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 333 177
Pain 279 153
Fibromyalgia 182 104
Inflammation 58 38
Spinal Stenosis 46 19
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 50
Mild 74
None 282

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 42
200 mg twice daily 15
100 mg twice daily 9
100 mg daily 8
400 mg daily 8
50 mg daily 4
50 mg twice daily 3
400 mg twice daily 2
200mg as needed 2
200 mg every other week 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 99
Other 55
Expense 47
Course of treatment ended 24
Personal research 24
Change in health plan coverage 16
See all 409 patients who’ve stopped taking Celecoxib

Duration

Currently taking Celecoxib

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 8
6 months - 1 year 7
1 - 2 years 8
2 - 5 years 35
5 - 10 years 16
10 years or more 26

Stopped taking Celecoxib

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 63
1 - 6 months 98
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 346
Usually 59
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 368
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 6
$100-199 14
$50-99 47
$25-49 52
< $25 138
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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dreamincaribbean
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dreamincaribbean
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 46
Condition: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 3 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: g
I have:
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

See dreamincaribbean's full Celecoxib history

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
IlliniMS
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IlliniMS
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: None
Cognition: none
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: mild
I am: b
I have:
MS

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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
MSA in Houston
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MSA in Houston
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Mood: Very bad
Cognition: Severe
Autonomic: Severe
Head: severe
Arms: moderate
Legs: severe
Tremors: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MSA

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Jul 1, 2013 (Started Nov 30, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Spinal Stenosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for MSA (Multiple System Atrophy))
  • Side effects
    Severe (Rashes (redness, swelling))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

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