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Celecoxib (By mouth)

Treats pain. This medicine is an NSAID.

What works?

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Celecoxib is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat mild to moderate pain and help relieve symptoms of arthritis (e.g., osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis), such as inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and joint pain. However, this medicine does not cure arthritis and will help you only as long as you continue to take it. Celecoxib is also… Read more
Brand names include
NuDroxiPAK, SmartRx CapXib Kit
Drug classes About this
Analgesic, Antirheumatic, Central Nervous System Agent, Musculoskeletal Agent

What works? Research summarized

Evidence reviews

Single‐dose oral celecoxib for postoperative pain

Acute pain is often felt soon after injury. Most people who have surgery have moderate or severe pain afterwards. People with pain are used to test pain killers. They have often had wisdom teeth removed. The pain is often treated with pain killers given by mouth. Results can then be applied to other forms of acute pain.

Benefits and harms of celecoxib for treating people with rheumatoid arthritis

We aimed to assess the benefits (improvement in pain, stiffness, physical function) and harms (gut and heart problems) of celecoxib compared with other similar drugs or a fake drug (placebo) for adults with rheumatoid arthritis.

Benefits and harms of celecoxib to treat people with osteoarthritis

We evaluated benefits and harms of celecoxib, a drug used to treat people with osteoarthritis, to improve pain, movement, quality of life and drug safety.

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Summaries for consumers

Single‐dose oral celecoxib for postoperative pain

Acute pain is often felt soon after injury. Most people who have surgery have moderate or severe pain afterwards. People with pain are used to test pain killers. They have often had wisdom teeth removed. The pain is often treated with pain killers given by mouth. Results can then be applied to other forms of acute pain.

Benefits and harms of celecoxib for treating people with rheumatoid arthritis

We aimed to assess the benefits (improvement in pain, stiffness, physical function) and harms (gut and heart problems) of celecoxib compared with other similar drugs or a fake drug (placebo) for adults with rheumatoid arthritis.

Benefits and harms of celecoxib to treat people with osteoarthritis

We evaluated benefits and harms of celecoxib, a drug used to treat people with osteoarthritis, to improve pain, movement, quality of life and drug safety.

See all (30)

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