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Celebrex: Instructions

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Dosage and Administration

Dosages may require modification to adjust for individual sensitivities and associated medical conditions.

Adults Under 60
For osteoarthritis: 100 mg taken twice daily or 200 mg taken once daily.
For rheumatoid arthritis: 100 to 200 mg taken twice daily.

Note: Celecoxib can be taken with or without food. However, if this medication upsets your stomach, then you should consider taking it with food.

Adults 60 and Over
Dosage adjustment is generally not necessary. However, for patients weighing less than 50 kg (or 110 lb), should start at the lowest recommended dose.

Infants and Children
Safety and efficacy have not been established in children less than 18 years of age.

Maximum Dosage Recommendations
For adults: 400 mg daily.

Usual Duration of Use
The length of therapy varies depending on the response of the patient.

If You Miss a Dose
If you miss a dose, take as soon as possible. If close to the next dose, skip and take the next dose. Do not double dose.

Storage

Keep all medications out of the reach of children


Store in a tightly closed container at room temperature in a dry and dark place. Do not store in the bathroom as moisture can cause the drug to break down. "Health at your fingertips"small logo planetrx
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Updated on: 02/01/10
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