What is celecoxib?
Celecoxib is a prescription medication used to treat arthritis.
It is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug - also known as NSAIDs - that is used to relieve the pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by multiple forms of arthritis. It is also used to treat short-term pain caused by injuries, surgery, and other medical or dental procedures. In some cases, it is even prescribed to treat painful menstrual periods.
Arthritis is a common condition caused by inflammation and swelling in your joints. More prevalent in older individuals, arthritis affects more than 54 million Americans.