Celecoxib is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), given to treat pain and other symptoms of inflammation Patients take it for three types of arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. In arthritis it relieves pain, swelling, redness, and fever. It is also taken for menstrual cramps. It works by inhibiting an enzyme called cyclooxygenase-2, which helps make prostaglandin, a molecule involved in pain and inflammation.                     


Celecoxib is available in capsules. The usual dose is 400mg initially, followed by 200mg twice daily.

Common Side Effects

  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Flatulence
  • Heartburn
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Cough or sore throat

Cost of Celebrex

The price of celecoxib varies from $9.00 to $60.00 with a coupon. Click here to find a pharmacy near you.

How to Obtain a Prescription for Celebrex

Celebrex (celecoxib) is a prescription drug that must be prescribed by a physician or other licensed prescriber. Did you know? QuickMD can refill most medications remotely by telemedicine and prescribe Celebrex online.