What is Cobix (Celecoxib) used for?
Cobix (Celecoxib) is used to treat pain and inflammation occurring as a result of arthritis. It is also used to treat other types of acute pain, as well as menstrual pain. This drug belongs to a class of medications known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which work by inhibiting the action of a specific enzyme in the body that is responsible for making prostaglandins. By doing this, it can help to relieve pain and reduce swelling.
How should I use Cobix (Celecoxib)?
Cobix (Celecoxib) comes in the form of capsules which are taken orally, with a full glass of water. This drug may be taken with food. Patients should be aware that the exact dosage required may vary, depending on the condition being treated. Therefore, it is essential to consult your physician before taking this medication so that the correct dosage required can be prescribed. It may take as long as 2 weeks for patients to notice the full effects and benefits of this drug. Patients who are using this drug to treat pain on an "as necessary" basis, and not as part of a regular treatment cycle should use this drug at the onset of pain in order to maximize the effectiveness of it.
What are the side effects of Cobix (Celecoxib)?
Patients may notice the following side effects when taking Cobix (Celecoxib):
You should consult your physician immediately if any of these side effects persist or worsen, or if you notice persistent headaches, an increase in body weight, swelling in the limbs, changes in the color or amount of urine, yellowing of the eyes or skin, persistent stomach pain or severe tiredness.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Cobix (Celecoxib). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
This drug may be unsuitable for patients who currently suffer from, or who have ever suffered from a heart complaint of any kind. Patients are advised to discuss all the potential risks of this medication with their physician before taking this drug.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.