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 359 194
Pain 293 165
Fibromyalgia 186 108
Inflammation 58 38
Ankylosing Spondylitis 50 21
Spinal Stenosis 47 24

Show all 132 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 43
Moderate 59
Mild 81
None 305

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Celecoxib

Side effect Patients
Stomach pain 22
Upset stomach 12
Nausea 7
Headaches 6
Stomach problems 6
Acid reflux 4

Show all 99 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Celecoxib

Dosage Patients
200 mg daily 55
200 mg twice daily 19
100 mg twice daily 11
100 mg daily 10
400 mg daily 7
50 mg daily 4
200mg as needed 3
50 mg twice daily 2
400 mg twice daily 2
1 tablet(s) daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Celecoxib

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 175
Side effects too severe 121
Doctor's advice 101
Other 55
Expense 48
Course of treatment ended 26
Personal research 25
Change in health plan coverage 16
See all 421 patients who’ve stopped taking Celecoxib

Duration

Currently taking Celecoxib

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 9
6 months - 1 year 10
1 - 2 years 16
2 - 5 years 33
5 - 10 years 22
10 years or more 32

Stopped taking Celecoxib

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 64
1 - 6 months 104
6 months - 1 year 67
1 - 2 years 77
2 - 5 years 62
5 - 10 years 37
10 years or more 12
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 376
Usually 66
Sometimes 21
Never taken as prescribed 25
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 14
Somewhat hard to take 25
A little hard to take 46
Not at all hard to take 403
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 7
$100-199 15
$50-99 50
$25-49 54
< $25 156
Not specified 206

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Celecoxib after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Meloxicam (Mobic) 17
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 9
Naproxen Prescription (Naproxen 500) 7
Rofecoxib 6
Nabumetone (Relafen) 5

Show all 24 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Celecoxib and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Meloxicam (Mobic) 10
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Norco) 4
Naproxen Prescription (Naproxen 500) 3
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 2
Nabumetone (Relafen) 2

Show all 13 treatments patients report switching to

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52 patient evaluations for Celecoxib

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klmom
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 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

  • 0 helpful marks
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:F44y
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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