Celebrex is prescribed to treat the pain, swelling, and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and menstrual pain. Celebrex is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is similar to Bextra or Vioxx.
Like other NSAIDs, Celebrex inhibits the body’s production of the COX-2 enzyme, relieving pain and inflammation. Celebrex has been a NSAID preference because it does not cause gastrointestinal problems like other NSAIDs.
Celebrex, the generic name for celecoxib, is manufactured by both Pfizer and Searle Pharmaceuticals. The FDA approved it for use in 1999. Recently, however, Celebrex has been connected to a number of serious medical conditions and other side effects, including:
- Heart Attack
- Blood Clot
- Abdominal Pain
- Gastrointestinal Hemorrhages
- Cardiovascular Problems
- Kidney Failure
- Liver Failure
If you or one of your loved one has suffered from any of these side effects after taking Celebrex, you may be able to file a dangerous drug claim to recover some compensation for your losses. Contact the Law Offices of Michael A. DeMayo, L.L.P. ® today to schedule your free initial consultation.