Is there a generic for Celebrex?
FRIDAY, May 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday gave its approval to the first generic version of the powerful pain reliever Celebrex (celecoxib).
What are the different strengths of Celebrex?
Celebrex is available in four different strengths: 50 milligrams (mg), 100 mg, 200 mg, and 400 mg. For information on the effectiveness of Celebrex, see the “ Celebrex uses ” section below. Celebrex is available as a generic drug called celecoxib. A generic drug is an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication.
What is Celebrex used for?
For information on the effectiveness of Celebrex, see the “ Celebrex uses ” section below. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves prescription drugs such as Celebrex to treat certain conditions. Celebrex is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that reduces inflammation (swelling and damage) and relieves pain.
Does Celebrex help with menstrual cramps?
Celebrex is a commonly used NSAID that’s well accepted as an effective treatment for menstrual cramps. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends using NSAIDs like Celebrex to relieve the pain of menstrual cramps. Celebrex is FDA-approved for use in children to treat juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) .*
How does Celebrex work to treat arthritis?
It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Celebrex is used to treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and menstrual pain. Celebrex is used to treat juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in children who are at least 2 years old.
Is there a generic version of celecoxib 100 mg?
Celebrex has remained the only cox-2 inhibitor medication on drugstore shelves in the years since. On Friday, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries got the nod from the FDA to market cheaper generic versions of celecoxib capsules in 50 milligram, 100 mg, 200 mg, and 400 mg strengths.
What are the side effects of Celebrex?
Celebrex is used to treat juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in children who are at least 2 years old. It is also used in the treatment of hereditary polyps in the colon. Celebrex may cause stomach or intestinal bleeding, which can be fatal. These conditions can occur without warning while you are using this medicine, especially in older adults.
What are the side effects of Celebrex (naproxen)?
Other side effects of NSAIDs, including CELEBREX,are stomach pain, constipation, diarrhea, gas, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, and dizziness.
Can Celebrex be taken long-term?
Celebrex is taken on a short-term basis to relieve acute pain, such as back pain or menstrual cramps. But you may take Celebrex on a long-term basis for chronic conditions such as arthritis, if your doctor determines this is safe for you.