From Pharmacy Drug Guide
Celebrex® is a prescription drug primarily used to treat arthritis pain and inflammation. It also helps relieve pain from menstrual periods, as well as other types of pain. Celebrex is part of a class of drugs known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, and works on reducing hormones that cause pain and inflammation. Aspirin is another type of NSAID.
Patients suffering from arthritis and other painful inflammatory conditions might be able to obtain free Celebrex® samples. These may be available from doctors or healthcare providers. Pfizer, which manufactures Celebrex®, provides physicians with free samples of their new and existing medications. Other money-saving offers are available as well, like the Celebrex® Savings Card.
|Manufactured by||Pfizer, Inc.|
|Brought to market||December 31, 1998|
|Administration||Once a day oral|
|Disclaimer||The information provided by PharmacyDrugGuide is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Do not take any action based on the information on this page without consulting a physician.|
Celebrex® is the brand name for celecoxib, an anti-inflammatory medication primarily prescribed for relief associated with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitus, and managing acute pain in adults. Celebrex® is manufactured by the pharmaceutical company Pfizer, inc. and was approved by the FDA in 1998.
Celebrex® comes in capsule form, and is typically taken one or two times each day. Patients who are prescribed more than 200 milligrams of Celebrex® are advised to take it with food. Celebrex® may cause reactions among those who allergic to aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
Common side effects of Celebrex® include cold symptoms, throat irritation and bowel issues. Signs of serious reactions to Celebrex® include unexplained bruising or bleeding, changes in appetite or weight, palid-hued skin, increased heart rate, urine discoloration or pain while urinating, blisters or hives. Celebrex®, like all non-aspirin NSAIDs, may increase the risk of heart attack or stroke.
How to Get Celebrex Samples
The only way for patients to access free Celebrex® samples is by consulting their doctor. Pfizer pharmaceutical representatives provide doctors and healthcare professionals with free samples of new and existing drugs. If the patient's doctor does not already have Celebrex® samples, he or she can likely request them from Pfizer directly by calling the professional customer support line at 800-505-4426.
Celebrex® has a drug discount card for those ready to purchase full monthly supplies. With the Celebrex® Savings Card, patients can get $15 off of up each prescription. The card may be used up to 12 times, for a maximum annual savings of $180. Certain restrictions apply, and public health care recipients are not eligible.
Other patient assistance programs, not associated with Pfizer, that offer help paying for Celebrex® include the Patient Access Network Foundation's program, Together Rx Access, and the Xubex Patient Assistance Program. Each program has its own set of requirements.