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 333 179
Pain 279 153
Fibromyalgia 182 104
Inflammation 58 38
Spinal Stenosis 47 21
Ankylosing Spondylitis 45 16

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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 51
Mild 74
None 283

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Celecoxib

Side effect Patients
Stomach pain 19
Stomach upset 12
Headaches 6
Stomach problems 6
Acid reflux 4
Diarrhea 4

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Celecoxib

Dosage Patients
200 mg daily 43
200 mg twice daily 14
100 mg twice daily 9
400 mg daily 8
100 mg daily 7
50 mg daily 4
50 mg twice daily 3
400 mg twice daily 2
200 mg every other week 1
100 mg three times daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Celecoxib

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 169
Side effects too severe 118
Doctor's advice 100
Other 55
Expense 47
Course of treatment ended 24
Personal research 24
Change in health plan coverage 16
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Duration

Currently taking Celecoxib

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 7
6 months - 1 year 7
1 - 2 years 8
2 - 5 years 33
5 - 10 years 16
10 years or more 27

Stopped taking Celecoxib

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 63
1 - 6 months 99
6 months - 1 year 63
1 - 2 years 77
2 - 5 years 61
5 - 10 years 36
10 years or more 12
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 347
Usually 60
Sometimes 18
Never taken as prescribed 25
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 14
Somewhat hard to take 23
A little hard to take 43
Not at all hard to take 370
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 6
$100-199 14
$50-99 47
$25-49 52
< $25 140
Not specified 191

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Celecoxib after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Meloxicam (Mobic) 14
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 6
Rofecoxib 6
Naproxen Prescription (Naproxen 500) 5
Nabumetone (Relafen) 4

Show all 19 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Celecoxib and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Meloxicam (Mobic) 8
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Vicodin) 3
Naproxen Prescription (Naproxen 500) 3
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 2
Nabumetone (Relafen) 2

Show all 10 treatments patients report switching to

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52 patient evaluations for Celecoxib

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klmom
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: severe
Chest: moderate
Legs: severe
I am: n
I have:
ALS

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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

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Navy Nurse
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Navy Nurse
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: severe
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I have:
ALS

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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

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30+ResearchYrs=Nada?
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30+ResearchYrs=Nada?
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Unreported
Fatigue: Unreported
Sleep: Unreported
Stiffness: Unreported
Function: Unreported
External_stress: Unreported
Stickman: unreported
Description:F43y
FM:9y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See 30+ResearchYrs=Nada?'s full Celecoxib history

Jan 13, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Arthritis pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Acid reflux)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If you haven't take Celebrex because of the high cost, there is now a generic that works just as well! It costs me $10 instead of $100! Thank heaven for small favors. :)
Cost: < $25 monthly

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