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Brand name: Celecoxib (AS) TM

Active ingredients: celecoxib

What it is used for

Celecoxib is indicated for the symptomatic treatment of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis.,Celecoxib is indicated for the treatment of primary dysmenorrhoea in adults.,Celecoxib is indicated for the short-term treatment of acute pain in adults following surgery or musculoskeletal and/or soft tissue injury.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 30 Months.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Opaque, white capsules with 2 gold bands and marked "200" on the body.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient celecoxib

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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