Acute pain is characterized as short-term pain. Acute pain works as part of your body's system of protection: It signals that your body is experiencing — or has experienced — some type of tissue damage. Acute pain may occur as a result of trauma, surgery, medical procedures, and/or brief disease states. Acute pain can be experienced as a physical sensation. People describe the feeling as stabbing, burning, twisting, tearing, or squeezing.
Quick facts about acute pain
- Acute pain is very common
- It’s a natural part of the body’s defense system
- It generally lasts for a relatively short period of time
- It may go away as your body recovers and heals
Some causes of acute pain
- Sprains (a stretch or tear of a ligament)
- Strains (a twisting or pulling of a muscle or tendon)
- Fractures (a break in a bone)
- Dental pain
- Orthopedic and other surgeries
- Menstrual pain
Treating acute pain
Common treatments for acute pain include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) both in prescription and over-the-counter form.
In clinical studies, single doses of CELEBREX provided relief from acute pain within 60 minutes.* If you suffer or have suffered from acute pain, ask your doctor if CELEBREX is right for you.
The American Pain Society (APS) recommends treating acute pain as early as possible. Your doctor can help you find the right treatment regimen to help control your pain.
*Individual results may vary.
CELEBREX is indicated for the relief of the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis, and for the management of acute pain in adults.
Important Safety Information
All prescription NSAIDs, like CELEBREX, ibuprofen, naproxen, and meloxicam have the same cardiovascular warning. They may all increase the chance of heart attack or stroke that can lead to death. This chance increases if you have heart disease or risk factors for it, such as high blood pressure or when NSAIDs are taken for long periods.
CELEBREX should not be used right before or after certain heart surgeries.
Serious skin reactions, or stomach and intestine problems such as bleeding and ulcers, can occur without warning and may cause death. Patients taking aspirin and the elderly are at increased risk for stomach bleeding and ulcers.
Tell your doctor if you have:
* A history of ulcers or bleeding in the stomach or intestines
* High blood pressure or heart failure
* Kidney or liver problems
CELEBREX should not be taken in late pregnancy.
Do not take CELEBREX if you have bleeding in the stomach or intestine, or you’ve had an asthma attack, hives, or other allergic reactions to aspirin, any other NSAID medicine or certain drugs called sulfonamides.
Life threatening allergic reactions can occur with CELEBREX. Get help right away if you’ve had swelling of the face or throat or trouble breathing.
Prescription CELEBREX should be used exactly as prescribed at the lowest dose possible and for the shortest time needed.