Celebrex medicine

Celecoxib is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug which is known under the brand name Celebrex. This medicine is commonly prescribed for various types of pain. Arthritis, menstrual aches, polyps in the colon, fever, other types of pain can be relieved with the help of Celebrex.

Celecoxib blocks the enzymes producing prostaglandins, the chemicals that contribute to the inflammation, pain, fever, swelling and tenderness.

Celecoxib reduces pain, fever, swelling and tenderness. Celecoxib does not impose risks of bleeding in the intestine or stomach if used in short-term treatment.

Celecoxib is prescribed as an adjunct therapy for osteoarthritis, juvenile arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. By reducing the symptoms Celecoxib improves the quality of life and ability to move.

The medicine is also prescribed for the relief of acute pain and the aches associated with primary dysmenorrhea.

Celebrex can cause side effects such as: headache, abdominal pain, indigestion, diarrhea, nausea, flatulence, and insomnia.

Other side effects can be: fainting, kidney failure, heart failure, aggravation of hypertension, chest pain, ringing in the ears, stomach and intestinal ulcers, bleeding, blurred vision, anxiety, photosensitivity, weight gain, drowsiness and weakness.

If a person has allergic reactions to other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin or ibuprofen, the treatment with Celecoxib may be contraindicated.

In case of existing allergic reaction to Celecoxib a person should not use this medicine.

Celebrex is available in the form of capsules containing 50, 100, 200, and 400 mg of Celecoxib. The dosage for individual patient is chosen with accordance to the severity of the problem, condition being treated, age, other conditions a person may have.

The lowest effective dosage is recommended for all patients.

Osteoarthritis treatment: usual dose is 100 mg two times a day or 200 mg once a day.

Rheumatoid arthritis treatment: the dose is 200 mg twice daily.

Sever or acute pain, menstrual aches: the dose is 400 mg as a single dose , the second dose is possible on the second day.

Some medicines can changes the effectiveness of Celebrex. For instance, fluconazole can increase the concentration of Celecoxib in the body, so the dosage for patients who take fluconazole should be adjusted lower dose of Celecoxib.

Celecoxib can increase the concentration of lithium in the body and its toxicity. So, if a patient takes lithium, it is not recommended to start taking Celebrex.

Skin reactions can appear after use of Celecoxib. Severe skin side effects should be immediately reported to a doctor. The medicine should be stopped. The skin side effects can be exfoliative dermatitis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS), and toxic epidermal necrolysis.

The pregnant women and breast feeding women should not use Celebrex. The medicine can impose certain risks to these categories of women.

Cataflam tablets

Cataflam 50 mg coated tablets is a medical product which contains diclofenac potassium in the dosage of 50 mg. The therapeutic indications of Cataflam tablets are:
Short period of treatment of different kinds of pain, inflammation caused by traumas, sprains;
Treatment of acute periods of musculo-skeletal disorders including periarthritis, tendonitis, tenosynovitis, bursitis;
Management of post-operative pain, swelling such as dental or orthopaedic surgery;
Gynecological conditions such asdysmenorrhoea or adnexitis and associated menorrhagia;
Treatment of migraine attacks;
Acute gout;
Non-articular rheumatism and other conditions.
Cataflam contains the potassium salt of diclofenac, a non-steroidal compound with pronounced analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antipyretic properties. Cataflam tablets demonstrate inhibition of prostaglandin biosynthesis, which is fundamental in reducing inflammation, pain and fever. The medicine starts its action very quickly so, it is an appropriate treatment for conditions which demand fast and effective relief of pain.
Cataflam calls forth profound analgesic effect in moderate and severe pain conditions. Surgical interventions, traumas and injuries often cause inflammation. Cataflam relieves both types of pain spontaneous and secondary pains.
The doses of Cataflam are individually adjusted for different types of patients. The minimal effective dose is recommended for this medication.
For adult patients the dosage can vary from 100 mg to 150 mg in divided doses. The dose depends on the condition and its symptoms. A patient should first consult a doctor about the dosage of the medicine.
Children should not be given Cataflam tablets as this form of the medicine is not appropriate for use until the age of 14 years. Other forms of diclofenac should be considered.
Patients aged 65 or above can be more prone to the side effects of Cataflam. They should be prescribed the lowest possible dose effective for each individual case.
Patients with renal insufficiency or liver problems should ask their caring doctors about the suitability of Cataflam treatment and the dose safe for use.

