Arthritis is an affliction that bothers millions of Americans, from the young to the elderly. The diagnosis arthritis means “joint inflammation”. This problem can be very painful and make it difficult to perform many daily tasks, from opening a car door to gardening. Currently, there is no known cure for arthritis, but there are ways to manage the pain associated with it. A drug called Celebrex is a popular choice for easing the pain of arthritis. Talking to your doctor is the first step in deciding whether or not a Celebrex prescription is right for you.
The drug was first approved by the FDA in 1998 and today millions of people use it to help with the swelling and inflammation caused by arthritis. It also relives stiffness. But Celebrex is not only used for arthritis. A Celebrex prescription can also be used to alleviate acute pain after various surgeries, and is also used to treat severe menstrual cramps.
Celebrex is an oral medication that comes in 100, 200, and 400 milligram pill form. Your doctor will determine which dosage is best for you, most likely depending on the severity of your condition. Just about anyone can take Celebrex, with the exception of those who are pregnant, nursing, or have certain allergic reactions to the main ingredient in Celebrex. For those who do receive a Celebrex prescription, it’s important to follow the directions given exactly as they are listed. Taking your medication as prescribed is just as important as receiving the medicine itself. Always follow the directions to the best of your ability. While Celebrex does not promise permanent relief from the pain of arthritis, it certainly does relieve it on an as-needed basis. A little bit of help from your doctor in combination with Celebrex can help arthritis sufferers live a much happier and pain-free life.
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