What is Celecoxib?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Celebrex Celecox

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Celecoxib is a non-steroidal antiinflammatory used to relieve the pain, swelling and stiffness of osteoarthritis and adult rheumatoid arthritis; to treat of primary dysmenorrhea; and to reduce intestinal polyps in the inherited disorder adenomatous polyposis.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Arthritis pain 406 230
Pain 328 187
Fibromyalgia 193 108
Inflammation 61 34
Ankylosing spondylitis 56 25

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 43
Moderate 62
Mild 87
None 357

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Celecoxib

Side effect Patients Percentage
Stomach pain 24
Headaches 7
Constipation 6
Nausea 6
Drowsiness 5
Acid reflux 4

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Celecoxib

Dosage Patients Percentage
200 mg daily 43
200 mg twice daily 15
400 mg daily 8
100 mg daily 7
100 mg twice daily 4
200mg as needed 3
400 mg twice daily 2
40000 mg daily 2
daily 2
200 mg every other week 1

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Why patients stopped taking Celecoxib

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 185
Side effects too severe 122
Doctor's advice 114
Other 60
Expense 52
Course of treatment ended 28
Personal research 26
Change in health plan coverage 19
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Duration

Currently taking Celecoxib

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 14
2 - 5 years 28
5 - 10 years 18
10 years or more 27

Stopped taking Celecoxib

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 76
1 - 6 months 102
6 months - 1 year 66
1 - 2 years 83
2 - 5 years 75
5 - 10 years 41
10 years or more 14
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 423
Usually 77
Sometimes 22
Never taken as prescribed 27
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 12
Somewhat hard to take 24
A little hard to take 53
Not at all hard to take 460
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 7
$100-199 15
$50-99 57
$25-49 56
< $25 182
Not specified 232

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Celecoxib after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Meloxicam (Mobic) 21
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 13
Ibuprofen (Ibuprofen Prescription) 13
Rofecoxib 10
Naproxen (Naproxen Prescription) 9

Show all 28 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Celecoxib and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Meloxicam (Mobic) 13
Naproxen (Naproxen Prescription) 7
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Norco) 4
Nabumetone (Relafen) 4
Tramadol (Ultram) 3

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51 patient evaluations for Celecoxib

Dec 15, 2017 (Started Jun 30, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for arthritis pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Nov 23, 2016 (Started Oct 20, 2002)

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

Jul 20, 2010 (Started Oct 20, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 30, 2016 (Started Oct 15, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily

Aug 13, 2011 (Started Oct 15, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily

Nov 17, 2010 (Started Oct 15, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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