Was Celebrex Taken Off the Market?

Celebrex® (celecoxib) is a prescription drug commonly used to treat pain and inflammation associated with certain medical conditions, such as painful menstrual periods and many kinds of arthritis. It comes in capsule form and is typically taken once or twice a day.
Contrary to popular belief, Celebrex was not taken off the market. A similar medication, Vioxx® (rofecoxib), was voluntarily taken off the market by the manufacturer due to the increased risks of cardiovascular-related side effects, such as heart attack and stroke.
In order to reduce the risk of these and other potentially serious side effects during treatment with Celebrex, it is important to take the lowest possible dose for the shortest amount of time. In addition, take this product exactly how your healthcare provider tells you and do not adjust your dose without talking to your healthcare provider first.
(Click Celebrex to learn more about this medication, including how it works, when and how to take it, possible side effects, and other safety concerns.)
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