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The Various Medical Uses of Celebrex Generic

December 18, 2015

We are extremely lucky when it comes to today’s medical modernities because it is also conveniently coupled with technological advancements that overall make our lives much better in terms of getting better when ill and we can get our needed medicines without having to go out of our homes just to buy it.  If you have been a sufferer of pain and inflammation, then your doctor may have prescribed you to take Celebrex generic for it.  Celebrex generic is otherwise known as celecoxib.

Celebrex generic is mainly available via prescription by a licensed doctor and it comes in the form of capsules.  Celebrex generic capsules are marketed specifically by the pharmaceutical company Pfizer.  Celebrex generic belongs to a class of drugs known as NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs).

The various medical uses of Celebrex generic include the following: dysmenorrhea or painful menses, ankylosing spondylitis, acute pain, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.  Celebrex generic capsules are also helpful in little children who are more than 2 years old, have a weight of over 10 kilos and diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. In other cases, Celebrex generic has been proven to be useful in lowering the number of rectal and colon polyps in patients suffering from familial adenomatous polyposis.

If a patient has pain as a result of an operative procedure, Celebrex generic works much like that of ibuprofen.  When it comes to pain relief, Celebrex generic works similarly like a paracetamol (such as acetaminophen).  Take note that in osteoarthritic patients, acetaminophen and not Celebrex generic is the initial treatment for osteoarthritis.

In many tentative circumstances, Celebrex generic is quite useful in terms of treating a variety of mental or psychiatric illnesses, including bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and major depression.

Celebrex generic medication was intended originally to relieve or alleviate the feeling of pain while lowering the serious side effects happening in the gastrointestinal part of the user, which is actually quite common when using traditional NSAIDs.  In the medical setting, the principal role of Celebrex generic is to help patients who require constant and long-term relief from pain.  This means that Celebrex generic medication does not have any benefits if it is only taken for a short period of time.  The only exception to this rule is if other traditional NSAIDs or aspirin induce adverse side effects such as allergic reactions to the user, such as hives or urticaria.

Just like any other drug, Celebrex generic capsules can give a patient some side effects that may either be tolerable or very discomforting. The side effects of taking Celebrex generic include a notable 35% increase in the occurrence of significant vascular events such as nonfatal stroke, nonfatal heart attack, or untimely death due to a blood vessel issue.  Furthermore, users of Celebrex generic are exposing themselves to an increased 80% risk of experiencing upper GI tract complications, including obstructions, bleeding, or perforations, which is actually quite common when taking any type of NSAID-type medicines.  If it turns out you are allergic to sulfonamide, you are better off taking an alternative other than Celebrex generic, because the capsule contains an amount of sulfonamide moiety.