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 389 216
Pain 312 176
Fibromyalgia 190 105
Inflammation 60 36
Ankylosing spondylitis 54 23
Spinal stenosis 48 24

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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
Severe
47
Moderate
62
Mild
85
None
336

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Celecoxib

Side effect Patients
Stomach pain 21
Upset stomach 12
Nausea 7
Headaches 6
Stomach problems 6
Constipation 5

Show all 106 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Celecoxib

Dosage Patients
200 mg daily 57
200 mg twice daily 27
100 mg daily 15
100 mg twice daily 14
400 mg daily 11
200mg as needed 8
50 mg daily 4
50 mg twice daily 2
40,000 mg daily 2
100mg as needed 2

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Why patients stopped taking Celecoxib

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 181
Side effects too severe 122
Doctor's advice 108
Other 56
Expense 49
Course of treatment ended 27
Personal research 26
Change in health plan coverage 18
See all 436 patients who've stopped taking Celecoxib

Duration

Currently taking Celecoxib

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 11
6 months - 1 year 8
1 - 2 years 21
2 - 5 years 37
5 - 10 years 32
10 years or more 45

Stopped taking Celecoxib

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 72
1 - 6 months 100
6 months - 1 year 66
1 - 2 years 81
2 - 5 years 68
5 - 10 years 39
10 years or more 12
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 413
Usually 68
Sometimes 24
Never taken as prescribed 25
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 15
Somewhat hard to take 24
A little hard to take 48
Not at all hard to take 443
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 8
$100-199 15
$50-99 55
$25-49 55
< $25 177
Not specified 220

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Celecoxib after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Meloxicam (Mobic) 20
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 11
Rofecoxib 8
Naproxen Prescription (Naprosyn) 7
Duloxetine (Cymbalta) 5

Show all 28 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Celecoxib and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Meloxicam (Mobic) 11
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Norco) 4
Nabumetone (Relafen) 4
Naproxen Prescription (Naprosyn) 4
Tramadol (Ultram) 3

Show all 16 treatments patients report switching to

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53 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

  • 0 helpful marks

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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