Celebrex (Celecoxib)

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CELEBREX (celecoxib) is a medication prescribed to treat pain and can be taken for either acute or chronic pain conditions. CELEBREX has been approved to treat pain for the following conditions:

  • Acute pain
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Familial adenomatous polyposis
  • Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in patients 2 years of age and older
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Primary dysmenorrhea
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

CELEBREX is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by inhibiting the creation of a family of signaling molecules called prostaglandins. Prostaglandin controls inflammation, pain, and other immune responses. CELEBREX inhibits an enzyme called cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), which is normally responsible for creating prostaglandins.

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FDA approved


22-40% (peak plasma levels after 3 hrs)

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Prescription only (Rx-only) in most jurisdictions

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Elimination half-life

Approximately 11 hours

Dosage (Strength)

50 mg, 100 mg, 200 mg, and 400 mg capsules

Pregnancy advice

Use is not recommended; particularly late in pregnancy (can cause closure of the ductus arteriosus)


Celebrex among others

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The dose of CELEBREX varies based on which condition you are treating. The dose usually ranges from 100 mg to 400 mg daily in adults and 50mg to 200 mg daily in pediatric patients.

CELEBREX may be divided into one or two doses daily,

CELEBREX should be taken with food to help reduce stomach upset.

Take CELEBREX exactly as prescribed by your doctor.


The active ingredient in CELEBREX is celecoxib, which is also the name of the CELEBREX generic.


Tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following conditions:

  • Cardiovascular events (stroke, myocardial infarction, embolism)
  • Fluid retention or edema
  • Hypertension
  • Kidney impairment
  • Liver impairment
  • Peptic ulcer disease or GI bleeding
  • Sulfa drug allergy

CELEBREX medication can cause or worsen many of the above conditions. CELEBREX may still be safe to take with proper lab monitoring by your doctor.

Side Effects

Some of the most common adverse effects that occur while taking CELEBREX include:

  • Accidental injury
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Dyspepsia
  • Flatulence
  • Peripheral edema
  • Pharyngitis
  • Rhinitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Upper respiratory tract infection

CELEBREX and other NSAIDs commonly cause stomach upset and symptoms associated with the gastrointestinal system. Speak with your doctor before starting CELEBREX if you are taking other medications that may weaken the lining of the stomach, like steroid medications, or medications that increase the risk of bleeding, like anticoagulants.

Buy CELEBREX online from Canada Drugs Direct to avoid the wait at the local drug store. CELEBREX is available for purchase with a prescription from a licensed healthcare provider. 


  1. Celebrex [package insert]. New York, NY: Pfizer; 2008.

NSAIDS for pain relief, WebMD. Retrieved May 2020.

Frequently Asked Questions about Celebrex (Celecoxib)

What is Celebrex usually used for?

Celebrex (celecoxib) is often used to ease pain and swelling caused by conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. It's also okayed for managing pain after surgery or injury.

What's the downside of taking Celebrex?

Celebrex can lead to serious problems like heart attacks or strokes, as well as stomach or intestinal issues that could be fatal.

How long does it take Celebrex to work?

It typically takes about 3 hours after taking Celebrex for it to reach its peak level in your body. The pain relief may last up to 24 hours.

Is it OK to take Celebrex every day?

Celebrex can be taken once or twice daily as prescribed by your doctor. Don't exceed the recommended dosage or duration.

What is the most common side effect of Celebrex?

The common side effects include back pain, changes in taste, gas, headaches, heartburn, trouble sleeping, loss of taste, throat pain, or a runny nose.

What organ is Celebrex hard on?

Celebrex can impact the kidneys and liver. If you have moderate liver issues, your dose might need adjusting. Severe liver problems call for avoiding Celebrex if possible.

What is the best time of day to take Celebrex?

Usually, it's taken twice a day with a 12-hour gap between doses, so mornings and nights.

Does Celebrex cause weight gain?

Weight gain can happen with long-term use but it's rare, affecting less than 2% of users.

Does Celebrex affect sleep?

While Celebrex itself doesn't directly impact sleep, side effects like stomach pain, heartburn, gas, diarrhea, nausea, or dizziness might make it hard to sleep.

Can you stop Celebrex suddenly?

If you develop any rash, you can stop taking Celebrex right away. However, always follow your doctor's instructions, and for best results, stick to the same time daily.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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