Arthritis Home > Celebrex Medication Information
Available in the form of a capsule, Celebrex® (celecoxib) is a prescription medication used to treat conditions related to pain and inflammation, such as:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Ankylosing spondylitis (AS)
- Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP).
Celebrex comes in four different strengths and is made by Pfizer, Inc. In clinical studies, the most common side effects reported with this drug included:
- Stomach pain
However, most people tolerate Celebrex well; if side effects do occur, they tend to be mild and easy to treat. Before starting treatment with this medication, your healthcare provider will need up-to-date information on your health situation, including any allergies or medical conditions you have, as well as any medicines you take (including prescription and nonprescription products).
(For more information on this medication, click Celebrex. This article takes an in-depth look at the drug's dosing guidelines, generic availability, and important safety warnings.)