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Can You Get a Celebrex Prescription Online?

Can You Get a Celebrex Prescription Online?

Yes, you can get a Celebrex prescription online. Book an online appointment with PlushCare and speak to a top U.S. doctor today. During your appointment, if your doctor decides that Celebrex is right for you, they can write and refill a Celebrex prescription online and send it electronically to a pharmacy near you.

Read on to learn more about getting a Celebrex prescription online and if it can help you.

What is Celebrex?

Celebrex is the brand name for celecoxib - a prescription NSAID that’s typically given to people suffering from arthritis among other conditions. Also known as a COX-inhibitor, the purpose of the medication is to treat stiffness, pain, and swelling mostly associated with inflammation. Aside from arthritis, the medication may also be provided to individuals suffering from pain secondary to injury, adenomatous polyposis, and other conditions that cause moderate to severe pain.

There are a variety of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs available, all of which target unique conditions that often deal with pain, pyrexia (fever), blood clots, and inflammation. Many of these pharmaceuticals are available as over-the-counter drugs, making them accessible and a relatively safe solution for a number of common health concerns.

Celebrex is one of the more potent medications in this family of NSAIDs, and is often recommended for different types of arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.

How Does Celebrex Work?

The medication works by inhibiting the production of COX-2 - a substance produced in the body which causes the sensation of pain and aids inflammation. The medication aims to achieve pain relief 30 minutes to an hour after oral intake.

In some individuals, especially those experiencing more significant pain, it may take several hours for the drug to take effect. Patients suffering from chronic conditions may need to take the medication for 2 weeks before noticing any significant change.

Celebrex Dosage and Treatment

Celebrex comes in doses of 50, 100, 200, and 400 milligrams. Doctors will calculate the required dosage for your specific situation. The goal is to achieve the benefits of the drug while providing the lowest dose possible.

Dosage parameters may be similar to the following, but are likely to vary on a patient-to-patient basis:

  • Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis - 200mg once daily
  • Ankylosing spondylitis - 200 to 400mg once daily
  • Pain caused by injury or severe menstrual cramps - 200mg twice daily
  • Familial polyposis - 400mg twice daily, taken after meals

Note that these measures are intended for adult patients. While doctors may prescribe Celebrex for children, the dosage will vary greatly and will be computed based on the body weight and condition of the child. In any case do not attempt to self-medicate without consulting with your doctor first.

Celebrex can be used in most cases that present with moderate to severe pain. So it’s also often recommended as a post-surgical pain management drug, and in some cases, is even used to relieve pain caused by cancer.

Benefits of Celebrex

The main benefit of Celebrex is the management and reduction of pain. Individuals who suffer from conditions that result from chronic pain can be prescribed this medication to be taken only as necessary so as to limit the effects of pronounced pain.

Aside from pain management however, the drug is also known to reduce swelling, and stiffness. Some research suggests that it can be beneficial in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and cancer, as research models have shown some indication that the drug may have some positive effects on the reduction of cancer cells.

Side Effects of Celebrex

Celebrex - much like any other drug may cause side effects. These manifestations may vary from person to person, and the extent of severity can be different for everyone.

  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Bloating
  • Body pain
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Insomnia
  • Rashes
  • Edema of the hands and feet

In 2005, Celebrex was audited by the FDA in response to reports about the dangerous side effects that the drug might cause. Because of these adverse reactions, Pfizer was forced to implement stricter warnings for Celecoxeb to provide doctors and patients a better understanding of the potential risks that it might cause.

Among these were an increased risk of heart attacks, strokes, and gastrointestinal bleeding. In excessively higher doses, Celebrex can cause kidney failure, hypertension, and may even induce a coma.


Considerations and Precautions of Celebrex

Taking Celebrex alongside certain conditions can be dangerous for your health. That said, it’s ideal to avoid the intake of this NSAID given the patient is positive for one or more of these contraindications:

  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding
  • Heart disease
  • Liver disease
  • Stomach and/or intestinal ulcers
  • Previous gastric bypass surgery
  • Chronic kidney disease stages 4 & 5
  • Alcoholism
  • Anemia
  • Chronic heart failure
  • Asthma

Similarly, individuals taking medications for other conditions may also want to discuss any potential interactions the drug might have with their current use of pharmaceuticals. Some of the medications that are likely to interact with Celebrex include, but are not limited to:

  • ACE inhibitors
  • Aspirin
  • Methotrexate
  • Fluconazole
  • Lithium
  • Diuretics
  • Other NSAIDs
  • Warfarin and other blood thinners

Can You Buy Celebrex Online?

Celebrex is a prescription medication, which means you will need a doctor’s recommendation before you can purchase the drug from your local pharmacy.

Fortunately, you can undergo a complete doctor’s consultation online at Plushcare where you can discuss your case with one of many licensed medical professionals who may be able to provide a Celebrex prescription to help ease the pain you may be feeling. Schedule an appointment with PlushCare to get Celebrex prescribed online today.

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Dr. Umer Khan

Dr. Umer Khan

Medically reviewed by Dr Umer Khan, MD who is a Board Certified physician practicing in Pennsylvania. His special interests include wellness, longevity and medical IT.

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