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In April this year the World Masters Games were held in Auckland. It was fantastic to see so many older athletes getting out there and competing. The oldest cyclist was 98 years old and the oldest track and field athlete was 101. Did you join in or did pain hold you back?
Being over the age of 50, doesn’t mean that you have to hang up your boots or put away your netball. However, as we age it seems that the aches and pains become more common and leave you sitting on the couch feeling frustrated, rather than enjoying life and having fun.
It has been shown that Celecoxib Pfizer may help relieve chronic pain caused by osteoarthritis and also acute (short term) pain from musculoskeletal and soft tissue injuries. At recommended doses, Celecoxib Pfizer effectively blocks the production of chemicals that can cause inflammation. This helps relieve osteoarthritis, pain and inflammation as well as acute pain, but with far fewer stomach problems compared to other anti inflammatories. So if you pull a muscle out on the rugby field or playing golf you may find that Celecoxib Pfizer can help ease the muscle pain while reducing the chance of tummy pain.1
Even more importantly Celecoxib Pfizer is now fully funded. So don’t sit around moping or reminiscing about the past, talk to your doctor to see if Celecoxib Pfizer is right for you and get off the couch. Normal doctor and pharmacy fees apply.
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PP-CEL-NZL-0033 NA 9116 08.05.07
References: 1. Celecoxib PfizerData Sheet
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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.