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Celecoxib (Celebrex) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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What is the Generic Name for Celebrex?

celecoxib

What is the Trade Name for celecoxib?

Celebrex

What are the Indications of Celecoxib (Celebrex) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, acute pain

What are the Actions of Celecoxib (Celebrex) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

decreases pain and inflammation by inhibiting synthesis of prostaglandins

What is the Therapeutic Class of Celecoxib (Celebrex) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

antirrheumatics/NSAID

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Celecoxib (Celebrex) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

none

What are the Nursing Considerations of Celecoxib (Celebrex) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

  • use caution with cardiovascular disease
  • increases risk for MI, CVA, thrombosis
  • may cause GI bleeding, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, dermatitis
  • notify provider for new-onset abdominal pain or black stool

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