Celebrex is an NSAID (like Ibuprofen) used to treat pain and discomfort. We use it for many causes, from arthritis to the menstrual pain. Its mechanism of action is quite simple. Celebrex blocks prostaglandins in your body. When the level of prostaglandins decreases, you stop feeling discomfort.
Are There Any Side Effects of Celebrex?
Take a small portion of Celebrex as possible. In other cases, some severe side effects may occur. What kind of side effects can you expect from Celebrex?
- Heart attack if you take it after a recent heart attack;
- Bleeding and perforation of the stomach;
- High blood pressure;
- Kidney problems;
- Liver problems;
- Skin and allergic reactions;
- Vomiting and dizziness;
Warning: If you are dealing with some chronic conditions, like arthritis, ask your doctor for some other med. It can be harmful to use Celebrex for a long time. It’s best to consume Celebrex with food to avoid stomach pain and disorder.
You should consult your doctor about every medical condition you have. If you have heart or liver problems, your doctor will choose another medicine.
Can I Avoid the Side Effects?
Avoid drinking alcohol and smoking while taking Celebrex. Use Celebrex in as low dosages as possible. If you missed a dose, skip it. Don’t take two doses at a time. Many drugs interact with Celebrex. So please avoid using any meds, herbs, or vitamins with it.
Is Celebrex Worth Taking?
If your doctor has prescribed this med to you, other meds have no chance. But if you can live a day without taking Celebrex, do it.
If you feel strange after taking Celebrex, call emergency. Don’t wait for the stringent processes to begin. Tell your doctor about all the medical conditions you have. In this case, the risk of side effects will be minimal.
In any case, don’t prescribe generics or Celebrex to yourself. Celebrex is a severe medication, and you need medical guidance to take it. Keep in mind that Celebrex is not a medication that will heal you. It is just a tool to ease your pain. Don’t increase the dose of Celebrex, even if it feels like the problem isn’t gone.
What to Do If I Feel I Need to Take More?
You should contact your doctor and tell him/her why do you think you need more Celebrex. In some cases, severe pain means you need proper treatment. Instead of fighting pain, it’s better to fight its reason.
And if you feel like you can take this pain without a Celebrex, go for it. The less medication you take, the better it is for your body.
Can I Take Celebrex and Ibuprofen?
You’d better avoid taking other medications with Celebrex. They can make a reaction, which can lead to the consequences for your body. Other NSAIDs can increase the toxic effect of Celebrex.
Can I Drink Alcohol while Taking Celebrex?
It’s best to avoid drinking and smoking while taking Celebrex. Nicotine and alcohol increase the risk of heart failure and stomach bleeding.