Celebrex (celecoxib) belongs to a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). NSAIDS work by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Celebrex is used to treat pain and inflammation caused by many conditions, such as arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and menstrual pain.
Increase in weight and edema (fluid retention) are potential adverse effects from the use of Celebrex. So yes, it is possible that Celebrex is responsible for your weight gain. If you are experiencing excess weight gain, I would discuss this with your health care provider to be sure the weight increase is not being caused by another medical condition rather than from taking Celebrex.
- Celebrex Information for Consumers
- Celebrex Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Celebrex (detailed)
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