Celecoxib (Celebrex®)

By: CPMC Genetic Counseling Staff
Reviewed by: Neda Gharani, PhD and Tara Schmidlen, MS, CGC, Coriell Institute for Medical Research

Celecoxib (Celebrex®) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that acts as a selective cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitor. COX-2 is an enzyme produced in the body that is responsible for inflammation and pain. Celecoxib (Celebrex®) is used to reduce the production of this enzyme to treat pain and inflammation that is caused by many conditions including arthritis and menstrual pain. Celecoxib has also been approved for use in the treatment of colon polyps.

How Often is Celecoxib (Celebrex®) Prescribed?
In 2012, celecoxib (Celebrex®) ranked 26th among the top 200 drugs sold in the U.S. market and 76th in terms of total number of prescriptions dispensed.

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Uses of Celecoxib (Celebrex)

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Risk Factors

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The CPMC Study

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