Celebrex for Arthritis
Pain and inflammation due to various medical conditions, such as muscle sprain, painful menstrual periods, and arthritis, can be treated with Celebrex® (celecoxib). This nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) comes in capsule form. How often and when to take it depends on certain factors, including the condition being treated.
For example, when using Celebrex for arthritis, the usual dose for adults is anywhere from 100 mg to 200 mg, taken once or twice a day. For children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, Celebrex dosing is based primarily on weight.
When taking this medication, regardless of the condition being treated, it is important to take the lowest possible dose for the shortest amount of time possible. This can help ensure a safe treatment process and reduce the risk of serious side effects.
(Click What Is Celebrex Used For? to learn more about how this medicine works for arthritis, its effects on the body, and more helpful tips to keep in mind when taking Celebrex.)