Celebrex generic name celecoxib, is a COX-2 selective NSAID medication. COX-2 selective inhibitor is a type of NSAID or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug that straightforwardly targets the enzyme called COX-2 which is responsible for the incidence of pain and inflammation.
Celebrex generic is typically used for the treatment of the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in children 2 years or older. Celebrex generic can also be used to treat ankylosing spondylitis, painful menstruation in women, and it can even reduce the number of rectal and colon polyps in patients with familial adenomatous polyps.
For pain that is the result of getting an operation (postoperative pain), Celebrex generic can be similar to ibuprofen. For relief of pain, Celebrex generic can be similar to paracetamol (acetaminophen). Acetaminophen is actually the first line of treatment for osteoarthritis, which means Celebrex generic can also be used for this ailment.
Celebra and Celebrex generic name celecoxib are marketed by Pfizer for arthritis, and Celebrex generic can be acquired in capsule form by prescription.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease which affects many tissues and organs, but mainly attacks the synovial joints. It can result to a painful, disabling condition that can render one to lose mobility and function of joints if not treated properly. COX-2 inhibitors like Celebrex generic and other NSAIDs are usually effective in treating rheumatoid arthritis. For elderly patients, Celebrex generic only sometimes give them a bit of gastrointestinal intolerance. However, be careful when using Celebrex generic if you are elderly, since there is an increased risk of getting a myocardial infarction if you take Celebrex generic.
Osteoarthritis is sort of a type of rheumatoid arthritis that involves the degradation of joints which includes the subchondral bone and articular cartilage as well. People with osteoarthritis suffer from tenderness, joint pain, locking, stiffness and sometimes they even suffer from joint effusion. Treatment involves acetaminophen (analgesic) as the first line of treatment. However, if you are suffering from mild to moderate symptoms of osteoarthritis, you may need to have NSAIDs such as Celebrex generic as they are more effective with lower chances of getting adverse gastrointestinal side effects; however, it should be noted that Celebrex generic can increase chances of getting cardiovascular disease such as a myocardial infarction.
Specific gastrointestinal side effects one might get as a side effect from taking Celebrex generic are: diarrhea, indigestion or dyspepsia, abdominal pain, flatulence, accidental injury, inflammation of the throat or pharyngitis, swelling of the legs or feet (also called peripheral edema), swollen nasal passages, rash, upper respiratory tract infection, dizziness and runny nose.
It is wise to consult your doctor or pharmacist regarding the use of Celebrex generic for pain management. Pfizer markets Celebrex generic name celecoxib, and it is available in the market as capsules to be taken by mouth. Celebrex generic capsules can come in 50, 100, 200 or 400 mg of celecoxib. In the United States, FDA approved the first versions of Celebrex generic on May 2014, upon the expiration of the patent there. In many countries including Philippines and India, Celebrex generic is legally available and can come in many different generic brands.