Celecoxib 200 mg belongs to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug or NSAID used to treat disorders that cause inflammations and swelling. It is generally used to manage arthritis accompanied with pain, swelling, tenderness, stiffness, and inflammations. The drug celecoxib 200 mg may also be used to relieve dysmenorrhea or menstrual cramps in women when other pain relief drugs cannot help. Celecoxib 200 mg alone does not treat arthritis but rather help the patient experience relief, manage the symptoms, and enhance the functional use of the joints being affected.
The main drug component of celecoxib 200 mg is celecoxib which is a type of NSAID. However, unlike the other NSAID medications, celecoxib 200 mg can only block specific chemicals that trigger pain and inflammations. Unlike many other NSAIDs celecoxib 200 mg is a specific inhibitor drug for COX-2 enzymes which are responsible for inducing pain and swelling. The drug celecoxib 200 mg does not affect the COX-2 enzymes like the other drugs. Remember that the COX-1 are responsible for protecting the lining of your stomach; when they are blocked, you might experience stomach bleeding. Thus when you choose celecoxib 200 mg for arthritis treatment you are only getting lesser side effects.
Are there any side effects with celecoxib 200 mg?
Since celecoxib 200 mg is a drug, you might expect some minor side effects such as diarrhea, bloating wind, sinusitis, indigestion, dizziness, skin rashes and itching. However for serious side effects like gastric ulceration and cardiovascular problems you should stop taking celecoxib 200 mg and consult your doctor immediately. But you should not worry about these because serious side effects linked with celecoxib 200 mg usage is rare. That is why to reduce your risk you should consult first your doctor before using celecoxib 200 mg when you have other medical disorders.
When should you not take celecoxib 200 mg drugs?
You are not allowed to take celecoxib 200 mg if you have allergic reactions to its ingredients as well as with sulphonamides. You may contact your doctor for more details. If you have histories of gastric bleeding, heart failure, irritable bowel disease, and ulcer then we do not recommend celecoxib 200 mg for your usage. Also avoid celecoxib 200 mg if you have a liver or kidney disorder. Make sure that when taking celecoxib 200 mg you are not taking other drugs that might trigger dangerous drug reactions, such as warfarin, anti-fungal drugs, lithium, pills for high blood pressure, aspirin, oral costicosteroids, diuretic tablets, and antacids for indigestion. You have to speak to your doctor first if you are planning to take celecoxib 200 mg since this article does not have the complete list of drugs that might have dangerous drug interactions with celecoxib 200 mg.
Do not take celecoxib 200 mg for more than the length of time your doctor has recommended you. Keep your celecoxib 200 mg medications away from small children and from a place exposed to sunlight and moist to preserve the freshness of your drugs.