Celebrex (Celecoxib) is now Celecoxib Pfizer
If you’ve been taking Celebrex for sore joints we’ve got some big news, it’s now called Celecoxib Pfizer. And it’s fully funded. This is the only difference – you still get the exact same pain relief that lasts up to 24 hours after a single dose1.
So when your joints are playing up, ask your doctor about Celecoxib Pfizer. It’s fully funded.
Celecoxib Pfizer could make a difference
Thousands of Kiwis put up with painful and swollen joints, commonly caused by osteoarthritis. Joint pain makes normal, everyday activities difficult and can stop you from enjoying the things you love, often leading to a less active life. Needless to say, it can be incredibly frustrating.
To stay active you need a treatment that helps manage your symptoms. Sure, you could take over-the-counter pain relievers but many of these need to be taken every 6-8 hours. Celecoxib Pfizer, on the other hand, offers powerful pain relief up to 24 hours after a single dose1.
Gentler on the stomach
Compared to traditional anti-inflammatories, Celecoxib Pfizer is gentler on the stomach. That’s because it offers a reduced risk of some side effects, like stomach problems, that can be common with older pain medications1.
Conveniently, you can take it any time of the day with or without food, at home or on the move.
So remember Celebrex is now Celecoxib Pfizer, and it’s fully funded. Ask your doctor if it’s right for you.
References: 1. Celecoxib Pfizer Data Sheet
CELECOXIB PFIZERÒ (celecoxib) 100 mg and 200 mg capsules. CELECOXIB PFIZER is a funded prescription medicine for adults used to treat pain and inflammation in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis; to manage acute pain including dental pain or following surgery; treatment for menstrual cramps (period pain). A pharmacy charge and normal doctor’s fees apply for this medicine. CELECOXIB PFIZER has risks and benefits. Consult your doctor to see if CELECOXIB PFIZER is right for you. Use strictly as directed. Do not take CELECOXIB PFIZER if you are allergic to celecoxib, any of the other ingredients in CELECOXIB PFIZER capsules, other Coxibs, aspirin, NSAIDs (Non-steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) or sulphonamides; have had a heart attack or stroke; have severe liver problems, severe kidney disease, an ulcer or gastric bleeding, Irritable Bowel Disease, or heart failure; are to have an operation for your heart or circulation, or you are already taking an NSAID. Caution is needed if you are taking a drug to stop your blood clotting, for severe psoriasis and severe rheumatoid arthritis (e.g., methotrexate), have diabetes, suspected or known heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, heart failure or a history of heart problems; have allergies; are pregnant, breastfeeding; intend to become pregnant or breastfeed; have aspirin‑sensitive asthma, liver or kidney problems; have had allergic type reactions; take medicine for high blood pressure or heart failure; have fluid retention; have a peptic ulcer, are vomiting blood or material that looks like ground coffee; have bleeding from the back passage or bloody diarrhoea; drink lots of alcohol, smoke or have a current infection. Tell your doctor if you are taking any other medicines. Common side effects include: stomach pain; diarrhoea; indigestion; wind; feeling sick; back pain; swollen hands, ankles and feet; dizziness; headache; insomnia; sore throat; runny nose; sinusitis; upper respiratory tract infection; skin rash; hallucinations. Further information on CELECOXIB PFIZER is available from www.medsafe.govt.nz or Pfizer New Zealand Limited, Auckland, www.pfizer.co.nz. Ph. 0800 736 363. V10517. TAPS NA9245