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This Pfizer manufactured NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug), which is also known as Celebra and Celecoxib, is widely used for osteoarthritis, painful menstruation or dysmenorrhea, rheumatoid arthritis and hereditary colon polyps. It is recommended for long term use for people who want regular pain relief.
A generic form of Celebrex is still unavailable in the Unites States due to intellectual property reasons. However, there are generic Celecoxib pills that are available for sale online and can be purchased even by US residents.
Dangers of Using Celebrex:
1. While known for its pain-relieving effects, Celebrex is however a dangerous drug for those who already have heart problems because the longer they use it, the greater the risk of a stroke or a heart attack. Because of this, Celebrex is not recommended fro those who just went through a heart bypass surgery. A person (taking in Cerebral) who experiences chest pain, breathing difficulty, blurred vision or slurred speech should immediately call a doctor.
2. The use of Celebrex can also lead to intestinal bleeding anytime. The risk of getting serious gastrointestinal problems while taking in Celebrex is even more serious for older people. A person using this medication should watch out for symptoms of intestinal bleeding such as coughing up of blood, vomiting and excretion of black or bloody tools.
3. An overdose can result to the coughing up of blood, fainting, excretion of bloody or black stool, nausea, stomach pain and even coma.
4. A person using Celebrex can have skin-sensitive skin and is more prone to getting sunburn not only from the sun but also from the UV rays emitted by tanning
beds. The use of sunscreen can however reduce the risks.
A patient using Celebrex should avoid the following:
1. Alcoholic beverages as it can increase the chances of intestinal bleeding
2. Taking medications without doctor’s advice
3. Medicines containing ibuprofen, aspirin, naproxen, ketoprofen, diclofenac, etodolac, flurbiprofen, ketorolac and mefenamic acid and other drugs that can interact with Celebrex.
On the other hand, Celebrex should not be taken in by a patient who is positive of the following:
1. at a great risk of getting a stroke or heart attack
2. history of blood clot