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 384 214
Pain 308 175
Fibromyalgia 189 105
Inflammation 60 36
Ankylosing spondylitis 54 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
46
Moderate
62
Mild
85
None
332

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 51
200 mg twice daily 28
100 mg daily 15
100 mg twice daily 13
400 mg daily 10
200mg as needed 8
50 mg daily 3
50 mg twice daily 3
400 mg twice daily 2
40,000 mg daily 2

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Why patients stopped taking Celecoxib

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 180
Side effects too severe 121
Doctor's advice 105
Other 56
Expense 49
Course of treatment ended 27
Personal research 26
Change in health plan coverage 18
See all 432 patients who've stopped taking Celecoxib

Duration

Currently taking Celecoxib

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 8
6 months - 1 year 11
1 - 2 years 22
2 - 5 years 35
5 - 10 years 29
10 years or more 43

Stopped taking Celecoxib

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 71
1 - 6 months 99
6 months - 1 year 65
1 - 2 years 80
2 - 5 years 68
5 - 10 years 39
10 years or more 12
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 409
Usually 67
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 439
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 8
$100-199 15
$50-99 55
$25-49 55
< $25 174
Not specified 218

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 29 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
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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