Getting the Most Out of Your Treatment
Managing arthritis is about a combination of ideas and tools — in addition to taking your medication. Exercise, weight management, and even your knowledge about arthritis can each help.
With these important next steps, you can continue to take an active role in your treatment:
- Work with Your Doctor – Talk to your doctor about changes in your arthritis pain to help him or her determine the right treatment for you. Always take CELEBREX as your doctor prescribes. However, be sure to report any changes in your health or side effects that you may experience. Your doctor needs that information to make sure that your treatment is the right one for you.
- Keep Informed – Don't be afraid to ask your doctor questions about arthritis or your treatment. You can also use books, magazines, and online resources to learn more about arthritis and stay up to date on new developments in medicine and treatment options.
- Consider Lifestyle Changes – In addition to a healthy diet, finding a balance between physical activities (like walking or water aerobics) and rest can help to ease arthritis pain.
- Discover Arthritis-Friendly Tools – Whether it's a special trowel for the garden or a set of elastic shoelaces to make putting on shoes easier, these tools help protect your joints from painful moves and can improve your ability to perform daily tasks.
Incorporating an integrated approach to arthritis pain management is an important part of your treatment. Look for more information from CELEBREX about this in the future.
Learn about other ways to Partner with Your Doctor.
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.
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.