Celebrex Pain Reliever

The prescription drug Celebrex® (celecoxib) is used for acute pain relief. It is also approved to treat arthritis symptoms and painful menstrual periods. It comes in capsule form and is taken once or twice a day, depending on the condition being treated.
To relieve pain, Celebrex works by blocking a particular enzyme (the COX-2 enzyme) that plays a role in pain and inflammation. Although most people tolerate this medication well, side effects are possible. Some of the most commonly reported side effects of Celebrex include indigestion, increased blood pressure, and diarrhea.
(To read the full-length article on this pain reliever, click Celebrex. Topics discussed in this article include how to take your dosage correctly, why this drug is unsuitable for some people, and what to expect during treatment.)
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