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 374 207
Pain 305 172
Fibromyalgia 187 103
Inflammation 59 36
Ankylosing spondylitis 53 22
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 44
Moderate 61
Mild 84
None 328

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

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Celecoxib

Dosage Patients
200 mg daily 47
200 mg twice daily 23
100 mg daily 13
100 mg twice daily 10
400 mg daily 7
200mg as needed 6
50 mg twice daily 3
daily 3
50 mg daily 2
100 mg three times daily 2

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Why patients stopped taking Celecoxib

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 178
Side effects too severe 119
Doctor's advice 104
Other 56
Expense 48
Course of treatment ended 27
Personal research 26
Change in health plan coverage 18
See all 427 patients who've stopped taking Celecoxib

Duration

Currently taking Celecoxib

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 7
6 months - 1 year 13
1 - 2 years 21
2 - 5 years 27
5 - 10 years 24
10 years or more 35

Stopped taking Celecoxib

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 65
1 - 6 months 103
6 months - 1 year 66
1 - 2 years 78
2 - 5 years 67
5 - 10 years 38
10 years or more 12
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 400
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 47
Not at all hard to take 431
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 8
$100-199 15
$50-99 53
$25-49 54
< $25 170
Not specified 217

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Celecoxib after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Meloxicam (Mobic) 20
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 11
Naproxen Prescription (Naprosyn) 8
Rofecoxib 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
Naproxen Prescription (Naprosyn) 4
Nabumetone (Relafen) 3
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 2

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52 patient evaluations for Celecoxib

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

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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