I was taking 2 doses per day of 200mg Celebrex for Non-radioactive Axial spondyloarthritis. I was on it for 2 months and was really feeling good. At my last visit on Tuesday, my rheumatologist said, let’s cut the dose and try one a day. I did and 3 days later I’m in terrible pain. Any idea what this means? Can I be on Celebrex 2 times a day indefinitely?
Celebrex is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and helps to reduce swelling, pain and fever. Celebrex works by stopping the production of COX-2, a natural substance in the body that causes pain and inflammation. Celebrex is an NSAID and a COX-2 inhibitor. To reduce the risk of nasty side effects like ulcers and stomach perforations and to reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke it is best to take the lowest effective dose for the shortest possible time.
Your rheumatologist may have had this in mind when he reduced your dose.
It would be a good idea to talk with him/her again.
For more information visit: https://www.drugs.com/celebrex.html
- Celebrex Information for Consumers
- Celebrex Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Celebrex (detailed)
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