7 patient evaluations for Celecoxib with a cost of $50-99

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Jul 15, 2012 (Started Nov 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Arthritis pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Stomach pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Mar 1, 2010 (Started Nov 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Arthritis pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Stomach pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication helped with soreness and inflammation. I wish it would have made it go completely away but it does help.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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Feb 23, 2012 (Started May 24, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for lupus and fibromyalgia pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Because of the high expense, I recently tried reducing my dose of Celebrex to 200 mg. every other day. It was a disaster. Felt like someone was running sewing needles through my thumb joints. I had NO idea how well it had been working until I tried stopping or reducing the dose. Then... my doc and I did a trial of NSAIDS, first Aleve, then Ibuprofen. In the past, they'd caused major stomach pain, so this time the he had me take Prilosec one hour before any other morning meds. Then I took one Aleve. I was fine for 8 days, it worked really well for joint pain... but on day 9, my stomach rebelled. It was SO painful. So back to Celebrex. I waited a week, taking Celebrex, then stopped it again for a trial of Ibuprofen, using the same Prilosec routine as above. This time, the stomach pain started after only 36 hours. I was really bummed. So... back on Celebrex, trying to scrape the money together. I'm an illustrator... I NEED my thumbs and fingers to be as pain-free as possible.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Nov 14, 2011 (Started May 24, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for lupus and fibromyalgia pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Inflammation in joints)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I've had excellent results with Celebrex. It minimized my pain, was moderately helpful with inflammation, and I never, ever had any stomach problems with it... even after taking it for 10 years daily. Unfortunately, my income at present is too low to pay the $65/month copay. My insurance only pays 50% on name brands. Hope a generic comes soon. I'm curious to see what happens to me pain and inflammation-wise after it clears my system. I've wondered if morning Celebrex is why my blood inflammatory markers have been fairly low - borderline to normal usually, even when in great pain. All other NSAIDs have caused stomach irritation at some point. For now I'll use ibuprofen or indocin as needed, taking it with a full meal and generic Prilosec. Hope my stomach will be ok.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Sep 15, 2011 (Started May 24, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for lupus and fibromyalgia pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Inflammation in joints)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Occasionally I miss a dose w/o realizing it. Around 3 pm I start hurting all over. Have to think back...did I miss it? Yes. Take it now! So... Celebrex is an essential treatment for pain for me. It costs SO much though... my insurance only pays 50% for name brands. This is a true burden for me.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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Jan 4, 2012 (Started Feb 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Arthritis pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I've also been prescribed a low dose aspirin daily.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Jul 20, 2010 (Started Feb 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I don't know if this drug is addictive or not, I do know that I've tried taking one every other day and pain increases immediately. My prescription calls for 200 mg 2x per day I can usually get by with one but take the second capsule on days with extreme pain ( a 7 or above on a 1-10 scale). My pain level is normally 3-5 daily and I find that level tolerable. I don't expect my medications to totally aleve pain but usually 200 mg of celebrex daily lets me move about and do simple household chores with periods of rest between periods of activity.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jun 15, 2011 (Started Apr 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Doctor recommendation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 27, 2011 (Started Dec 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Back pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Jan 25, 2011 (Started Dec 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Back pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: My doctor said I can stop taking at any time, but I still take it daily to prevent the back pain that I had.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Oct 21, 2010 (Started Dec 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Back pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: My back pain is not a factor in anything I do anymore.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 8, 2011 (Started Oct 21, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Arthritis pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Inflammation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Mar 25, 2010 (Started Oct 21, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Arthritis pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Inflammation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was started on this medication due to I was on coumadin for a time for a blood clot I had July 2009. I couldn't take anything else except for Celebrex and it actually has been helpful somewhat in my pain & inflammation. I still am very stiff when I wake up, though. Nothing much changes that! But overall, it does a better job than ibuprofen with managing pain of the RA.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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Feb 1, 2009 (Started Jul 31, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Sep 17, 2008 (Started Jul 31, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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