Contraindications
The hypersensitivity to the medicine and conditions such as bleeding or perforation in the stomach are among the contraindications for Cataflam use. Additionally this medicine is not recommended for people who have hepatic failure, chronic kidney disease, gastric ulcer, and for pregnant women in their last trimester.
The shortest period of treatment is suggested for all groups of patients to avoid side effects.

Adverse reactions

The most commonly observed adverse reactions are gastrointestinal symptoms like peptic ulcers, perforation or GI bleeding, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, constipation, dyspepsia, abdominal pain.
If you want to relieve pain with the help of Cataflam tablets, it is necessary to visit your doctor for consultation. Ask him/her about possible side effects and what to do to prevent their development.

How to use Cataflam tablets

Cataflam tablets are to be taken by mouth with water. To prevent problems with stomach, it is suggested to consume the medicine with foods, milk.
Doctors recommend Cataflam for a short period of treatment. Still for some conditions such as arthritis the duration of the treatment may last for as long as 2 weeks or more of regular use. In the case of long-term treatment, you should be very cautious about your health state and if any side effect from this treatment occurs, you should immediately report it to your doctor.

Celebrex (Celecoxib) – an effective anti-inflammatory medicine

Celebrex is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicine or NSAIDs. The action of this medicine involves the reduction of the hormones that produce inflammation and pain in the body.
Celebrex effectively relieves pain, treats redness, swelling and inflammation caused by short-term pain and different types of arthritis.celeb2
The use of this medicine is limited in certain groups of patients including those with heart problems. Celebrex is never used just prior or after a heart surgery – coronary artery bypass graft (CABG).
Celebrex should be used exactly as prescribed. The medicine lowest effective dose is administered for the shortest period of time.
The indications of this medicine are wide: to treat pain or inflammation caused by arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and menstrual pain, hereditary polyps in the colon.
Celebrex is available in the form of capsules for oral use containing either 50 mg, 100 mg, 200 mg or 400 mg of Celecoxib.

Celebrex with other drugs

Call your health care provider and ask him if you use the next drugs with Celebrex:

• an antidepressant: fluvoxamine (Luvox), escitalopram (Lexapro), citalopram (Celexa),fluoxetine (Sarafem, Prozac, Symbyax), sertraline (Zoloft) or  paroxetine (Paxil). If you use these drugs with an NSAID may cause you to  bleed or bruise easily. • an ACE inhibitor:  enalapril (Vasotec),benazepril (Lotensin), lisinopril ( Zestril, Prinivil), ramipril (Altace),quinapril (Accupril) ;

• a diuretic (water pill) : furosemide (Lasix);

• lithium (Lithobid,Eskalith);

• fluconazole (Diflucan);

• a blood pressure or heart medication: eprosartan (Teveten), candesartan (Atacand), irbesartan (Avalide, Avapro), ), valsartan (Diovan), losartan (Hyzaar, Cozaarte), olmesartan (Benicar),lmisartan (Micardis);

• a blood thinner: warfarin ( Jantoven, Coumadin);

Information about this drug

This medicine  may cause life-threatening circulation or heart  problems especially if you use it long term ( stroke or heart attack). Do not use this drug just after or before CABG (heart bypass surgery).   Go to your doctor at once, if you have weakness,slurred speech, chest pain, problems with vision or problems with balance, shortness of breath.

This medicine may  cause serious effects on:  the intestines or stomach, perforation, bleeding.  Go to your health care provider at once if you have the next symptoms or problems of stomach bleeding (coughing up blood, tarry stools,bloody, black).