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Generic: celecoxib
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This medicine is used to treat arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis
               



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What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • cidofovir
  • methotrexate
  • other NSAIDs, medicines for pain and inflammation, like ibuprofen or naproxen
  • pemetrexed

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • alcohol
  • aspirin and aspirin- like drugs
  • diuretics
  • fluconazole
  • lithium
  • medicines for high blood pressure
  • steroid medicines like prednisone or cortisone
  • warfarin

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Tell your doctor or health care professional if your pain does not get better. Talk to your doctor before taking another medicine for pain. Do not treat yourself.

This medicine does not prevent heart attack or stroke. In fact, this medicine may increase the chance of a heart attack or stroke. The chance may increase with longer use of this medicine and in people who have heart disease. If you take aspirin to prevent heart attack or stroke, talk with your doctor or health care professional.

Do not take medicines such as ibuprofen and naproxen with this medicine. Side effects such as stomach upset, nausea, or ulcers may be more likely to occur. Many medicines available without a prescription should not be taken with this medicine.

This medicine can cause ulcers and bleeding in the stomach and intestines at any time during treatment. Ulcers and bleeding can happen without warning symptoms and can cause death.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • black or bloody stools, blood in the urine or vomit
  • blurred vision
  • breathing problems
  • chest pain
  • nausea, vomiting
  • problems with balance, talking, walking
  • redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
  • unexplained weight gain or swelling
  • unusually weak or tired
  • yellowing of eyes, skin

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • constipation or diarrhea
  • dizziness
  • gas or heartburn
  • upset stomach

               
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