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Celecoxib (By mouth)

Treats pain. This medicine is an NSAID.

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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
Celebrex, SmartRx CapXib Kit
Drug classes About this
Analgesic, Antirheumatic, Central Nervous System Agent, Musculoskeletal Agent

What works? Research summarized

Evidence reviews

Celecoxib for treating rheumatoid arthritis

For an individual with RA the potential benefits of celecoxib need to be balanced against the uncertainty that the short‐term reduced incidence of upper gastrointestinaI complications are maintained in the long‐term and its increased cost in comparison to traditional non‐steroidal anti‐inflammatory drugs.

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.

Cyclooxygenase-2 selective non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (etodolac, meloxicam, celecoxib, rofecoxib, etoricoxib, valdecoxib and lumiracoxib) for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review and economic evaluation

The objectives were to review the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) selective non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (etodolac, meloxicam, celecoxib, rofecoxib, etoricoxib, valdecoxib and lumiracoxib) for osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

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Summaries for consumers

Celecoxib for treating rheumatoid arthritis

For an individual with RA the potential benefits of celecoxib need to be balanced against the uncertainty that the short‐term reduced incidence of upper gastrointestinaI complications are maintained in the long‐term and its increased cost in comparison to traditional non‐steroidal anti‐inflammatory drugs.

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.

Comparing NSAIDs

How do NSAIDs compare in reducing pain?

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