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 399 229
Pain 322 179
Fibromyalgia 193 110
Inflammation 61 36
Ankylosing spondylitis 57 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
Severe 42
Moderate 64
Mild 87
None 352

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Celecoxib

Side effect Patients
Stomach pain 22
Nausea 8
Headaches 6
Gastroesophageal reflux disease 5
Acid reflux 4
Constipation 4

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Celecoxib

Dosage Patients
200 mg daily 67
200 mg twice daily 28
100 mg twice daily 16
100 mg daily 14
400 mg daily 10
50 mg daily 6
200mg as needed 5
40,000 mg daily 3
50 mg twice daily 2
100mg as needed 2

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Why patients stopped taking Celecoxib

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 183
Side effects too severe 124
Doctor's advice 111
Other 59
Expense 50
Course of treatment ended 27
Personal research 26
Change in health plan coverage 19
See all 446 patients who've stopped taking Celecoxib

Duration

Currently taking Celecoxib

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 15
6 months - 1 year 12
1 - 2 years 17
2 - 5 years 43
5 - 10 years 31
10 years or more 47

Stopped taking Celecoxib

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 75
1 - 6 months 100
6 months - 1 year 65
1 - 2 years 83
2 - 5 years 74
5 - 10 years 39
10 years or more 12
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 425
Usually 68
Sometimes 25
Never taken as prescribed 27
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 13
Somewhat hard to take 24
A little hard to take 49
Not at all hard to take 459
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 7
$100-199 15
$50-99 55
$25-49 56
< $25 178
Not specified 234

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Celecoxib after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Meloxicam (Mobic) 22
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 12
Rofecoxib 9
Naproxen Prescription (Naprosyn) 7
Ibuprofen Prescription (Motrin Prescription) 6

Show all 29 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Celecoxib and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Meloxicam (Mobic) 13
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Norco) 4
Nabumetone (Relafen) 4
Naproxen Prescription (Naprosyn) 4
Naproxen OTC (Aleve) 3

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52 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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