Please consult your physician before taking any medication. Celebrex 200mg 30 Caps Generic Name: celecoxib (oral) (seh leh COK sib) Brand Names: Celebrex What is celecoxib? Celecoxib is in a group of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Celecoxib works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Celecoxib is used to treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and menstrual pain. Celecoxib is also used in the treatment of hereditary polyps in the colon Celecoxib may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.