When to Take Celebrex
The exact amount of Celebrex® (celecoxib) your healthcare provider recommends -- as well as when you should take it -- will depend on several different factors, namely:
- Age (especially when giving this drug to children)
- The condition being treated
- If any other medical conditions are present.
People who have severe liver disease and children who are poor CYP 2C9 metabolizers should not take Celebrex at all.
For adults, the typical starting dose when treating different kinds of arthritis ranges from 100 mg to 200 mg, taken once or twice a day. This amount may be increased if treatment does not progress as expected, or it may be decreased if bothersome side effects occur.
When taking Celebrex, the exact time of day does not matter. However, it is best to pick a time that works best for you and be consistent. This helps ensure an even level of the medication in your system.
(For more information on ensuring a safe, effective treatment process with this medication, click Celebrex Dosage. This article provides dosing guidelines for specific conditions and includes more tips for those taking it.)