Celebrex, the brand-name for celecoxib, is
a prescription medication used to treat pain, arthritis, and painful menstrual periods.
Celebrex belongs to a group of medications called NSAIDs. These work by blocking chemicals
in the body that cause pain and inflammation. Celebrex comes in capsule form and is taken
by mouth, once or twice a day, with or without food. Common side effects are stomach pain,
upset stomach, and diarrhea. For more information on this medication and others, explore the
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