Celebrex® (celecoxib) is a prescription medication frequently used in the treatment of acute pain, arthritis, and painful menstrual periods. It belongs to a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and works by blocking the action of the COX-2 enzyme.
Celebrex is sold in the form of capsules that come in four different strengths, including:
- Celebrex 50 mg
- Celebrex 100 mg
- Celebrex 200 mg
- Celebrex 400 mg.
The strength of Celebrex your healthcare provider recommends will be based on several factors, including:
- Your weight (for children)
- The medical condition being treated
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you are currently taking.
(For more details on the strengths of Celebrex, click Celebrex Dosage. This article explains the dosing guidelines for adults and children, and discusses the possibility of "off-label" uses.)