Celebrex is used for relieving fever, pain, tenderness and swelling that is cause by either osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis. While Celebrex does not prevent these types of arthritis from progressing, it does reduce their signs and symptoms. This medication has also been approved in treating patients who have FAP and have not had their colon removed. It is also approved for relieving acute pain, including the pain that is caused by primary dysmenorrhea (menstrual cramping).
It is important that a patient uses the lowest effective dosage. Of course, this medication can be used for managing a variety of things, including:
1.When being used for managing osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, a patient should take either 100mg taken twice a day or a single dosage of 200 mg each day.
2.If you are taking this medication for acute pain or menstrual cramps, then you should take 400 mg the first day, then 200 mg twice a day as necessary.
3.Those who are using this medication to treat FAP should take 400 mg twice a day.