51 patient evaluations for Celecoxib

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Jul 16, 2013 (Started Jan 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Not really sure that this helps all that much, but afraid to stop taking the medication.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 4, 2013 (Started Jan 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 2, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 19, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I discontinued this medication on my own. BIG mistake. I have been fighting every possible joint pain, aches, and nerve issues in my legs since I stopped two months ago I'm breaking down and starting over on the medication.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 6, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 31, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 1, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jul 1, 2013 (Started Nov 30, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple system atrophy)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for spinal stenosis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (rashes (redness, swelling))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

May 1, 2012 (Started Sep 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for pain in feet)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for inflammation)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for arthritis pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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 18, 2012 (Started Jan 30, 1990)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for inflammation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: too expensive had blood clots in kidneys and liver

  • 0 helpful marks

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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Jul 27, 2011 (Started Nov 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for carpal tunnel syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Going off, I seem to be having more pain. Needed to tke a break from this med. Karen Nelson, MD WY pain Assoc. had me go off

Apr 14, 2010 (Started Nov 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Quite taking during the day. It made me groggy.

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Jul 1, 2011 (Started Apr 03, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for spinal stenosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (GI problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Avoid Celebrex if you can
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2011 (Started Jul 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for arthritis pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (gastritis, gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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