may not be able to take Celebrex if you have had allergic reactions such as hives or asthma after taking NSAIDs. You should not take Celebrex in the days before or after some types of heart surgery, including coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Celecoxib can increase your risk of fatal heart attack or stroke, even if you don't have any risk factors.

There is a risk of stomach bleeding with regular use of alcohol while taking Celebrex. Avoid or limit alcohol during your treatment with Celebrex. Additionally, you can speak with your doctor about the acceptable limits of alcohol.

Celebrex Generic

Generic Celebrex was approved by the FDA in May 2014. This popular anti-inflammatory drug is now available at generic prices, which provides patients with cheaper options for their Celebrex prescription. Generic versions are cheaper because all of the expensive research and testing are already complete. Once other manufacturers can produce celecoxib, market competition also creates lower prices.

Generic versions of medications are always cheaper, but you can save even more money if you order generic celecoxib through My Drug Center. If you want to save time and money for the things you love, you can use our online pharmacy to simplify your life and treatment plan.

Celebrex price

If you buy Celebrex through your local pharmacy, you can expect to pay over $500 a month. Paying that much a month is unsustainable for many patients, but are there any other options? Luckily, you can save up to 90 percent on your prescription costs through a certified online Canadian pharmacy like My Drug Center.

My Drug Center offers the brand-name Celebrex and its generic version (celecoxib). My Drug Center keeps prices low by sourcing medications from certified pharmacies around the world. After purchasing your medication, we send it straight to your door.


What is Celebrex?

This medication is used to treat arthritis, acute pain, menstrual pain and discomfort. It also helps relieve inflammation. The relief this medication provides allows you to go about your day as if it were any other.

How long does it take Celebrex to work?

Once taken, this medication takes approximately 3 hours to fully work. The effects of the medication can last approximately 12 hours.

What does Celebrex do?

This medication works by reducing the enzyme in your body that is responsible for causing inflammation and pain, giving you relief from pain and swelling.

What are the side effects of Celebrex?

Some of the most common side effects are as follows; stomach ache, diarrhea, nausea, gas, swelling of hands and feet, body aches, dizziness, and trouble sleeping. These are not all of the side effects, so ask your doctor for more details.

What is the price of generic Celebrex?

The price of Celebrex in the United States is typically several hundred dollars for a 30-day supply. If you purchase brand name or generic Celebrex with My Drug Center, you can pay a fraction of that price for both types of Celebrex.

Can you drink alcohol with Celebrex?

In general, you should avoid alcohol when taking Celebrex. Celebrex increases the risk of cardiovascular problems like heart attacks and stroke. Alcohol increases the risk of cardiovascular problems, so talk to your doctor before drinking alcohol while taking Celebrex.

What are the uses of Celebrex?

Celebrex is a pain medication that can assist in several conditions. Celebrex is commonly used for acute menstrual pain, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and osteoarthritis.

Is Celebrex an NSAID?

Celebrex is an NSAID or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. Celebrex is a type of NSAID called a COX-2 inhibitor that relieves pain and swelling. 

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