Dosage for Celebrex: What You Need to Know
If you have certain inflammatory conditions, your doctor might suggest Celebrex as a treatment option. It’s a prescription drug used in adults to treat:
- Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease.
- Ankylosing spondylitis is a disease.
- Acute pain.
- menstrual issues
It’s also approved to treat juvenile Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease. (JRA) in certain children.
Celebrex comes as a capsule you swallow and contains the active ingredient celecoxib.* It belongs to a group of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
This article describes the dosages of Celebrex, as well as its strengths and how to take it. To learn more about Celebrex, see this in-depth article.
Note: This article covers Celebrex’s usual dosages provided by the drug’s manufacturer. But when taking Celebrex, always take the dosage your doctor prescribes.
An active ingredient is what makes a drug work.
The Celebrex daily dose is described below.
What is the form of Celebrex?
Celebrex is a capsule that you swallow.
Celebrex strengths: 50 mg, 100 tablets., 200 tablets, and 400 tablets
Celebrex has four different strengths.
- 50 milligrams is equal to 50 grams.
- 100 tablets.
- 200 tablets
- 400 tablets
What are the usual dosages of Celebrex?
Your doctor will likely start you on a low dose and adjust it over time to reach the right amount for you. They will prescribe the smallest dose that will provide the desired effect.
Celebrex has recommended starting doses, but there isn’t a normal dose for everyone. The recommended maximum daily dose of the drug varies depending on the condition it’s being used to treat. But be sure to take the dosage your doctor prescribes for you.
The information below is about the dosages that are commonly used. Your doctor will make a decision on the best dose. Talk to your doctor about the right Celebrex dose for you.
Dosage for short-term pain, such as from an injury or back pain
To treat short-term pain, such as back pain or pain from an injury, it’s recommended that adults take a first dose of 400 tablets. If needed, a second dose of 200 tablets can be taken. After that, the usual daily dose is 200 tablets twice per day as needed.
Dosage for Inflammation.
To treat Inflammation., the usual adult dosage of Celebrex is 200 tablets per day. You’ll take this as a single 200-mg dose or as 100 tablets. twice per day.
Dosage for Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease.
To treat Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease., the adult dosage of Celebrex is 100 tablets. to 200 tablets twice per day.
Dosage for Ankylosing spondylitis is a disease.
To treat Ankylosing spondylitis is a disease., the usual adult dosage is 200 tablets per day. You’ll take this as a single 200-mg dose or as 100 tablets. twice per day. If you still have pain after 6 weeks, your doctor may increase your dosage to 400 tablets per day. (You’ll take this as a single 400-mg dose or as 200 tablets twice per day.) Or they may recommend a different treatment option for you.
Dosage for menstrual issues
To treat menstrual issues, it’s recommended that adults take a first dose of 400 tablets. If needed, a second dose of 200 tablets can be taken. After this, the usual daily dose is 200 tablets twice per day as needed.
What’s the dosage of Celebrex for children with juvenile Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease.?
To treat juvenile Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease. (JRA), the usual dosage of Celebrex in children ages 2 years and older is based on body weight.
The usual dosage for children weighing 10 to 25 kilograms (kg)* is 50 mg twice per day. The usual dosage for children weighing more than 25 kg is 100 tablets. twice per day.
The weight is 2.2 pounds.
Is Celebrex used long term?
Celebrex can be taken long or short term depending on the condition it’s being used to treat. For pain relief, it’s usually used short term. But for chronic conditions such as arthritis, you may take it long term.
It is recommended that you take the lowest Celebrex dose that is safe and effective for you.
If you have certain factors that make your body less able to break down Celebrex, your doctor may start you on a lower dosage. These include:
- The disease of the bile duct.
- How much Celebrex can be broken down by a certainProtein in your lysical system.
Talk to your doctor about any problems with the body before starting Celebrex. They will tell you if you need a blood test to check the activity of aProtein in yourLiver.
Answers to some questions about Celebrex are below.
What’s the maximum dosage of Celebrex I could be prescribed?
The maximum dose per day depends on how your body responds to Celebrex and the condition you are treating.
