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Celecoxib (Celebrex)

People who experience pain and inflammation due to conditions like arthritis, muscle injury, or painful menstrual periods may find relief with celecoxib (Celebrex®). This prescription medication has been licensed to treat several conditions related to pain and inflammation, and belongs to a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs for short. It is a specific type of NSAID known as a COX-2 inhibitor.
 
Although it is not a cure for arthritis, this medication can help relieve pain, stiffness, and swelling associated with many different types of arthritis, including:
 
Available in four strengths, celecoxib comes in capsule form and is taken once or twice a day, depending on the condition being treated. It is usually taken with a glass of water, with or without food. It's important to take the lowest effective dose for the shortest amount of time possible. This will help ensure a safe treatment process and minimize the risk of serious side effects.
 
(Click Celecoxib to find out more about this medication, including how it works, safety precautions, and generic availability.)
 

Celecoxib (Celebrex)

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