Celecoxib is a COX-2 inhibitor, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), use for relief of inflammation causing pain and swelling.
To treat arthritis, acute pain, and menstrual pain and discomfort.
Pain or swelling relief should provide relief to enable performance of normal daily activities.
Caution for treating a chronic condition such as arthritis, because of side effects of long-term use may outweigh the benefits of pain relief. It is advice to use non-drug treatments and/or using other medications to treat your pain.
This drug works by blocking the enzyme in your body that makes prostaglandins. Decreasing prostaglandins helps to reduce pain and swelling.