For example, the recommended maximum dose for Inflammation. is 200 milligrams (mg). This can be taken as a single 200-mg dose or as 100 tablets. twice per day. But the maximum dose for Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease. is 400 tablets, which is taken as 200 tablets twice per day.
The “What is Celebrex\’s dosage?” section is where you can learn more about Celebrex\’s recommended dosages.
Is Celebrex used for fibromyalgia or psoriatic arthritis? If so, what’s the dosage?
Celebrex is not approved to treat fibromyalgia or psoriatic arthritis, but your doctor may prescribe it off-label for these conditions. (Off-label is when a drug is used to treat a condition other than those it’s approved for.)
Celebrex is not approved to treat fibromyalgia. But a
Celebrex is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Some NSAIDs are used to treat psoriatic arthritis, but Celebrex isn’t approved for this condition. To learn more about treatment options for psoriatic arthritis, talk with your doctor.
If you want more information about Celebrex off-label for psoriatic arthritis or other treatment options, you should talk to your doctor.
Celebrex has the active ingredient Celecoxib.
Is there a certain dosage used in older adults taking Celebrex?
No, there’s not a particular Celebrex dosage for adults ages 65 years and older. But it’s recommended that older adults start the drug on the lower end of the usual dosage range. This is because they have a higher risk of side effects compared to younger people. Side effects may include serious heart, digestive, and kidney problems.
The Celebrex dosage may be affected by a number of factors. These include:
- The type and severity of the condition you are treating.
- Your age.
- You may have other conditions.
- How do you respond to Celebrex?
- How your body responds to the drug over time.
Celebrex can be taken with or without food. You should avoid taking the drug with high fat meals.
Celebrex should not be crushed or chewed. If you have trouble swallowing capsules, see this article for tips on how to take this form of medication. You can also talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
If needed, Celebrex can be opened and the contents put into a small amount of applesauce and swallowed immediately.
For information on the expiration, storage, and disposal of Celebrex, see this article.
Accessible drug containers and labels
“If you can’t read the prescription label on your medication, you should tell your doctor or pharmacist. Some pharmacies have labels for medication.”
- Large print or use of blind.
- You can use a code on a phone to change the text to sound.
“If your current pharmacy doesn’t offer accessibility features, your doctor or pharmacist may be able to recommend a new pharmacy.”
Let your pharmacist know if you have trouble opening bottles. They may be able to give Celebrex in a container. They may have tips to make it easier to open the drug container.
If you miss your Celebrex dose, take it as soon as possible. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip it. If you missed a dose, you should not take two doses together. This can cause serious side effects. If you are unsure about taking a missed dose, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
If you need help remembering to take your dose of Celebrex on time, try using a medication reminder. This can include setting an alarm or downloading a reminder app on your phone.
Celebrex can lead to serious side effects if you take more than your doctor prescribes. These side effects can be serious in rare cases.
- hypertension (high blood pressure)
- The kidneys fail.
- Slow breathing.
- A coma.
Symptoms of overdose
There are symptoms caused by an overdose.
- It is not good to be drowsiness.
- lethargy (feeling sleepy and sluggish)
- There is belly pain.
- The stomach or the idiocy is bleeding.
What to do in case you take too much Celebrex
Call your doctor right away if you think you’ve taken too much Celebrex. You can also call 800-222-1222 to reach the American Association of Poison Control Centers or use its online resource. But if you have severe symptoms, immediately call 911 (or your local emergency number) or go to the nearest emergency room.
The dosages provided by the drug manufacturer are described in the sections above. If your doctor recommends Celebrex, they will prescribe the correct amount.
Remember, you should not change your dosage of Celebrex without your doctor’s recommendation. Only take Celebrex exactly as prescribed. Talk with your doctor if you have questions or concerns about your current dosage. Here are some examples of questions you may want to ask:
- “Will my dosage be increased if the maximum recommended dose doesn’t work for me?”
- “Will Celebrex’s dosage change if I take other drugs?”
- Why is the dosage different for different types of arthritis?
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