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 371 207
Pain 301 172
Fibromyalgia 187 105
Inflammation 58 36
Ankylosing spondylitis 51 22
Spinal stenosis 48 24

Show all 122 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 60
Mild 85
None 327

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Celecoxib

Side effect Patients
Stomach pain 20
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 40
200 mg twice daily 21
100 mg daily 13
100 mg twice daily 8
400 mg daily 7
200mg as needed 5
50 mg daily 3
50 mg twice daily 3
daily 3
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 103
Other 56
Expense 48
Course of treatment ended 27
Personal research 26
Change in health plan coverage 18
See all 426 patients who've stopped taking Celecoxib

Duration

Currently taking Celecoxib

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 9
6 months - 1 year 10
1 - 2 years 21
2 - 5 years 26
5 - 10 years 16
10 years or more 31

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 66
5 - 10 years 38
10 years or more 12
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 399
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 429
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 8
$100-199 15
$50-99 52
$25-49 54
< $25 167
Not specified 219

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Celecoxib after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Meloxicam (Mobic) 19
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 10
Naproxen Prescription (Naprosyn) 8
Rofecoxib 7
Duloxetine (Cymbalta) 5

Show all 27 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

Sep 19, 2013 (Started Jul 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for inflammation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: it's much easier on your kidneys and stomach than naproxen, and easier to swallow
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 16, 2013 (Started Jan 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Not really sure that this helps all that much, but afraid to stop taking the medication.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 4, 2013 (Started Jan 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 2, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 19, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I discontinued this medication on my own. BIG mistake. I have been fighting every possible joint pain, aches, and nerve issues in my legs since I stopped two months ago I'm breaking down and starting over on the medication.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 6, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 31, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 1, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2013 (Started Nov 30, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for spinal stenosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple system atrophy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (rashes (redness, swelling))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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