Celebrex (Celecoxib) for Chronic Pain | MyChronicPainTeam

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Celebrex is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat pain, fever, and inflammation. Celebrex is also referred to by its drug name, Celecoxib.

Celebrex is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). NSAIDs help reduce fever, pain, and inflammation. Celebrex is believed to work by inhibiting the production of chemicals that promote inflammation and blood clot formation in the body.

How do I take it?
Celebrex is taken once or twice daily.

Celebrex comes in tablet and capsule form.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Celebrex lists common side effects including constipation, nausea, gas, diarrhea, headache, cold-like symptoms, and trouble sleeping.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Celebrex include stroke, heart attack, fluid retention, edema (swelling), liver damage, and gastrointestinal bleeding.

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