Celebrex Medication for Pain

Celebrex® (celecoxib) is a medicine approved to treat a number of conditions related to pain and inflammation. For example, this nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) is often prescribed for:
As a COX-2 inhibitor medication, Celebrex reduces pain by blocking COX-2, an enzyme that plays a role in pain and inflammation in the body. Common side effects include diarrhea, indigestion, and stomach pain.
(For more information on the types of pain that can be treated with this medication, click Celebrex. This article tells you what you need to know about the drug's uses and effects, and also describes some general precautions to be aware of before taking Celebrex.)
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