Please note, ALL patients that are 60 years and over MUST be on a form of Stomach Protection medication prior to us prescribing this medication. This can be Lansoprazole, Omeprazole, Nexium Control (over the counter), Zantax (over the counter), Ranatidine (over the counter) AND for it to be listed within your online consultation.
What is Celebrex?
Celebrex is a prescription drug and contains the active ingredient Celecoxib. This works by blocking the action of a substance in the body called cyclo-oxygenase. Cyclo-oxygenase is involved in producing prostaglandins, in response to injury or certain diseases and cause pain, swelling and inflammation. Because celecoxib (NSAIDs) block the production of these prostaglandins, they are effective at relieving pain and inflammation. Celebrex is gentle on the stomach.
If you answer YES to any of the following questions please consult your own GP before continuing with our
- if you have previously had an ulcer or bleeding in your stomach or intestines.
(Do not take Celebrex if you currently have an ulcer or bleeding in your stomach or
- if you are taking acetylsalicylic acid (even at low dose for heart protective purposes)
- if you use medicines to reduce blood clotting (e.g. warfarin)
- if you are using Celebrex at the same time as other non-acetylsalicylic NSAIDs such as
ibuprofen or diclofenac. The use of these medicines together should be avoided
- if you smoke, have diabetes, raised blood pressure or raised cholesterol
- if your heart, liver or kidneys are not working well your doctor may want to keep a
regular check on you
- if you have fluid retention (such as swollen ankles and feet)
- if you are dehydrated, for instance due to sickness, diarrhoea or the use of diuretics
(used to treat excess fluid in the body)
- if you have had a serious allergic reaction or a serious skin reaction to any medicines
- if you feel ill due to an infection or think you have an infection, as Celebrex may mask
a fever or other signs of infection and inflammation
- if you are over 65 years of age your doctor may want to keep a regular check on you
As with other NSAIDs (e.g. ibuprofen or diclofenac) this medicine may lead to an increase in blood pressure, and so your doctor may ask to monitor your blood pressure on a regular basis.
Some cases of severe liver reactions, including severe liver inflammation, liver damage, liver failure (some with fatal outcome or requiring liver transplant), have been reported with celecoxib. Of the cases that reported time to onset, most severe liver reactions occurred within one month of start of treatment.
Celebrex may make it more difficult to become pregnant. You should inform your doctor if you are planning to become pregnant or if you have problems to become pregnant (see section on Pregnancy and breast-feeding).
How should you take ?
Always follow the Patient Information Leaflet carefully. The dose will be on the pharmacist’s label. Check the label carefully. If you are not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
As the risk of side effects associated with heart problems may increase with dose and duration of use, it is important that you use the lowest dose that controls your pain and you should not take Celebrex for longer than necessary to control symptoms.
Children: Celebrex is for adults only, it is not for use in children.
Where can I buy Celebrex online?
You can buy Celebrex online with or without a prescription at Medical Specialists, after completing a simple online consultation. Just complete an online consultation by clicking the orange button above. We are the UK’s leading supplier of pain killer medication, and Celebrex for sale in the UK by our pharmacy which is regulated by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.
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