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Can You Get Celebrex (Celecoxib) Online?

Yes, licensed medical doctors can prescribe Celebrex (Celecoxib) online after a medical evaluation. You can speak with one of our online doctors to learn more about Celebrex. Book an online appointment with one of our top doctors using your phone or computer.

During your virtual visit, a physician will review your symptoms and medical history to provide a diagnosis. If the doctor determines that a patient would qualify for Celebrex, they can write a prescription and electronically send it to a nearby pharmacy for pickup.


What Is Celebrex (Celecoxib)?

Celebrex is the brand name for celecoxib – a prescription NSAID that is 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.

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Celebrex FAQs

How Does Celebrex Work?

Celebrex is often recommended for different types of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Celebrex 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.

What is the Typically Prescribed Dosage of Celebrex?

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 is also often recommended as a post-surgical pain management drug, and in some cases, is even used to relieve pain caused by cancer.

What are the 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.

What are Potential 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.

What are Considerations and Precautions of Celebrex?

Taking Celebrex alongside certain conditions can be dangerous for your health. That said, it is ideal to avoid the intake of this NSAID if 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 Request a Celebrex Prescription Online?

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

You can book an online doctor consultation here at PlushCare. Our board-certified primary care doctors can work with you to develop a treatment plan. You can discuss your case with one of our many licensed physicians, who may be able to provide a Celebrex prescription if you qualify after a medical evaluation. To learn more, book an appointment today.

Telehealth is not appropriate for serious conditions that require immediate attention or emergency care. If you experience any life-threatening issues, call 911 or go to an emergency room immediately.

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