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It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Coxib.
Coxib is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in som... View More
Coxib is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Coxib may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Coxib should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Coxib may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Use of Coxib is n... View More
Coxib should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Coxib may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Use of Coxib is no... View More
Coxib is a pain relieving medicine. It alleviates pain, redness, and swelling in conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and pain durin... View More
Uses of Coxib
- Pain relief
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Pain during menstruation
Side effects of Coxib
- Stomach pain
- Flu-like symptoms
- Peripheral edema
How to use Coxib
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Coxib may be taken with or without food, but it i... View More
How Coxib works
Coxib is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) called COX-2 inhibitors. It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that ar... View More
- Coxib helps relieve pain and inflammation.
- It may cause fewer stomach problems as compared to other NSAIDs like Ibuprofen or Naproxen.
- It may cause dizziness and fatigue. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
- Do not consume alcohol while on treatment with this medicine as it may cause excessive drowsiness.
- Regularly monitor your blood pressure while taking this medicine, particularly in the first two weeks after starting treatment.
- Inform your doctor if you have a history of stomach ulcers, heart diseases, high blood pressure, and liver or kidney disease.
- During long-term treatment, your doctor may want to take regular blood tests to monitor your liver function.
- Do not take Coxib if you are pregnant, planning to conceive, or breastfeeding.
Rheumatoid arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Ankylosing spondylitis, Dysmenorrhea, Acute pain, Familial adenomatous polyposis
May be taken with or without food. Dose for OA/RA may be given w/ or w/o meals, but doses for FAP must be given w/ meals.
Oral Osteoarthritis Adult: 200 mg/day as a single dose or in 2 divided doses. May increase to 200 mg bid, if necessary. Rheumatoid arthritis Adult... View More
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis Child: >2 yr >10 kg to <25 kg: 50 mg bid; >25 kg: 100 mg bid.
Hypersensitivity including those in whom attacks of angioedema, rhinitis and urticaria have been precipitated by aspirin, NSAIDs or sulfonamides. Severe... View More
Mode of Action
Celecoxib is a selective cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitor primarily responsible to reduce mediators of pain and inflammation. Its action is due to inh... View More
History of GI bleeding; renal/hepatic insufficiency; asthma or allergic disorders; hypertension; monitor Hb or haematocrit levels for signs of anaemia. ... View More
>10% Headache (10-16%),Hypertension (13%) 1-10% Fever (9%),Dyspepsia (8.8%),Upper respiratory tract infection (8.1%),Arthralgia (7%),Cough (7%),Vom... View More
Pregnancy Category Note
Pregnancy category: C; D at >30 weeks' gestation (may cause premature closure of ductus arteriosus) Lactation: Drug enters breast milk; use caution
May increase plasma level w/ CYP2C9 isoenzymes (e.g. fluconazole). May increase serum level of lithium. May reduce effect of antihypertensives and diure... View More
Alternative brand for Coxib
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